Self-Portrait with Monkey – Frida Kahlo, 1983

The next in aesthetic wellbeing series is Frida Kahlo, the Mexican painter known for her many portraits, self-portraits, and works inspired by the nature and artifacts of Mexico. Her paintings often had strong autobiographical elements and mixed realism with fantasy. Frida Kahlo’s first solo exhibition was at the Julien Levy Gallery in New York in 1938. Self-Portrait with monkey is one of the many famous oil on masonite painting by her, commissioned in 1938 by A. Conger Goodyear.

We recommend the following for learning more about Frida Kahlo: – Read Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo(1983), by Hayden Herrera. – Listen to the song for Frida Kahlo by Tinpan Orange, Soundtrack of film “Frida” by Elliot Goldenthal – Watch the movie Frida(2002) directed by Julie Taymor