Frida Kahlo's work is characterized by its cheerful colors, which however contrast with an alienating atmosphere. In her self-portraits, the grown-up eyebrows, which she herself possessed, are particularly striking. She paints from her fear and loneliness to master her pain. Kahlo left 143 paintings, 55 of which are self-portraits.
She was initially misunderstood or only recognized as Diego Rivera's wife; in November 1938 she had her first solo exhibition, in the gallery of art dealer Julien Levy in New York. In 1953 she had her first exhibition in Mexico thanks to Cola Alvarez Bravo.Read more Read less