This introspective individual produced countless self-portraits in her signature style which took in elements of Naive art, Surrealism and Magic Realism.
The characteristics of Mexican art can also be found here, with bright colours dominating throughout her career. You will see the same in the work of Diego Rivera and this muralist was a significant influence on Frida.
The two were proud of their ancestry and would also use traditional Mexican styles within their work, as seen in The Two Fridas and Self-Portrait as a Tehuana for example.
Whilst most Europeans would place her work in the Surrealist movement, alongside the likes of Salvador Dali, Rene Magritte and Joan Miro, she herself rejected this label and stated that her work was a Realist depiction of her own dreams.
Frida Kahlo's paintings became a significant contribution to international feminism, encouraging women from around the world to follow in her footsteps. Georgia O'Keeffe is one of the most famous to have been directly influenced by Kahlo's work.