The Two Fridas (Las dos Fridas)  1939

by Frida Kahlo

oil on canvas
173.5 x 173 cm Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City
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  1. Detail of The Two Fridas, with hand holding a portrait of young Diego.
  2. The two Fridas clasp hands tightly. This bond is echoed by the vein that unites them. Where one is weakened by an exposed heart, the other is strong; where one still pines for her lost love (as underscored by the vein feeding Rivera’s miniature portrait), the other clamps down on that figurative and literal tie with a hemostat.