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The beautifully illustrated and utterly absorbing biography of one of the twentieth century's most transfixing artists Frida is the story of one of the twentieth century 's most extraordinary women, the painter Frida Kahlo. Born near Mexico City, she grew up during the turbulent days of the Mexican Revolution and, at eighteen, was the victim of an accident that left her crippled and unable to bear children. To salvage what she could from her unhappy situation, Kahlo had to learn to keep still so she began to paint.
Kahlo 's unique talent was to make her one of the century 's most enduring artists. But her remarkable paintings were only one element of a rich and dramatic life. Frida is also the storyof her tempestuous marriage to the muralist Diego Rivera, her love affairs with numerous, diverse men such as Isamu Noguchi and Leon Trotsky, her involvement with the Communist Party, her absorption in Mexican folklore and culture, and of the inspiration behind her unforgettable art.
Hayden Herrera has succeeded admirably in cutting through the myths to offer a plausible likeness of this wretched, glorious woman * Independent * Frida will hold its place as the first comprehensive biography of this most visceral of artists * Observer * Mesmerizing * TIME Magazine * Herrera presents intimate descriptions of Kahlo's sensuous and fiery nature, and discusses Kahlo's paintings with expert critical skill -- Janet Kaplan
ISBN: 9781526605313 ISBN-10: 1526605317 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 528 Published: 1st September 2018 Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Country of Publication: GB Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.9
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 1