Flower of Life (Flame Flower), 1943 - by Frida Kahlo

In Frida's eyes, blossoms have an indication of sexuality and emotions. She always implies her sexuality in her paintings. Sometimes the sexual references are subtle and not all that obvious, as in her earlier painting Fruits of the Earth, and other times they are the essential the main thing as in this painting. Here she paints a bombshell mandrake plant as male and female sex organs. As the sun beyond anyone's ability to see produces life, sperm shoots from the phallic stamen and vagina-like leaves structure the petaled womb that guarantees the creating infant.

Notwithstanding the way that this painting is dated 1944, it was truly painted in 1943. Its special title was Fire Flower.