Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo

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Bloomsbury, 2003 - Painters - 507 pages
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This biography of the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo reveals a woman of extreme magnetism and originality and an artist whose sensual vibrancy came straight from her own experiences. Born and brought up near Mexico City during the Mexican Revolution, she suffered a devastating accident aged eighteen, which left her crippled and unable to bear children. Her marriage to the muralist Diego Riviera was tempestuous, and she had many love affairs with men as diverse as Isamu Noguchi and Leon Trotsky. Absorbed in Mexican folklore and culture and a lover of dramatic spectacle, Kahlo's tumultuous life is that of an extraordinary 20th-century woman.

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User Review  - kaulsu - LibraryThing

I know so little about art. Still less about Mexico. Vitually nothing about communism in Mexico. This book alleviated each of these deficiencies to some degree. Kahlo lived a physically painful life ... Read full review

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User Review  - kbullfrog - LibraryThing

read this book some years ago and it still shapes and haunts me. her life was such an elaborate interweaving of pain and celebration, primal and devastating. Herrera does a magnificent job of ... Read full review

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