However, she is not shy. Like her first self-portraits, her nipples appeared under her body. It poises her to look mischievous and, unlike her efficiency, she has a cigarette. She holds a Mexican flag, telling us exactly where her loyalty is. In this painting, Frida is standing on a border stone representing the border of Mexico and the United States. They engraved the stone: Carmen Rivera painted her portrait in 1932. Maybe she used her first name and her husband’s last name as part of her worthwhile claim. It seems she did not know what they mean as she often came up with slightly incorrect English expressions.
The burning sun and the quarter of the moon are surrounded by cumulus clouds in this painting and, when in contact, produce lightning. There is an old Colombian temple partially destroyed on the Mexican border, but there are dark skyscrapers in America. Mexico has a good deal of rubble, and skulls. There is a new factory in America with four chimneys that look like automata. The original was an oil painting on tin. This is a traditional art process in Mexico. They know small paintings on metal as retablos. Kahlo works with the retablo form but for thematic that differ from those for which it intended the devotional paintings. The sculpture and birth figures represent the ancient culture and artistic traditions of Mexico. This is the skull of the Jalisco puppet, the Kolyma doll and the Totonaka stone. Healthy plants represent life.
Her paintings share the style and technical features of traditional Mexican women's paintings and prayer. Her woks were mainly small paintings, some of which are painted with tin. She paid great attention to details. She was originally influenced by Italian painters of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Botticelli and Bronzino Rivera then influenced Kahlo and also she was influenced by Mexican folk art, especially retablos. Frida Kahlo has influenced many artists such as; Edward Weston, and Guillermo Zamora photographed Frida. Rupert Garcia and Carmen Lomas Garza incorporated her portraits into their work.