Frida Kahlo

Author: John Morrison
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 9781438106786
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Painters

The immense emotional and physical wounds Kahlo suffered in her difficult life, due in part to a tragic streetcar accident and marriage to fellow Mexican artist Diego Rivera, inspired her paintings.

Frida Kahlo

Author: Gerry Souter
Publisher: Parkstone International
ISBN: 9781780429687
Release Date: 2016-10-24
Genre: Art

Behind Frida Kahlo’s portraits, lies the story of both her life and work. It is precisely this combination that draws the reader in. Frida’s work is a record of her life, and rarely can we learn so much about an artist from what she records inside the picture frame. Frida Kahlo truly is Mexico’s gift to the history of art. She was just eighteen years old when a terrible bus accident changed her life forever, leaving her handicapped and burdened with constant physical pain. But her explosive character, raw determination and hard work helped to shape her artistic talent. And although he was an obsessive womanizer, the great painter Diego Rivera was by her side. She won him over with her charm, talent and intelligence, and Kahlo learnt to lean on the success of her companion in order to explore the world, thus creating her own legacy whilst finding herself surrounded by a close-knit group of friends. Her personal life was turbulent, as she frequently left her relationship with Diego to one side whilst she cultivated her own bisexual relationships. Despite this, Frida and Diego managed to save their frayed relationship. The story and the paintings that Frida left us display a courageous account of a woman constantly on a search of self discovery.

Frida Kahlo

Author: Lissa Jones Johnston
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 0736864172
Release Date: 2006-07-27
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

An introduction to the life of Frida Kahlo, the Mexican painter who overcame polio and crippling pain to achieve world renown.

Frida Kahlo 1907 1954

Author: Andrea Kettenmann
Publisher: Taschen
ISBN: 3822859834
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Art

An account of the noted Mexican painter's difficult and tumultuous personal and professional life accompanies some of her most notable paintings.

Kahlo

Author: Gerry Souter
Publisher: Parkstone International
ISBN: 9781780424385
Release Date: 2011-12-22
Genre: Art

Behind Frida Kahlo’s portraits, lies the story of both her life and work. It is precisely this combination that draws the reader in. Frida’s work is a record of her life, and rarely can we learn so much about an artist from what she records inside the picture frame. Frida Kahlo truly is Mexico’s gift to the history of art. She was just eighteen years old when a terrible bus accident changed her life forever, leaving her handicapped and burdened with constant physical pain. But her explosive character, raw determination and hard work helped to shape her artistic talent. And although he was an obsessive womanizer, the great painter Diego Rivera was by her side. She won him over with her charm, talent and intelligence, and Kahlo learnt to lean on the success of her companion in order to explore the world, thus creating her own legacy whilst finding herself surrounded by a close-knit group of friends. Her personal life was turbulent, as she frequently left her relationship with Diego to one side whilst she cultivated her own bisexual relationships. Despite this, Frida and Diego managed to save their frayed relationship. The story and the paintings that Frida left us display a courageous account of a woman constantly on a search of self discovery.

Frida Kahlo

Author: Emma Carlson Berne
Publisher: ABDO
ISBN: 1604537019
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Introduction to the life and work of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, who has shaped the world, impacted humanity, and changed the course of history.

Living art Frida Kahlo

Author: Claudia Bauer
Publisher: Prestel Pub
ISBN: UCSC:32106019095592
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Art

Chronicles the life of the famous Mexican painter, detailing her work, her marriage to artist Diego Rivera, and her struggle to overcome several personal tragedies.

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera

Author: Carol Sabbeth
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 9781613741832
Release Date: 2005-08-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Children will find artistic inspiration as they learn about iconic artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera in these imaginative and colorful activities. The art and ideas of Kahlo and Rivera are explored through projects that include painting a self-portrait Kahlo-style, creating a mural with a social message like Rivera, making a Day of the Dead ofrenda, and crafting an Olmec head carving. Vibrant illustrations throughout the book include Rivera's murals and paintings, Kahlo's dreamscapes and self-portraits, pre-Columbian art and Mexican folk art, as well as many photographs of the two artists. Children will learn that art is more than just pretty pictures; it can be a way to express the artist's innermost feelings, a source of everyday joy and fun, an outlet for political ideas, and an expression of hope for a better world. Sidebars will introduce children to other Mexican artists and other notable female artists. A time line, listings of art museums and places where Kahlo and Rivera's art can be viewed, and a list of relevant websites complete this cross-cultural art experience.

Frida Kahlo

Author: Adam G. Klein
Publisher: ABDO
ISBN: 1596797312
Release Date: 2005-09-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Discusses the life of the Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo, best known for her self-portraits.

