The Diary of Frida Kahlo

The Diary of Frida Kahlo

An Intimate Self-portrait

Book - 2005
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Published in its entirety, Frida Kahlo's amazing illustrated journal documents the last ten years of her turbulent life. These passionate, often surprising, intimate records, kept under lock and key for some 40 years in Mexico, reveal many new dimensions in the complex personal life of this remarkable Mexican artist. The 170-page journal contains the artist's thoughts, poems, and dreams--many reflecting her stormy relationship with her husband, artist Diego Rivera--along with 70 mesmerizing watercolor illustrations. The text entries, written in Frida's round, full script in brightly colored inks, make the journal as captivating to look at as it is to read. Her writing reveals the artist's political sensibilities, recollections of her childhood, and her enormous courage in the face of more than 35 operations to correct injuries she had sustained in an accident at the age of 18. This intimate portal into her life is sure to fascinate fans of the artist, art historians, and women's culturalists alike.
Publisher: New York : H.N. Abrams ; México : [In association with] La Vaca Independiente S.A. de C.V., 2005
Edition: 2005 edition
ISBN: 9780810959545
Branch Call Number: 759.972 K121K 2005
Characteristics: 295 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Language Note: Portions of work translated from the Spanish
Alternative Title: Frida Kahlo

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