|Medium||Oil on masonite|
|Dimensions||24 x 30 cm
61 x 75.6 cm
|Famous Paintings by Frida Kahlo|
|The Suicide of Dorothy Hale, 1938|
|The Two Fridas, 1939|
|The Bus, 1929|
|The Wounded Deer, 1946|
|The Broken Column, 1944|
|Without Hope, 1945|
The painting Moses, by Frida Kahlo, is considered to be one of her masterpieces. Don José Domingo Lavin had asked Frida Kahlo to read a book about Moses that was written by Sigmund Freud, and to paint a painting inspired by it. This is the history behind this oil on masonite painting, which is also called The Nucleus of Creation, as one can see a depiction of baby Moses who was abandoned in a basket.
This masterpiece led Frida Kahlo to come second at an art exhibition that was held annually in Mexico.
The birth of Moses is rendered more emotional as there are several characteristics all around, including the sun which signifies the godly power, deathly figures and several people who represent humanity in general. Just above baby Moses there is a symbolization of love as one can see a conch with fluid coming out of it.