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Frida Kahlo: Retrospective

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This companion volume to an ambitious retrospective holds a mirror up to the iconic artist whose work so strongly reflected her life. The life and work of Frida Kahlo were inextricably intertwined. This beautiful monograph celebrates the artist while exploring the lesser-known aspects of her story. Reproductions of Kahlo's paintings are accompanied by a series of illuminating essays that explore the artist s private writings and the intense

public interest in her life, the role of physical and mental suffering in the creative process, and the coded and double

meanings hidden in so much of Kahlo s work. In addition, a photographic essay compiled by her grandniece, Cristina Kahlo, features images from the family's private collection. As an icon of female strength and suffering, Frida Kahlo has become something of an art world myth. This scholarly yet profoundly moving illustrated tribute to her life and work offers a measured perspective that rises above the noise of celebrity to discover the true artist and the truth of her art.

Book News Annotation:

Published to accompany a landmark 2010 exhibition held at the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin and the Bank Austria Kunstforum in Vienna, this beautifully produced, oversized catalogue (9.75x11.25") contains 8 essays describing the central issues of Kahlo's life and work--her intense physical pain and its depiction, celestial symbolism, patterns of collecting, her authoritative eye, politics, and poetry. The catalog entries detail the circumstances of each painting's production and symbolism, with references throughout to Kahlo's life, her debilitating physical state, and friendships. An essay by Kahlo scholar Prignitz-Poda accompanies the plates of the impressive collection of Kahlo's drawings in the exhibition. The catalog concludes with an essay by Kahlo's grandniece and a remarkable series of photos of Kahlo, including the portraits taken by Nickolas Muray. The images are reproduced on color plates of the best quality. A biographical timeline and selected bibliography are included: the volume lacks an index. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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This companion volume to an ambitious retrospective holds a mirror up to the iconic artist whose work so strongly reflected her life. The life and work of Frida Kahlo were inextricably intertwined. This beautiful monograph celebrates the artist while exploring the lesser-known aspects of her story. Reproductions of Kahlo's paintings are accompanied by a series of illuminating essays that explore the artist s private writings and the intense

public interest in her life, the role of physical and mental suffering in the creative process, and the coded and double

meanings hidden in so much of Kahlo s work. In addition, a photographic essay compiled by her grandniece, Cristina Kahlo, features images from the family's private collection. As an icon of female strength and suffering, Frida Kahlo has become something of an art world myth. This scholarly yet profoundly moving illustrated tribute to her life and work offers a measured perspective that rises above the noise of celebrity to discover the true artist and the truth of her art.

Product Details

ISBN:
9783791350103
Author:
Von Becker, Peter
Publisher:
Prestel Publishing
Essay by:
Brugger, Ingried
Author:
Kahlo, Cristina
Author:
Brugger, Ingried
Author:
Prignitz-Poda, Helga
Subject:
Individual Artists - Monographs
Subject:
Caribbean & Latin American
Subject:
History - Modern (Late 19th Century to 1945)
Subject:
Art - General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20100431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.5 x 11 in

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"Synopsis" by , This companion volume to an ambitious retrospective holds a mirror up to the iconic artist whose work so strongly reflected her life. The life and work of Frida Kahlo were inextricably intertwined. This beautiful monograph celebrates the artist while exploring the lesser-known aspects of her story. Reproductions of Kahlo's paintings are accompanied by a series of illuminating essays that explore the artist s private writings and the intense

public interest in her life, the role of physical and mental suffering in the creative process, and the coded and double

meanings hidden in so much of Kahlo s work. In addition, a photographic essay compiled by her grandniece, Cristina Kahlo, features images from the family's private collection. As an icon of female strength and suffering, Frida Kahlo has become something of an art world myth. This scholarly yet profoundly moving illustrated tribute to her life and work offers a measured perspective that rises above the noise of celebrity to discover the true artist and the truth of her art.

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