Marxism Will Give Health to the Ill

Frida Kahlo1954

Museo Frida Kahlo

Museo Frida Kahlo
Mexico, Mexico

There is a clear evidence of the mood of Frida Kahlo in those artworks that she painted and that still remain in the Blue House, in addition to her sincerity and her stance towards the world. In Marxism Will Give Health to the Ill, Frida Kahlo refers to the trust in communism that was common during that age. In this portrait, the artist conjures the utopian conception of political belief that could release her from her pain. Supported in her ideology, she can go on without the crutches.


  • Title: Marxism Will Give Health to the Ill
  • 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: 1954
  • Location Created: Mexico
  • 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: Self-portrait
  • Physical Dimensions: w600 x h760 mm (without frame)
  • Type: Photograph
  • External Link: http://www.museofridakahlo.org.mx/EluniversointimoINGLES.html
  • Medium: Oil on masonite

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