The Two Fridas - Frida Kahlo - Museum Kidz - Journal
Channel your love of Frida into this practical journal with a charming portrayal of her dual self-portrait on the cover.
Museum Kidz is a collection designed by Today is Art Day with the artwork of Resul Ertaş.
By revisiting renowned masterpieces in Resul’s signature style, this collection aims to introduce kids to the world of classic art through play.
About The Two Fridas
This double self-portrait by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo is considered her most famous painting. Two versions of Kahlo are seated next to one another. The one on the left is wearing a European-style Victorian dress while the other is wearing a traditional Tehuana dress.
A common interpretation of the work is that this is a representation of Frida’s dual heritage: her European heritage through her father who was German, and her traditional Mexican heritage passed through her mother.
Another interpretation is that the Tehuana Frida is the one Diego Rivera adored (she is holding a small portrait of her husband) while he rejected the European Frida. After all, this painting was made in the year Frida divorced Diego.
About Frida Kahlo
Frida Kahlo (born July 6, 1907, Coyoacán, Mexico—died July 13, 1954, Coyoacán) was a Mexican painter best known for her uncompromising and brilliantly colored self-portraits that deal with such themes as identity, the human body, and death. Although she denied the connection, she is often identified as a Surrealist. In addition to her work, Kahlo was known for her tumultuous relationship with muralist Diego Rivera (married 1929, divorced 1939, remarried 1940).