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Frida Kahlo (New Horizons)

'I Paint my Reality'

Christina Burrus


The quite extraordinary life and art of Frida Kahlo, explored in this profusely illustrated pocket-book

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This book traces the extraordinary life of an artist whose unforgettable imagery combined cruelty and wit, honesty and insolence, pain and empowerment. Admired by the Surrealists and photographed by the greatest, Frida was most renowned for her self-portraits and unusual still lives. She learned about suffering at an early age. She contracted polio when she was six and was seriously maimed in a bus accident at the age of eighteen, which led to injuries that affected her for the rest of her life. She had a legendarily turbulent marriage to the great mural painter Diego Rivera, with whom she formed a strong attachment to indigenous Mexican folk art and a deep commitment to Communism.


'The art of Frida Kahlo is a ribbon around a bomb'
André Breton

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Book Details

Format: Paperback

Size: 17.7 x 12.5 cm

Extent: 144 pp

Publication date: 7 April 2008

ISBN: 9780500301234

About the Author

Christina Burrus is a curator and widely published author on art.Among her previous books is The Art Collectors of Russia.