Frida Kahlo, 1907-1954

Author: Andrea Kettenmann,Frida Kahlo

Publisher: Taschen

ISBN: 9783822859834

Category: Art

Page: 96

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An account of the noted Mexican painter's difficult and tumultuous personal and professional life accompanies some of her most notable paintings.

Frida Kahlo

Author: Raquel Tibol

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826321886

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 230

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This collection reveals the complexities, sadness, and creative spirit of the Mexican painter. Kahlo's frank discussions with Tibol about the psychosexual symbolism in her paintings makes this a valuable source for those who want to understand her art.

Frida Kahlo

Author: Adam G. Klein

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 9781596797314

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Discusses the life of the Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo, best known for her self-portraits.

Devouring Frida

Author: Margaret A. Lindauer

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819572098

Category: Art

Page: 429

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This provocative reassessment of Frida Kahlo’s art and legacy presents a feminist analysis of the myths surrounding her. In the late 1970's, Frida Kahlo achieved cult heroine status. Her images were splashed across billboards, magazine ads, and postcards; fashion designers copied the so-called “Frida” look in hairstyles and dress; and “Fridamania” even extended to T-shirts, jewelry, and nail polish. Margaret A. Lindauer argues that this mass market assimilation of Kahlo's identity has detracted from appreciation of her work, leading to narrow interpretations based solely on her tumultuous life. Kahlo's political and feminist activism, her stormy marriage to fellow artist Diego Rivera, and her progressively debilitated body made for a life of emotional and physical upheaval. But Lindauer questions the “author-equals-the-work” critical tradition that assumes a “one-to-one association of life events to the meaning of a painting.” In Kahlo's case, such assumptions created a devouring mythology, an iconization that separates us from the real significance of the oeuvre. Accompanied by twenty-six illustrations and deep analysis of Kahlo's central themes, this provocative, semiotic study recontextualizes an important figure in art history. At the same time, it addresses key questions about the language of interpretation, the nature of veneration, and the truths within self-representation.

Frida Kahlo

Author: John Morrison,Frida Kahlo

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438106785

Category: Painters

Page: 110

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The immense emotional and physical wounds Kahlo suffered in her difficult life, due in part to a tragic streetcar accident and marriage to fellow Mexican artist Diego Rivera, inspired her paintings.

Frida in America

Author: Celia Stahr

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250113393

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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The riveting story of how three years spent in the United States transformed Frida Kahlo into the artist we know today "[An] insightful debut....Featuring meticulous research and elegant turns of phrase, Stahr’s engrossing account provides scholarly though accessible analysis for both feminists and art lovers." —Publisher's Weekly Mexican artist Frida Kahlo adored adventure. In November, 1930, she was thrilled to realize her dream of traveling to the United States to live in San Francisco, Detroit, and New York. Still, leaving her family and her country for the first time was monumental. Only twenty-three and newly married to the already world-famous forty-three-year-old Diego Rivera, she was at a crossroads in her life and this new place, one filled with magnificent beauty, horrific poverty, racial tension, anti-Semitism, ethnic diversity, bland Midwestern food, and a thriving music scene, pushed Frida in unexpected directions. Shifts in her style of painting began to appear, cracks in her marriage widened, and tragedy struck, twice while she was living in Detroit. Frida in America is the first in-depth biography of these formative years spent in Gringolandia, a place Frida couldn’t always understand. But it’s precisely her feelings of being a stranger in a strange land that fueled her creative passions and an even stronger sense of Mexican identity. With vivid detail, Frida in America recreates the pivotal journey that made Senora Rivera the world famous Frida Kahlo.

María Izquierdo and Frida Kahlo

Author: Nancy Deffebach

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 1477300503

Category: Art

Page: 251

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María Izquierdo (1902–1955) and Frida Kahlo (1907–1954) were the first two Mexican women artists to achieve international recognition. During the height of the Mexican muralist movement, they established successful careers as easel painters and created work that has become an integral part of Mexican modernism. Although the iconic Kahlo is now more famous, the two artists had comparable reputations during their lives. Both were regularly included in major exhibitions of Mexican art, and they were invariably the only women chosen for the most important professional activities and honors. In a deeply informed study that prioritizes critical analysis over biographical interpretation, Nancy Deffebach places Kahlo's and Izquierdo's oeuvres in their cultural context, examining the ways in which the artists participated in the national and artistic discourses of postrevolutionary Mexico. Through iconographic analysis of paintings and themes within each artist's oeuvre, Deffebach discusses how the artists engaged intellectually with the issues and ideas of their era, especially Mexican national identity and the role of women in society. In a time when Mexican artistic and national discourses associated the nation with masculinity, Izquierdo and Kahlo created images of women that deconstructed gender roles, critiqued the status quo, and presented more empowering alternatives for women. Deffebach demonstrates that, paradoxically, Kahlo and Izquierdo became the most successful Mexican women artists of the modernist period while most directly challenging the prevailing ideas about gender and what constitutes important art.

Frida Kahlo

Author: Mateo Alvarez

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 0766067173

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Frida Kahlo may be Mexico's most famous artist. Her paintings are known and seen around the world. Learn what inspired and tortured one of the twentieth century's most famous women.

Frida Kahlo

Author: Gerry Souter

Publisher: Parkstone International

ISBN: 1780429681

Category: Art

Page: 256

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Behind Frida Kahlo’s portraits, lies the story of both her life and work. It is precisely this combination that draws the reader in. Frida’s work is a record of her life, and rarely can we learn so much about an artist from what she records inside the picture frame. Frida Kahlo truly is Mexico’s gift to the history of art. She was just eighteen years old when a terrible bus accident changed her life forever, leaving her handicapped and burdened with constant physical pain. But her explosive character, raw determination and hard work helped to shape her artistic talent. And although he was an obsessive womanizer, the great painter Diego Rivera was by her side. She won him over with her charm, talent and intelligence, and Kahlo learnt to lean on the success of her companion in order to explore the world, thus creating her own legacy whilst finding herself surrounded by a close-knit group of friends. Her personal life was turbulent, as she frequently left her relationship with Diego to one side whilst she cultivated her own bisexual relationships. Despite this, Frida and Diego managed to save their frayed relationship. The story and the paintings that Frida left us display a courageous account of a woman constantly on a search of self discovery.

Frida Kahlo

Author: Matt Doeden

Publisher: Millbrook Press

ISBN: 1541593324

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Decades after her death, Mexican artist Frida Kahlo remains an icon for Chicanos as well as for the feminist and LGBTQ+ movements. Read about her life as an artist and political activist.