This afternoon my family caught the final show of Frida, performed as part of the Atlanta Opera’s Discoveries Series, https://www.atlantaopera.org/performance/frida/. While watching the candid–and riveting–performance, I immediately knew who “Dimas” was in the opening act. One of Frida’s earliest paintings is of the deceased child. Yes! Frida took part in the Mexican tradition of painting dead children.
Here’s my blog article about the painting: https://thehauntedlibrarian.com/2017/03/02/frida-kahlos-the-deceased-dimas-rosas-at-3-years-old/.
If you get the chance to catch the operatic production, DO! It was fantastic.