Frida : The Biography of Frida Kahlo-9781526605313

Frida : The Biography of Frida Kahlo


Format: Paperback / softback 528 pages
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781526605313
Published: 28 Jun 2018
Classifications: Art & design styles: c 1900 to c 1960, Biography: arts & entertainment
Weight: 442g

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 story of 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.

'Frida will hold its place as the first comprehensive biography of this most visceral of artists' Observer

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