María Félix painting by Frida Kahlo
In this self-portrait, Frida is painted as a young woman with a portrait of Diego on her chest and apparently two faces in the sun. As proof that he never lost his sense of humor, he painted the portrait of the actress María Félix on his forehead -who was one of Diego’s lovers-. One of his dogs is also represented in the painting, with a tender and protective attitude.
After 1951, Frida was in such severe pain that she was no longer able to work without taking sedatives, sometimes with alcohol. His medication, increasingly stronger, could be the reason that his brushstrokes were becoming less precise, and the layers of paint thicker, in contrast to the precise detail of his previous paintings. The whereabouts of this painting are unknown.