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Frida Kahlo, 1907-1954 : pain and passion / Andrea Kettenmann.

Kettenmann, Andrea (Author).
Book Book (c2009.)
Description: 96 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm.
Publisher: Hong Kong ; Köln ; London ; Los Angeles : Taschen, c2009.
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  • ISBN: 9783836512640 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 3836512645 (hardcover)
General Note: Original ed.: Köln : Benedict Taschen Verlag GmbH, 1992.
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references.
Contents: "Peg-leg Frida"-a rebellious girl -- The delicate dove and the fat frog -- A Mexican artist in "Gringolandia" -- Despair and success -- "These surgeon sons of bitches" -- "I hope the exit is joyfull..." -- Frida Kahlo 1907-1954 : Life and work.
Summary: This volume covers the major events of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo's (1907-1954) tumultuous life and graphically displays her most well known works accompanied by some black and white photographs of her with husband Diego Rivera and other notables from her era. Kahlo (1907-1954) is one of the most important 20th century painters, and one of the few Latin American artists to have achieved a global reputation. Her life and work were more inextricably interwoven than in almost any other artist's case. Two events in her life were of crucial importance. When she was 18, a bus accident put her in hospital for a year with a smashed spinal column and fractured pelvis. It was from her sick bed that she first started to paint. Then, aged 21, she married the world-famous Mexican mural artist Diego Rivera. She was to suffer the effects of the accident her whole life long, and was particularly pained by her inability to have children. Her arresting pictures, most of them small format self-portraits, express the burdens that weighed upon her soul: her unbearable physical pain, the grief that Rivera's occasional affairs prompted, the sorrow about her childlessness caused her, her homesickness when living abroad and her longing to feel that she had put down roots, profound loneliness. However, they also declare her passionate love for her husband, her pronounced sensuousness, and her unwavering survival instinct.
Alternate Title: Pain and passion
Frida Kahlo
Citation: Kettenmann, Andrea. "Frida Kahlo, 1907-1954 : pain and passion." Hong Kong ; Taschen, 2009.

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