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Frida Kahlo: The Paintings

by Hayden Herrera

ISBN 0060166991 / 9780060166991 / 0-06-016699-1
Publisher Harpercollins
Language English
Edition Hardcover
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In small, stunningly rendered selfportraits, 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 Kahlos life and their meaning for her work. Included among the illustrations are more than eighty fullcolor paintings, as well as dozens of blackandwhite pictures and line illustrations. Among the famous and littleknown works included in Frida Kahlo: The Paintings are The Two Fridas, SelfPortrait 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.