Frida Kahlo : 'I Paint my Reality'

Frida Kahlo : 'I Paint my Reality'
Author: Christina Burrus
Rating: 4.15
Bestsellers Rate: 22850
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Book Format: Paperback
Binding: None
Pages: 144
Hours of reading: 2.4 hours
Publication Date: 2021
Languages: | English |
Price: 8,48 €

About the book

Born in Mexico in 1907, Frida Kahlo learned about suffering at an early age. She fell victim to polio at the age of six, and was then seriously hurt in a bus accident at eighteen, resulting in injuries that affected her for the rest of her life. The young and indomitable Frida met Diego Rivera, the great mural painter, when Mexico was at a great cultural and political crossroads. They formed a legendary partnership, with a strong attachment to Mexican folk art, a deep commitment to the Communist struggle and a raging artistic ambition that survived all the trials of their marriage. Admired by the Surrealists and photographed by the greatest, Frida was most renowned for her self-portraits and unusual still lifes. This book traces the extraordinary life of this artist whose unforgettable imagery combined cruelty and wit, honesty and insolence, pain and empowerment.

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'The art of Frida Kahlo is a ribbon around a bomb' - Andre Breton

Christina Burrus Biography

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Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
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Languages: | English |
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ISBN13: 9780500301234
ISBN10: 0500301239
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Illustrations: Illustrated in colour and black and white throughout
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Book Format: Paperback
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Pages: 144
Book Weight: 230
Book Dimensions: 125x177x14
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Publication date: April 7, 2008
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Publication City/Country: London, United Kingdom

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