50 cm x 70 cm
19.5" x 27.5"
© Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F. / SOCAN (2021)
About The Two Fridas
The Two Fridas is a portrait of love, heartbreak and duality. Almost life-sized, it was Kahlo's largest painting and a testament to her emotional suffering.
Completed shortly after her divorce from acclaimed Mexican muralist, Diego Rivera, this striking oil on canvas highlights Kahlo’s different personalities: the traditional Frida with a broken heart in Tehuana costume sitting next to an independent Frida in modern European dress.
The dark and stormy clouds that dominate the background reflect the nature of their marriage: tempestuous and filled with infidelities.
About Frida Kahlo
Frida Kahlo’s life story is almost as popular as her art. Born in 1907, Frida Kahlo was a self-taught Mexican painter best known for starkly depicting her chronic physical and emotional pain through her art. Of her 143 paintings, 55 are self-portraits. Kahlo said, “I paint myself because I am so often alone and because I am the subject I know best.” Although she rejected the label, she is often identified as a Surrealist.