Self Portrait as a Tehuana, 1943 by Frida Kahlo

This painting was painted in August of 1940 when she and Diego Rivera divorced. She didn't finish this painting until the year of 1943. This painting is also know with two other names: "Diego in My Thoughts" and "Thinking of Diego".

This painting expresses Firda's desire to posses Diego Rivera, who continues betraying her with his affairs with other woman. But she cannot stop thinking about him. She painted a miniature portrait of him on he brow which indicating the obsessive love she has for the famous Mexican artist. In this self-portrait she is wearing Mexican traditional Tehuana costume that Diego Rivera is obsessed for. On her head she was wearing leaves and the root resembles the pattern of spider's web. It might be her thoughts that she had Diego trapped in.