The Diary of Frida Kahlo : An Intimate Self-Portrait, Hardback

The Diary of Frida Kahlo : An Intimate Self-Portrait Hardback

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Published in its entirety, Frida Kahlo's amazing illustrated journal documents the last ten years of her turbulent life.

These passionate, often surprising, intimate records, kept under lock and key for some 40 years in Mexico, reveal many new dimensions in the complex personal life of this remarkable Mexican artist.

The 170-page journal contains the artist's thoughts, poems, and dreams--many reflecting her stormy relationship with her husband, artist Diego Rivera--along with 70 mesmerizing watercolor illustrations.

The text entries, written in Frida's round, full script in brightly colored inks, make the journal as captivating to look at as it is to read.

Her writing reveals the artist's political sensibilities, recollections of her childhood, and her enormous courage in the face of more than 35 operations to correct injuries she had sustained in an accident at the age of 18.

This intimate portal into her life is sure to fascinate fans of the artist, art historians, and women's culturalists alike.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 296 pages, 338 illustrations, 167 in full colour, 296 pages, 6 x 9 1/4, 296 pages, 6x9.25"
  • Publisher: Abrams
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  • Category: History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -
  • ISBN: 9780810959545



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Frida Kahlo was a fascinating, strong woman who I admire. Her rt work is not the "feel good" type, such as Monet or Renior, , but it is compelling and full of raw emotion. The things this woman went through are so harsh, from her accident, her multiple operations to her tumultuous marriage to Diego Rivera. All these things come to life in her art and in her personal diary. Her diary completely captivates me. It is so personal, as all good diaries are, that it really gives the reader a glimpse into the "real" Frida. A stunning book full of life, love, loss and anger. This is the heart and soul of Frida.

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Haunting and brilliant - much like the artist herself. I feel as though I've seen almost too much. An intimate portrait indeed.

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