Kahlo painted Self-Portrait with Cropped Hair shortly after she divorced her unfaithful husband, the artist Diego Rivera. As a painter of many self- portraits, she had often shown herself wearing a Mexican woman's traditional dresses and flowing hair; now, in renunciation of Rivera, she painted herself short haired and in a man's shirt, shoes, and oversized suit (presumably her former husband's).
Frida Kahlo de Rivera (July 6, 1907 – July 13, 1954; born Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón) was a Mexican painter, born in Coyoacán, and is perhaps best known for her self-portraits. Kahlo's life began and ended in Mexico City, in her home known as the Blue House.
This painting, The Two Fridas, by Frida Kahlo was created during the time of Frida's divorce to Diego Riviera. It shows her deep hurt at losing her husband. The Frida on the left of the painting represents the Frida who was rejected by Rivera. Her blouse is ripped open to expose her bleeding heart. The Frida to the right is tha one that Rivera still loves, and this Frida has a heart that is still whole. She holds his portrait in her hands. The painting is now on display at the Museo Frida…
The Museo Frida Kahlo, also known as the Blue House or Casa Azul, in Coyoacan, Mexico City. Mexican artist Frida Kahlo was born this house and lived in it with her husband Diego Rivera from 1929 until 1954.