Frida Kahlo

Author: Salomón Grimberg
Publisher:
ISBN: UCSD:31822035548288
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Art

In Song of Herself, psychiatrist and Kahlo expert Salomon Grimberg introduces and contextualizes a deeply introspective interview that Kahlo gave toward the end of her life to her friend the psychologist Olga Campos. The interview was intended to appear in a book on the creative process of artistic individuals, but it was never published. Kahlo comments candidly on her life, her loves, and her painting, and expresses her attitudes toward her body, politics, friendship, sexuality, and death, among other personal concerns. The most startling autobiographical text known on this singular woman, Kahlo's interview is accompanied by Campos's warm reflections on their relationship, a medical history oh Kahlo gathered by Dr. Henriette Begun, and a detailed psychological assessment of the artist by Dr. James Bridger Harris.

Devouring Frida

Author: Margaret A. Lindauer
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 0819572098
Release Date: 2011-03-01
Genre: Art

Beginning in the late 1970’s Frida Kahlo achieved cult heroine status less for her richly surrealist self-portraits than by the popularization of the events of her tumultuous life. Her images were splashed across billboards magazine ads, and postcards; fashion designers copied the so-called “Frida” look in hairstyles and dress; and “Fridamania” even extended to T-shirts, jewelry, and nail polish. Margaret A. Lindauer argues that this mass market assimilation of Kahlo’s identity has consistently detracted from appreciation of her work, leading instead to narrow interpretations based on “an entrenched narrative of suffering.” While she agrees that Kahlo’s political and feminist activism, her stormy marriage to fellow artist Diego Reviera, and the tragic reality of a progressively debilitated body did represent a biography colored by emotional and physical upheaval, she questions an “author-equals-the-work” critical tradition that assumes a :one-to-one association of life events to the meaning of a painting.” In kahlo’s case, Lindauer says, such assumptions created a devouring mythology, an iconization that separates us from rather than leads us to the real significance of the oeuvre. Accompanied by 26 illustrations and deep analysis of Kahlo’s central themes, this provocative, semiotic study recontextualizes an important figure in art history at the same time it addresses key questions about the language of interpretation, the nature of veneration, and the truths within self-representation. Ebook Edition Note: All images have been redacted.

The Diary of Frida Kahlo

Author: Carlos Fuentes
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
ISBN: 0810959542
Release Date: 2005-08-09
Genre: Art

A facsimile of the diary of the twentieth-century Mexican artist, which is accompanied by an English transcription and commentary and more than three hundred illustrations.

Frida Kahlo

Author: Gannit Ankori
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 9781780232225
Release Date: 2013-10-15
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Frida Kahlo stepped into the limelight in 1929 when she married Mexican muralist Diego Rivera. She was twenty-two; he was forty-three. Hailed as Rivera’s exotic young wife who “dabbles in art,” she went on to produce brilliant paintings but remained in her husband’s shadow throughout her life. Today, almost six decades after her untimely death, Kahlo’s fame rivals that of Rivera and she has gained international acclaim as a path-breaking artist and a cultural icon. Cutting through “Fridamania,” this book explores Kahlo’s life, art, and legacies, while also scrutinizing the myths, contradictions, and ambiguities that riddle her dramatic story. Gannit Ankori examines Kahlo’s early childhood, medical problems, volatile marriage, political affiliations, religious beliefs, and, most important, her unparalleled and innovative art. Based on detailed analyses of the artist’s paintings, diary, letters, photographs, medical records, and interviews, the book also assesses Kahlo’s critical impact on contemporary art and culture. Kahlo was of her time, deeply immersed in the issues that dominated the first half of the twentieth century. Yet, as this book reveals, she was also ahead of her time. Her paintings challenged social norms and broke taboos, addressing themes such as the female body, gender, cross-dressing, hybridity, identity, and trauma in ways that continue to inspire contemporary artists across the globe. Frida Kahlo is a succinct and powerful account of the life, art and legacy of this iconic artist.

Frida Kahlo

Author: Raquel Tibol
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 0826321887
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Art

FRIDA KAHLO is probably the most idolized artist of her time. At the root of the scholarly speculation and pop-culture paraphernalia lies Frida Kahlo: An Open Life, first published in Mexico in 1983. This irreplaceable, eclectic collection reveals the complexities, profound sadness, and immutable creative spirit of the famed Mexican artist. The intimate picture of the often enigmatic Kahlo presented in this book has become an invaluable source for Kahlo scholars. Raquel Tibol, one of Mexico's most respected art critics and art historians, befriended Diego Rivera in Chile and in 1953 came with him to Mexico City, where she met and interviewed Frida Kahlo a year before Kahlo's death. She lived with Kahlo for a while at Coyoacan in Mexico City and then for a time at Rivera's San Angel Inn home. Frida Kahlo: An Open Life uses medical records, journals, letters, interviews, and personal recollections to bring us closer than ever to the Mexican artist and her milieu. Elinor Randall's translation makes Tibol's rich portrait of the remarkable Frida Kahlo available in English for the first time.

Kahlo Art Tattoos

Author: Frida Kahlo
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486413667
Release Date: 2000-09-21
Genre: Art

Four haunting images by one of the 20th century's most original artists, adapted as tattoo art: Self-Portrait with Monkeys, Diego and I, The Little Deer, and Self-Portrait with Collar of Thorns.