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Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo

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Hailed by readers and critics across the country, this engrossing biography of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo reveals a woman of extreme magnetism and originality, an artist whose sensual vibrancy came straight from her own experiences: her childhood near Mexico City during the Mexican Revolution; a devastating accident at age eighteen that left her crippled and unable to bear children; her tempestuous marriage to muralist Diego Rivera and intermittent love affairs with men as diverse as Isamu Noguchi and Leon Trotsky; her association with the Communist Party; her absorption in Mexican folklore and culture; and her dramatic love of spectacle.

Here is the tumultuous life of an extraordinary twentieth-century woman — with illustrations as rich and haunting as her legend.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 445-448) and index.

Synopsis:

Originally published in 1983, Hayden Herrera's portrait of Frida Kahlo is the definitive biography of the tempestuous and original Mexican artist. Married to Diego Rivera and deeply involved in Mexican politics, she also had affairs with such diverse historical figures as Isamu Noguchi and Leon Trotsky. Her paintings, often autobiographical, have reached a wider audience through exhibitions over the last 20 years.

Frida is both the basis for the new Miramax film and the primary source people will turn to for all the information on this dynamic figure of the 20th century.

About the Author

Hayden Herrera is an art historian. She has lectured widely, curated several exhibitions of art, taught Latin American art at New York University, and has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. She is the author of numerous articles and reviews for such publications as Art in America, Art Forum, Connoisseur, and the New York Times, among others. Her books include Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo; Mary Frank; and Matisse: A Portrait. She is working on a critical biography of Arshile Gorky. She lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

The blue house on Londres street — Childhood in Coyoacan — The National Preparatory School — Accident and aftermath — The broken column — Diego: the frog prince — The elephant and the dove — Newlywed: the Tehuana Frida — Gringolandia — Detroit: Henry Ford Hospital — Revolutionaries in the Temple of Finance — A few small nips — Trotsky — A painter in her own right — This Pinchisimo Paris — What the water gave me — A necklace of thorns — Remarriage — Patrons, politics, public recognition — The little deer — Portraits of a marriage — Naturaleza Viva: alive still life — Homage to Frida Kahlo — Night is falling in my life — Viva la Vida.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060085896
Subtitle:
A Biography of Frida Kahlo
Author:
Herrera, Hayden
Author:
by Hayden Herrera
Author:
Logan, Chuck
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Artists, Architects, Photographers
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Mexico
Subject:
Ethnic Cultures
Subject:
Painters
Subject:
Ethnic Cultures - General
Subject:
Kahlo, Frida
Subject:
Painters -- Mexico.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Biography-Artists Architects and Photographers
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Movie tie-in ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
63
Publication Date:
20021001
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
9.34x6.10x1.57 in. 1.47 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 445-448) and index.
"Synopsis" by , Originally published in 1983, Hayden Herrera's portrait of Frida Kahlo is the definitive biography of the tempestuous and original Mexican artist. Married to Diego Rivera and deeply involved in Mexican politics, she also had affairs with such diverse historical figures as Isamu Noguchi and Leon Trotsky. Her paintings, often autobiographical, have reached a wider audience through exhibitions over the last 20 years.

Frida is both the basis for the new Miramax film and the primary source people will turn to for all the information on this dynamic figure of the 20th century.

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