The captivating images created by Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) are, in many ways, the manifestation of a trauma. She suffered a near-fatal car accident at the age of 18, numerous health problems, a turbulent marriage, and several abortions that prevented her from having children, and yet she was able to transform all her afflictions into revolutionary art .
In her real and metaphorical self-portraits, Kahlo gazes boldly at the viewer, refusing to be a passive victim and weaving symbols of her experience into a hybrid surreal language of life : hair, roots, veins, vines, tentacles, and fallopian tubes. Many of her works also explore communist political ideals , which Kahlo shared with Rivera. The artist described her paintings as " the most sincere thing I could do to express what I feel inside and outside of myself."
This book offers a comprehensive overview of Kahlo's work, revealing her inexhaustible determination as an artist and her importance as a painter, feminist icon, and pioneer in Latin American culture.
Author: Andrea Kettenmann Binding: Hardcover Format: 21 x 26 cm Pages: 96 Spanish Language