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10 books about Frida Kahlo
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What Would Frida Do?: A Guide to Living Boldly by Arianna Davis
This book was published last year by Seal Press and takes approximately 8.5 hours to read.
A contemporary guide to life, inspired by the extraordinary artist Frida Kahlo Revered as much for her fierce spirit as she is for her art, Frida Kahlo stands today as a brazen symbol of daring creativity. She was a woman ahead of her time whose paintings have earned her generations of admirers around the globe. But perhaps her greatest work of art was her own life. What Would Frida Do? explores the feminist icon's signature style, outspoken politics, and boldness in love and art, even in the face of pain and heartbreak. The book celebrates her larger than life persona as a woman who loved passionately and lived ambitiously, refusing to remain in her husband's shadow. Each chapter shares intimate stories from her life, revealing how she overcame obstacles by embracing her own ideals. In this charming read, author Arianna Davis conjures Frida's brave spirit, encouraging women to persevere, to create fearlessly, and to stand by their own truths.
The Diary of Frida Kahlo: An Intimate Self-Portrait by Carlos Fuentes
Category: Individual Artists
This book was published 16 years ago by Abrams and takes approximately 9.9 hours to read.
A facsimile of the diary of the twentieth-century Mexican artist, which is accompanied by an English transcription and commentary and more than three hundred illustrations.
Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos (1) by Monica Brown
This book was published 4 years ago by NorthSouth Books and takes approximately 1.3 hours to read.
Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos, written by Monica Brown and illustrated by John Parra, is based on the life of one of the world's most influential painters, Frida Kahlo, and the animals that inspired her art and life. The fascinating Mexican artist Frida Kahlo is remembered for her self-portraits, her dramatic works featuring bold and vibrant colors. Her work brought attention to Mexican and indigenous culture and she is also renowned for her works celebrating the female form. Brown's story recounts Frida's beloved pets—two monkeys, a parrot, three dogs, two turkeys, an eagle, a black cat, and a fawn—and playfully considers how Frida embodied many wonderful characteristics of each animal.
Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up by Claire Wilcox
Category: Individual Artists
This book was published 3 years ago by V & A Publishing and takes approximately 8.5 hours to read.
In 1954, following Frida Kahlo's death at the age of 47, Diego Rivera, Kahlo's husband and Mexican muralist, requested that her possessions be sealed in various cupboards and storerooms throughout the Blue House in Mexico City, where Kahlo was born, lived and died. Half a century later, in 2004, these cupboards were opened and found to contain an extraordinary collection of clothing, jewellery, cosmetics and other personal items, as well as photographs and letters.0'Frida Kahlo's Wardrobe' presents a fresh view of Kahlo's compelling life story. The book expands upon the narrative of discovery, presenting highlights from Kahlo's collection alongside her self-portraits. This pairing is unprecedented, and it will be enriched by specially commissioned photography of her belongings.00Exhibition: Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK (16.06.-04.11.2018).
Forever Frida: A Celebration of the Life, Art, Loves, Words, and Style of Frida Kahlo by Kathy Cano-Murillo
This book was published 2 years ago by Adams Media and takes approximately 5.3 hours to read.
Revel in the enduring legacy of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo—from the self-portraits, to the flower crown, to her iconic eyebrows—with this fun and commemorative book! With her colorful style, dramatic self-portraits, hardscrabble backstory, and verve for life, Frida Kahlo remains a modern icon, captivating and inspiring artists, feminists, and art lovers more than sixty years after her death. Forever Frida celebrates all things Frida, so you can enjoy her art, her words, her style, and her badass attitude every day. Viva Frida!
Frida Kahlo: The Artist who Painted Herself (Smart About Art) by Margaret Frith
This book was published 18 years ago by Grosset & Dunlap and takes approximately 1.1 hours to read.
Biography of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, written as a child's school report.
Mi Little Golden Book sobre Frida Kahlo (My Little Golden Book About Frida Kahlo Spanish Edition) by Silvia Lopez
Category: Education & Reference
This book was published this year by Golden Books and takes approximately 0.8 hours to read.
Una biografía Little Golden Book acerca de la pintora mexicana Frida Kahlo, escrita para niños de edad preescolar. Este Little Golden Book capta la esencia de Frida Kahlo para los más pequeños lectores. Desde como superó enfermedades, fue una de pocas niñas admitidas a su escuela en México, y alcanzó a ver sus pinturas expuestas en museos, el libro sirve de inspiración a futuros pioneros, así como a sus padres. Presenta un informativo texto e ilustraciones llenas de colorido inspiradas por el arte de Frida. A Little Golden Book biography of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, written for preschoolers. This Little Golden Book captures the essence of Frida Kahlo for the youngest readers. From overcoming illness, to being one of only a handful of girls at her school in Mexico, to having her paintings hanging in museums, this is an inspiring read for future trailblazers and their parents! Features informative text and colorful illustrations inspired by Frida's own artwork.
Frida Kahlo: A Kid's Book About Expressing Yourself Through Art (Mini Movers and Shakers) by Mary Nhin
Category: Visit the Doctor
This book was published this year by Grow Grit Press and takes approximately 1.2 hours to read.
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Frida Kahlo: The Paintings by Hayden Herrera
Category: Individual Artists
This book was published 19 years ago by Harper Perennial and takes approximately 9.1 hours to read.
In small, stunningly rendered self–portraits, Mexican artist Frida Kahlo painted herself cracked open, hemorrhaging during a miscarriage, anesthetized on a hospital gurney, and weeping beside her own extracted heart. Her works are so incendiary in emotion and subject matter that one art critic suggested the walls of an exhibition be covered with asbestos. In this beautiful book, art historian Hayden Herrera brings together numerous paintings and sketches by the amazing Mexican artist, documenting each with explanatory text that probes the influences in Kahlo‘s life and their meaning for her work. Included among the illustrations are more than eighty full–color paintings, as well as dozens of black–and–white pictures and line illustrations. Among the famous and little–known works included in Frida Kahlo: The Paintings are The Two Fridas, Self–Portrait as a Tehuana, Without Hope, The Dream, The Little Deer, Diego and I, Henry Ford Hospital, My Birth, and My Nurse and I. Here, too, are documentary photographs of Frida Kahlo and her world that help to illuminate the various stages of her life.
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