One of the most famous paintings by Frida, a double self portrait by the title The Two Fridas was painted in 1939, during her divorce with Diego. At first Frida explained that painting as a memory she had from childhood about an imaginary friend; later however she admitted that it actually had to do with Diego and their separation : the two Fridas are - the one Diego loved (on the right), in Mexican costume and holding an amulet with his picture as a boy and, on the left - the one Diego abandoned, in what looks like European dress. This other Frida has bloody scissors in her hand rather than an amulet. What these surgical scissors are cutting is the vein that goes through both Frida’s hearts and is bleeding on scorned Frida’s white Victorian dress, which is actually a wedding gown. Both these Fridas have not only the same facial features, but also their hearts exposed, the major difference being that the abandoned Frida has her heart broken. The two Fridas are holding hands, looking sideways at the observer.
This was the highest paid painting of Frida’s during her lifetime.