Sun and Life was painted by Frida Kahlo in 1947. The painting also reveals Frida’s sadness over her infertility as shown by the weeping sun and fetus. As a result of a terrible bus accident at age 18, Frida was unable to have children. Her obsession with fertility was often the subject of her paintings.
Frida Kahlo’s work has been celebrated internationally as emblematic of Mexican national and indigenous traditions, and by feminists for its uncompromising depiction of the female experience and form.