Frida Kahlo lived a life full of sorrow and pain. However, instead of succumbing to her demons and allowing them to crush her spirit, she sprang up and decided to share herself with the world. Her paintings, many of them self-portraits due to her isolation, gained recognition after her death.  

I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality. – Frida Kahlo

Self-Portrait 1940 – Oil on Canvas

Self-Portrait 1940 Oil on Canvas - Frida Kahlo

Fruits of the Earth – 1938 Oil on Masonite

Fruits of the Earth 1938 Oil on masonite

Tree of Hope – 1946 Oil on Masonite

Tree of Hope 1946 Oil on Masonite

I paint my own reality. The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to, and I paint whatever passes through my head without any other consideration. – Frida Kahlo

The Little Deer – 1946 Oil on Masonite

The Little Deer 1946 Oil on Masonite

A few Small Nips – 1935 Oil on Metal

A few Small Nips 1935 Oil on Metal

Self-Portrait (Dedicated to Leon Trotsky) – 1937 Oil on Masonite

Self-Portrait (Dedicated to Leon Trotsky) 1937 Oil on Masonite

The Two Fridas – 1939 Oil on Canvas

The Two Fridas 1939 Oil on canvas

Roots (Raices) – 1943 Oil on Sheet Metal

Roots (Raices) 1943 Oil on sheet metal

The Love Embrace of the Universe, the Earth (Mexico), Me, and Senor Xolotl – 1949 Oil on Canvas

The Love Embrace of the Universe, the Earth (Mexico), Me, and Senor Xolotl 1949 Oil on canvas

I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best. – Frida Kahlo

Self Portrait II – 1940 Oil on Masonite

Self Portrait II 1940 Oil on Masonite

Portrait of Dona Rosita Morillo – 1944 Oil on canvas, Mounted on Masonite

Portrait of Dona Rosita Morillo 1944 Oil on canvas, mounted on masonite

Self-Portrait with Loose Hair – 1947 Oil on Masonite

Self-Portrait with Loose Hair 1947 Oil on Masonite

Self-Portrait as a Tehuana (Diego on My Mind) – 1943 Oil on Masonite

Self-Portrait as a Tehuana (Diego on My Mind) 1943 Oil on Masonite

What the Water Gave Me – 1938 Oil on Canvas

What the Water Gave Me 1938 Oil on Canvas

Painting completed my life. – Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo: A Woman in Rebellion (Biographical Documentary)

My painting carries with it the message of pain. – Frida Kahlo

Life and Times of Frida Kahlo