Kahlo shows her Mexican and German heritage with a family tree. On the left, you see her mother and grandparents over the landscape of Mexico. On the right, you see her father and grandparents over the sea, symbolizing her father’s journey from Germany to Mexico. The artist painted herself as a child in the center, holding a red ribbon that connects her to the various generations of her family. What differences do you notice between the two sides of the painting? What people and symbols might you include in your own family tree?
Kids label from 2023