There have been various reasons put forth to account for his withdrawal from the society of his peers. It was said that he was smitten with leprosy, that he had an incurable skin disease; then that his love affairs had gone awry when he was a young man, with the result that he became a woman-hater, then a hater of mankind generally.
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During her last years, Frida painted mostly still life but would politicize them by adding a flag, a peace dove, or inscriptions. One of her last self-portraits in 1954 entitled "Marxism Will Give Health to the Sick" was a strong political statement in support of the PCM. Following that painting she immortalized Stalin in "Self-Portrait with Stalin" , another painting with an obvious Communist theme. When Frida died in July of 1954, she left an unfinished portrait of Stalin on the easel in her studio a testament to the fact that, when she was able, she wanted to paint to " serve the party " and " benefit the Revolution ".