Frida Kahlo executed two still life paintings. One is in New York and the other is in her museum. Both were painted after the wife of President of Mexico in that time, Manuel Avila Camacho, asked to do so. But, the First Lady rejected them as she found many erotic signs. The frame, designed by the artist, reminds a womb. Hayden Herrera wrote about this work: "The imperfect fruit of Frida seems to have fought to survive in the dry land of Mexico. As it has done it, it makes us think of Frida as a survivor, and in that way her still lives are sort of a self-portrait. Far from being motifs with certain colors and shapes without sense, they represent a drama of a higher reach".


  • Title: Still life
  • Date: 1942
  • 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: Still life
  • Physical Dimensions: h630 mm (diameter)
  • Type: Painting
  • External Link: http://www.museofridakahlo.org.mx/EluniversointimoINGLES.html
  • Medium: Oil on copper foil

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