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Frida, a biography of Frida Kahlo

Author: Hayden Herrera
Publisher: New York : Perennial Library, ©1983.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This biography of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo reveals a woman of extreme magnetism and originality, an artist whose sensual vibrancy came straight from her own experiences: her childhood near Mexico City during the Mexican Revolution; a devastating accident at age eighteen that left her crippled and unable to bear children; her tempestuous marriage to muralist Diego Rivera and intermittent love affairs with men as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Frida Kahlo; Frida Kahlo
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hayden Herrera
ISBN: 0060911271 9780060911270 0060085894 9780060085896
OCLC Number: 18534278
Notes: Originally published: New York : Harper & Row, 1983.
Description: xiii, 507 pages, 48 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: The blue house on Londres street --
Childhood in Coyoacan --
The National Preparatory School --
Accident and aftermath --
The broken column --
Diego: the frog prince --
The elephant and the dove --
Newlywed: the Tehuana Frida --
Gringolandia --
Detroit: Henry Ford Hospital --
Revolutionaries in the Temple of Finance --
A few small nips --
Trotsky --
A painter in her own right --
This Pinchisimo Paris --
What the water gave me --
A necklace of thorns --
Remarriage --
Patrons, politics, public recognition --
The little deer --
Portraits of a marriage --
Naturaleza Viva: alive still life --
Homage to Frida Kahlo --
Night is falling in my life --
Viva la Vida.
Responsibility: Hayden Herrera.

Abstract:

This biography of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo reveals a woman of extreme magnetism and originality, an artist whose sensual vibrancy came straight from her own experiences: her childhood near Mexico City during the Mexican Revolution; a devastating accident at age eighteen that left her crippled and unable to bear children; her tempestuous marriage to muralist Diego Rivera and intermittent love affairs with men as diverse as Isamu Noguchi and Leon Trotsky; her association with the Communist Party; her absorption in Mexican folklore and culture; and her dramatic love of spectacle.
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