'The book. . . pays tribute to [Kahlo's] ability to transmute physical and emotional pain into art.' - The Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review
An introduction to the artist Frida Kahlo's life, work and legacy
Frida Kahlo is one of the art world's most enigmatic figures. Beautiful, talented, tragic and strong, she broke barriers as a woman and as an artist and her story is irresistibly fascinating. This dynamically illustrated book makes use of full-page reproductions, historical photographs and the latest research to offer a balanced view of the artist and the impact her work has had in the decades since her death.
The author introduces readers to the colourful world of Kahlo's Mexico; describes the misfortune that led to the emergence of her artistic sensibility; explores Kahlo's spiritual connection with her country's folk art and her forays into surrealism; and details her love affairs with intellectuals and other artists, in particular her soul mate Diego Rivera. A fascinating look at a brilliant artist, this volume will appeal to Kahlo's many ardent fans, as well as create new ones.
- Author: Claudia Bauer
- Paperback: 128 pages | 100 illustrations
- Date published: March 2014
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-3791349701
- Product Dimensions: 23.8 x 19.2 cm