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Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo

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Frida Kahlo revolutionized the art world, making her mark as a leading Mexican artist and trailblazer in issues of gender, sexuality, and feminism. This comprehensive work showcases Kahlo's iconic paintings, rare photographs, personal diary entries, and an illustrated biography.

As a highly influential artist in the field of art, Frida Kahlo (1907–1954) stands out among other women in history. Her unique self-portraits, numbering over fifty, have captivated individuals from one generation to the next. Thanks to the hundreds of photographs taken by renowned artists like Manuel and Lola Álvarez Bravo, Nickolas Muray, and Martin Munkácsi, Frida Kahlo has become an iconic figure in 20th century art.

Frida Kahlo's journey into the art world began after a childhood accident. Her marriage to Diego Rivera in 1929 brought her into the forefront of the cultural Renaissance in both Mexico and the United States. Her work received acclaim from poet André Breton, who included her in the international surrealism movement and showcased her pieces in Paris in 1939, earning praise from fellow artists Picasso, Kandinsky, and Duchamp.

Gain insight into Frida's emotions and relationships through a collection of sketches, entries from her private journal, and a comprehensive illustrated account showcasing images of Frida, Diego, and the Casa Azul - her beloved residence and heart of her world.

Experience a deeper appreciation of Frida Kahlo's paintings with this book, featuring detailed shots and rare photos. Discover pieces from private collections and previously unseen works dating back 80 years.

  • English edition
  • Product Type: Monograph, Hardcover
  • 480 pages
  • Published in 2023
  • Shipping Dimensions: 8.8 × 6.5 × 1.3 inches  (22.4 × 16.5 × 3.3 cm)
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 lb (38.4 oz; 1089 g)
  • SKU010011718 | 9783836594851

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Frida Kahlo in 1932

About the Artist

Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo (1907 — 1954) was a Mexican painter best known for her uncompromising and brilliantly colored self-portraits that deal with such themes as identity, the human body, and death. Although she denied the connection, she is often identified as a Surrealist. In addition to her work, Kahlo was known for her tumultuous relationship with muralist Diego Rivera (married 1929, divorced 1939, remarried 1940).

Luis-Martín Lozano

About the Author

Luis-Martín Lozano

Luis-Martín Lozano is an art historian specializing in the study of the creative processes of modernist artists in Mexico and Latin America. He is the recipient of a Fulbright scholarship and has conducted extensive research on the work of both Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, as well as publishing widely on both artists. Lozano was formerly the director of the Museo de Arte Moderno in Mexico, and has been a guest curator for many art institutions in the United States, Europe, Asia, Latin America, and particularly in Mexico.

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