Portrait of Virginia (Little Girl), 1929 Frida Kahlo

Portrait of Virginia (Little Girl) 1929 Frida Kahlo

Diego Rivera was the one who encouraged Frida Kahlo to paint portraits of indigenous Mexican natives, this being one of her first illustrations. At this point in her life, Frida had not yet found her own style of painting, so she continued experimenting, although she followed the painting style of the world masters. In the painting there is a native Mexican indigenous girl, painted in a vivid color, in a typical “Mexicanist” style very similar to those found in Diego Rivera’s murals. Although in this case Frida’s argument is more detailed, innocent and with a loving and personal blow.

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