Fascinating Self-Portraits of Extraordinary Frida

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Frida Kahlo, Mexico’s greatest female artist, created almost 200 works, paintings, drawings and sketches related to her experiences from life, of her pain and her turbulent love. She painted almost 55 of self-portraits, with brutal honesty as a psychological response to adversity… Let see some of them…

Trotsky lived initially the late 1930s with Rivera and had intimate relationship and affair with Frida… He became a part of her life and a part of her paints.

Self-Portrait Dedicated to Leon Trotsky - 1937
Self-Portrait Dedicated to Leon Trotsky – 1937

In a lot of hers self-portraits animals take major place, because she loved to paint animals, almost as flowers.

Self-Portrait with Monkey – 1940
Self-Portrait with Monkey – 1940

Her life was full of pain, because she had lot of health problems. She spent years in recovering isolated from other people. So, she dedicated a portrait to her doctor.

Dedicated to Dr. Eloesser - 1940
Dedicated to Dr. Eloesser – 1940

She painted her reality, full of isolation, loneliness and daily nightmares…in all her work and in her portraits too.

Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird – 1940
Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird – 1940

With her specific humor that hurts, with her strong self cynicism and irony, this amazing woman, managed to confront the life, and to stare it in the eyes.

Self-Portrait with Braid – 1941
Self-Portrait with Braid – 1941

Her obsession with animals followed her all hers life, and there are many portraits with animals, especially with hers parrots and monkeys…

Me and My Parrots – 1941
Me and My Parrots – 1941
Self-portrait with Monkeys – 1943
Self-portrait with Monkeys – 1943

Relationship with her husband Diego Rivera, the famous Mexican muralist, was stormy, distrust, full with pressures affairs and pain. They had lot of to survive even divorce and remarriage, but they were together until the end of her life.

Self-Portrait as a Tehuana (Diego in My Thoughts or "Thinking of Diego") 1943
Self-Portrait as a Tehuana (Diego in My Thoughts or “Thinking of Diego”) 1943

Hers self-portraits belong to native style and they are made with oil canvas technique… We hope that you like our choice, and remind you that there are almost 55 self portraits, from this extraordinary woman…

Self-Portrait with Loose Hair - 1947
Self-Portrait with Loose Hair – 1947