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Frida Kahlo: Beneath the Mirror

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Behind Frida Kahlo's portraits lies the story of both her life and work. It is precisely this combination that draws the reader in. Frida's work is a record of her life, and rarely can we learn so much about an artist from what she records inside the picture frame. Frida Kahlo truly is Mexico's gift to the history of art. She was just eighteen years old when a terrible bus ...more
Hardcover, 207 pages
Published November 21st 2005 by Metro Books (first published 2005)
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elle
Jan 06, 2009 elle rated it it was ok
This book was interesting and included some new information, but the lack of citation and apparent lack of editing makes me doubt whether it's all 100% factual. I picked this up in the bargain pile, so I wasn't expecting too much, but there are simple editing errors made throughout, the text rarely corresponds to the (beautiful) art prints, and it was generally difficult to enjoy the art and words together. Read at your own risk.
Luis Zaldivar
Aug 12, 2015 Luis Zaldivar rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Me gustó mucho saber más de la vida de Frida, un personaje con quien tengo mucho que ver y varias similitudes. Sin embargo, en cuanto a la disposición física del libro, era muy grande, pero contiene un buen archivo de varias de sus pinturas, de las más conocidas y de otras que no sabía que existían. Un libro muy bueno e interesante, aunque el autor deja muy de lado a Diego.
Meag
A nice addition to my Frida collection. Love that it includes personal letters.
Martine
Aug 21, 2010 Martine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction, art
her history in the CP
Rachel
muy interesante.
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“Her paintings formed a visual diary, an outward manifestation of her inward dialog that was, all too often, a scream of pain.” 1 likes
“Her personal vocabulary of iconic imagery reveals clues as to how she devoured life, loved, hated, and perceived beauty.” 1 likes
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