Annotated Bibliography

Beck, Evelyn Torton. “Kahlo’s World Split Open.” Feminist


Studies. no. 1 (2006): 54-81.


Beck speaks about Frida’s complicated life. She talks about


Frida’s stormy marriage with Diego Rivera, her traumatic


accident and wounds, and her illness, all of which were


incorporated into her paintings. After she died, her work


disappeared from public view. She was rediscovered by


feminist scholars in the Second Wave of the women’s


movement and has become an “icon” with a wide audience.


Frida Kahlo, Las Dos Fridas, 1939. Oil, 173.5 x 173 cm.


Museum of Modern Art Mexico City, Mexico.


This is one of Kahlo’s self-portraits that she painted. The


painting shows two versions of teh artist sitting side by


side,with both of their hands exposed. One Frida is dressed


nearly all in white and has a damaged heart and spots of


blood on her clothing. The other wears bold colored


clothing and has an intact heart. These figures are


believed to represent the “unloved” and “loved” versions of




PBS, “Understanding Frida Today.” Last modified 2005.


Accessed September 24, 2013,


This document about Frida Kahlo talks about the kind of


woman she was. It talks about her character and how she


expressed herself through her paintings. Frida is a woman


who flaunted her defects and was proud of her “manly”




Tibol, Raquel. Frida Kahlo: An Open Life. Albuquerque:


University of New Mexico Press, 1993.


Tibol’s book uses Kahlo’s personal medical records,


journals, letters, interviews, and personal recollections


in order to truly see into Frida’s life and her darkest


inner feelings. This book dives a lot deeper into Frida’s


life and makes it easier to understand who she was as a




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