Appearances Can Be Deceiving

Frida Kahlo1934

Museo Frida Kahlo

Museo Frida Kahlo
Mexico, Mexico

This drawing was unknown until 2007, as it was kept in one of the bathrooms of the Blue House with thousands of documents, photographs and artworks, following Diego Rivera desire after he died. Frida portraited herself naked, with her broken column under an elegant transparent dress. Her left leg is covered with butterflies, reminding the quote "What do I want feet if I have wings to fly".


  • Title: Appearances Can Be Deceiving
  • Creator Lifespan: July 6, 1907 - July 13, 1954
  • Creator Nationality: Mexican
  • Creator Gender: Female
  • Creator Death Place: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Creator Birth Place: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Date: 1934
  • provenance source: Museo Frida Kahlo
  • provenance extent: complete
  • provenance: Part of the Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera archives, called Treasures of the Blue House, which were kept in a room for 50 years, since Frida died, and opened in 2004.
  • painter: Frida Kahlo
  • medium source: Museo Frida Kahlo
  • medium extent: complete
  • description source: Museo Frida Kahlo
  • description extent: Complete
  • description: Las apariencias engañan
  • Physical Dimensions: w297 x h298 mm (without frame)
  • Type: Drawing
  • External Link: http://www.museofridakahlo.org.mx/
  • Medium: Charcoal and color pencil on paper

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