Frida and the Cesarean Operation Painting by Frida Kahlo was a 24.5x28.75 inch oil on canvas painting created in 1932.
A pregnant Frida is centered on the artwork laying a hospital bed with unborn child shown in her belly while above her head a team of doctors work to preform a cesarean operation. Her husband, artist Diego Rivera, is depicted in the bust of the male on her other side with newly born baby below.
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Frida found out she was pregnant while in Detroit and attempted to abort the pregnancy. When the abortion did not hold, she started working on this painting to represent the cesarean operation that she would have to soon receive to deliver the baby. Sadly, before Frida completed this painting she miscarried the baby with a horrible and life threatening miscarriage on July 4th 1932. The resulting pain caused her to begin work on the Henry Ford Hospital Painting.
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