These early experiences made Frida love posing with her subjects like they are in front of the camera. Her father passed away in the year 1941 before she painted him a portrait. Later, when she painted his portrait, she used the brownish tones to recall the early sepia-toned photographs that her father loved to take. Portrait of my father is a reflection of the high mastery of art by Frida and the love she had towards his father. The portrait was created in the year 1952 and had a dimension of 46m by 61m. The physical dimension without the frame is 610mm by 470mm. The portrait is classified as painting, and the medium used in developing the portrait is oil paint or oil on Masonite.
It is classified under the genre of physical art. The art was developed during the period of modern art, also known as Naïve art. The extent of the art medium and the provenance are all rated as complete. Currently, the art is stored where it was created in Mexico at the Museo Frida Kahlo. Although the portrait was painted ten years after his father's death; Frida painted her father as a young man. The painting captures her father exactly as he appears during her wedding pictures that were taken in 1898. However, this is not as he appeared in Frida’s memory. After his father got married, he aged much quickly, and Frida envisions him as a man with gray hair and a face with wrinkles. In the portrait of my father by Frida Kahlo, she paints her father looking away from the viewer and he appears emotionless.
He is also captured with big eyes that make him appear extremely intelligent; these are repeated in the large lens of the camera. Frida articulates the portrait to the details that depicted love and a close relationship with her father. She presents her father as a decent and respected man and uses different colors to represent the contours and uniqueness of her attire. Moreover, she includes a dedication on the scroll at the bottom of the portrait. This message shows she is informed of her father's background and had impeccable characters such as intelligence, generosity, and hardworking.