Kahlo Art Tattoos

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Courier Corporation, Sep 21, 2000 - Art - 4 pages
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One of the 20th century's most original artists, Frida Kahlo often incorporated themes from Mexican folk art while bluntly recording on canvas many of her personal passions. Details from four of the artist's extraordinary paintings have been adapted by illustrator Marty Noble for this collection of tattoos, including the provocative Self-Portrait with Monkeys, The Little Deer, Diego and I, and Self-Portrait with Collar of Thorns. These haunting images are sure to be prized by tattoo enthusiasts, but will appeal as well to lovers of fine art and to admirers of this important and highly influential artist.

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Best known for her striking self-portraits, Frida Kahlo (1907-54) ranks among Mexico's most prominent artists. Her surrealistic paintings abound in symbolism, drawing upon her native country's folk traditions and reflecting her own turbulent existence. "I never paint dreams or nightmares," she asserted, "I paint my own reality." With the Neomexicanismo movement of the 1980s, which celebrated the values of contemporary Mexican culture, Kahlo's work began receiving wider recognition. International exhibitions of her paintings followed, exciting an ongoing interest in her passionate life, which has inspired biographies, an acclaimed film, and an opera.

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