This monograph celebrates the artist Frida Kahlo while exploring the lesser-known aspects of her story. Reproductions of Kahlo's paintings are accompanied by a series of essays that explore the artist's private writings and the public interest in her life, the role of physical and mental suffering in the creative process, and the coded and double meanings hidden in Kahlo's work. In addition, a photographic essay compiled by her grandniece, Cristina Kahlo, features images from the family's private collection. As an icon of female strength and suffering. This scholarly illustrated tribute to her life and work aims to offer a measured perspective that rises above the noise of celebrity to discover the true artist and the truth of her art.