Suffering and the female experience The Mexican artist Frida 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. In 1983 her work was declared the property of the Mexican state. Kahlo was one of the daughters of an immigrant German photographer and ...Read MoreSuffering and the female experience The Mexican artist Frida 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. In 1983 her work was declared the property of the Mexican state. Kahlo was one of the daughters of an immigrant German photographer and a Mexican woman of Indian origin. 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 eighteen, a bus accident put her in hospital for a year with a smashed spinal column and fractured pelvis. It was in her sick bed that she first started to paint. Then, aged twenty-one, 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. Kahlo's 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 her childlessness caused her, her homesickness when living abroad and her longing to feel that she had put down roots, profound loneliness. But they also declare her passionate love for her husband, her pronounced sensuousness, and her unwavering survival instinct.About the Series: Each book in TASCHEN's Basic Art Series features: a detailed chronological summary of the life and oeuvre of the artist, covering his or her cultural and historical importance a concise biography approximately 100 colour illustrations with explanatory captionsRead Less
New. A brief illustrated study of the life and career of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Translated from the German by Karen Williams. Includes numerous color and black and white illustrations, and bibliographical references. A trade paperback with a French fold cover.
Fine in Fine jacket. Book Larger pictorial bds, matching dust jacket. Printed in Germany. 1st published by Taschen. No names, clean text. Handsome profile of the Mexican artist. Picture-packed! 34343 shelf.
New in New jacket. Book. 7 1/2 By 9 1/2" Mexican artist, one of few Latin Americans to gain global recognition. Book is Bio with her best illustrations. American Movie of her life staring Selma Hayek, Mia Maestro, Angelia Zappata.
Illustrated. Fine in Fine jacket. Hard Back. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. The hard cover and the jacket has little to no signs of wear.........We are very careful when we list our books, but sometimes something minor may get by..
NF. Trade soft cover in wraps with Kahlo self-portrait to front and photo portrait to rear, French flaps, 8vo. 96pp. Endnotes, chronology. B/W and color figures throughout. Glossy pages. Near Fine. Fading remainder stripe lower page edges, very mild spine slant with no effect on tight, strong binding. Minute touches of surface loss lower spine end. Else as new; bright, tight, sharp and unmarked. Not ex-lib.
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