Frida : The Biography of Frida Kahlo Paperback
This beautifully-illustrated and engrossing biography of the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo reveals a woman of extreme magnetism and originality and an artist whose sensual vibrancy came straight from her own experiences.
Born and brought up near Mexico City during the Mexican Revolution, she suffered a devastating accident aged eighteen, which left her crippled and unable to bear children.
Her marriage to the muralist Diego Riviera was tempestuous, and she had many love affairs with men as diverse as Isamu Noguchi and Leon Trotsky.
Absorbed in Mexican folklore and culture and a lover of dramatic spectacle, Kahlo's tumultuous life is that of an extraordinary twentieth-century woman.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 528 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 03/03/2003
- Category: Painting & paintings
- ISBN: 9780747566137
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Review by h_d
Awesome book. I was familiar with Frida Kahlo's work, but never very interested in it (despite the inclusion of monkeys in her artwork and my love of simians) and then I just randomly picked up this book at the library and decided to read it. Getting a glimpse at the inspiration behind her art has really allowed me a better appreciation. She was a pretty amazing woman and I felt rather affected by this book, by which I mean I moped around morosely for about a week because I couldn't get <I>The Broken Column</I> out of my head. But then I watched <I>Pathfinder</I> and felt better (awful movie, very attractive lead). <br/><br/>But yes, very enlightening and utterly absorbing read. Amazing woman.