The Wounded Table1940 by Frida Kahlo

This is one of two large works that Kahlo painted, the other being The Two Fridas. This painting measures approximately 4 x 8 feet. The extraordinary size may have been intentional as she knew it was going to be shown at the same exhibition where her "cheating husband" Diego was showing significantly smaller works.

Kahlo painted this work during her divorce from Diego Rivera, and her state of mind is reflected throughout this painting. The painting resembles a skewed version of The Last Supper with Frida playing the role of Christ at the center of the table. She is surrounded by an eclectic assortment of characters: Cristina's 2 children, a large papier-mâché Judas, a skeleton, a pre-Columbian sculpture and her pet fawn Granizo. The Judas, the skeleton and the pre-Columbian idol are 3 of the 4 characters in her earlier painting The Four Inhabitants of Mexico City, 1938.

The oversized Judas on Frida's right, dressed in blue overalls...
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Media: oil on canvas
Dimensions (h/w/d): 48 97 (121 245)
Location: Whereabouts Unknown