Las Dos Fridas, 1939
“Las Dos Fridas is a dramatization of loneliness. On the day the divorce papers came through, Frida finished this painting. The Two Fridas sit side by side on a bench, their hands joined in a stiff but poignant clasp. The Frida Diego no longer loves wears a white Victorian dress; the other wears a Tehuana skirt and blouse, and her face is perhaps just a shade darker than that of her more Spanish companion suggesting Frida’s dual heritage […]
And all the more more alone; Frida’s only companion is herself. The doubling of her self deepens the chill of loneliness. Abandoned by Diego, she holds her hand, and links her two selves with a blood vein.