Frida and the Cesarean (unfinished)

Frida Kahlo1931

Museo Frida Kahlo

Museo Frida Kahlo
Mexico, Mexico

Frida and the Cesarean is an unfinished artwork that includes many of the themes that obsessed the painter, such as maternity, which was something she couldn't accomplish in her life. This work was created after her first abortion, after three months of pregnancy. Painting for Frida was like a physical and allegorical release of her sick condition and her constant passing by hospitals. She could transform pain into expression, as it is clear in this unfinished painting.


  • Title: Frida and the Cesarean (unfinished)
  • 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: 1931
  • provenance source: Museo Frida Kahlo
  • provenance extent: complete
  • provenance: Museo Frida Kahlo collection.
  • painter: Frida Kahlo
  • original title source: Museo Frida Kahlo
  • original title extent: complete
  • original title: Frida Kahlo y la cesárea (inconcluso)
  • medium source: Museo Frida Kahlo
  • medium extent: complete
  • description source: Museo Frida Kahlo
  • description extent: Complete
  • description: Self-portrait
  • Physical Dimensions: w620 x h730 mm (without frame)
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Banco de México Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo Museums Trust
  • External Link: http://www.museofridakahlo.org.mx/EluniversointimoINGLES.html
  • Medium: Oil on canvas

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