|The Two Fridas|
|Medium||Oil on canvas|
|Location||Museum of Modern Art Mexico City, Mexico|
|Dimensions||68 ¼ x 68 in
173.5 x 173 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|
This painting is an oil on canvas which Frida Kahlo painted in 1939, just after her divorce with her husband Diego Rivera. This self-portrait shows two Fridas so as to show her two personalities. She also mentioned that the second Frida came from her imaginary friend from when she was a child, but it also emphasizes the pain she was suffering emotionally because of her divorce.
In fact, the heart of both Fridas is exposed and is connected together by a common vein that is then cut off by the surgical pincers that the Frida in the white dress is holding. The other Frida, who is wearing the traditional Mexican dress is holding an amulet with a picture of Diego.
The background shows a gray, stormy sky that is meant to signify Frida’s sadness and turmoil. The two Fridas are holding each other hands, so as to signify that she is truly alone.