Frida Kahlo was always very close to her family. This is clear in this unfinished artwork, Family Portrait. During a long time at the hospital in 1950, Frida tried to keep on painting this piece, but she didn't finish it. The artist painted a family tree with all the richness and variety of her origins: the purepecha blood of her mother and hungarian from her father. She also painted a fetus, a motif that is common in many of her artworks. This painting has not only her family roots, but the emotional ones as well.


  • Title: Family portrait (Unfinished)
  • Date: 1949 - 1950
  • provenance source: Museo Frida Kahlo
  • provenance extent: complete
  • provenance: Museo Frida Kahlo collection.
  • painter: Frida Kahlo
  • medium source: Museo Frida Kahlo
  • medium extent: complete
  • description source: Museo Frida Kahlo
  • description extent: Complete
  • description: Portrait
  • Physical Dimensions: w590 x h420 mm (without frame)
  • Type: Painting
  • External Link: http://www.museofridakahlo.org.mx/EluniversointimoINGLES.html
  • Medium: Oil on canvas on masonite

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