Frida Kahlo Joins the Mexican Communist Party
Diego incorporated a portrait of Frida into his "Ballad of the Revolution" mural in the Ministry of Public Education.
She appears in a panel he called "Frida Kahlo Distributes the Weapons". Dressed in a black skirt and red shirt, and wearing a red star on her breast, she is shown as a member of the Mexican Communist Party, which she in fact joined in 1928. Rivera continued to be a frequent visitor at the "Blue House".
A year earlier, in 1928, Kahlo had joined the Mexican Communist Party.
Kahlo joined the Mexican Communist Party in 1928, only to be expelled one year later, with Rivera, for opposing Stalin's crackdown on Trotsky's Left Opposition. Although later reconciling herself to Stalinism, Kahlo remained on the left and always considered herself a communist.