This double self-portrait by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo is considered her most famous painting. Two versions of Kahlo are seated next to one another. The one on the left is wearing a European-style Victorian garment while the other dons a traditional Tehuana dress.
A common interpretation of the work is that this is a representation of Frida’s dual identity: her European ties through her German father and the Mexican heritage passed through her mother.
Another interpretation is that the Tehuana Frida is the one Diego Rivera adored (she is holding a small portrait of her husband), while he rejected the European Frida. After all, this painting was made in the year Kahlo divorced Rivera.