Portrait of Lucha Maria, A Girl from Tehuacan, 1942

Portrait of Lucha Maria, A Girl from Tehuacan, 1942 - by Frida Kahlo
Courtesy of www.FridaKahlo.org

In this painting, Frida depicts an innocent pretty girl who seems to get lost in the desert. The background of this portrait is divided night and day. This is a common background Frida liked to use in some of her other paintings. On the left side is the moon and under it is Pyramid of the Moon at Teotihuacan. On the right side is the sun and under the sun is the Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacan.

The young girl wears a shawl around her shoulders giving the indication that the sun is chilly. In her grasp, she was holding a camouflaged model military plane which may be a symbol of World War II.