A Few Small Nips (Passionately in Love) by Frida Kahlo, 1935

Medium: Oil on Canvas

After learning of the affair between her husband, Diego Rivera, and her sister Cristina, Frida Kahlo painted this portrait of another woman bearing the pain of heartbreak. She was inspired by a newspaper report about an unfaithful woman murdered in an act of jealousy, where the murderer had defended his actions before the judge by saying, "But it was just a few small nips!"

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