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Out of Frida's 143 paintings, 55 of them are self-portraits. 

She draws inspiration from a wide variety of sources, such as Surrealism, ancient Aztec beliefs, popular folklore in Mexico, Eastern philosophy, and medical images.
Here below a few sources to see her paintings with explanations.


My Modern Met

My Modern Met was formed in May, 2008 to create one big city that celebrates creativity. In the article  dedicated to Frida Kahlo they describe in details 10 of her famous paintigs.

The Stories and Symbolism Behind 10 of Frida Kahlo’s Most Famous Paintings


Google Art & Culture Project: Faces of Frida

More than 200 works by Frida Kahlo are available to view online in a vast digital exhibition organised by 33 museums and institutions including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Nagoya City Art Museum. Faces of Frida, available on the Google Arts & Culture platform, enables viewers to zoom in on paintings and sketches by the late Mexican artist, and browse archival material such as letters and journals.


How the 1932 solar eclipse influenced a Frida Kahlo masterpiece created in Detroit

In Detroit, a young Frida Kahlo saw a solar eclipse. Soon after, she used an image of a dual sun and moon to create a modern masterpiece, the painting "Self-Portrait on the Borderline of United States and Mexico".


Frida Kahlo Corporation
The complete works 
Gallery of Frida's paintings

The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo
Where to find Frida's paintings

Museum of Modern Art, New York
"Self-Portrait with Cropped Hair, 1940"

Harry Ransom Center 
"Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird", 1940
"Still Life with Parrot and Fruit", 1951
"Diego y Yo", 1930 (drawing)
The story of "The wounded table" - "La Mesa Herida" (1939)
The Hunt: How Frida Kahlo’s Final Painting Vanished Into Storage


Gisele Freund
Portrait Of Frida Kahlo At Home by Gisèle Freund, who lived for two years in Mexico and became friends with Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo.

Nickolas Muray web site

Getty Images