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Frida Kahlo: An Open Life

3.44  ·  Rating Details ·  62 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Frida Kahlo is probably the most idolized artist of her time. At the root of the scholarly speculation and pop-culture paraphernalia lies "Frida Kahlo: An Open Life, " first published in Mexico in 1983 and now available in an English-language paperback for the first time. This irreplaceable, eclectic collection reveals the complexities, profound sadness, and immutable crea ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published June 1st 1999 by University of New Mexico Press
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Feb 15, 2015 Daniel rated it it was ok
I read the original Spanish language version and found it informative and factual but very dry and lacking a compellingness to maintain ones interest in reading more.
May 07, 2013 Anne rated it it was ok
Shelves: non-fiction
The primary source material -Kahlo's letters and diaries, art reviews of the day, etc.- is great.
The translation is clunky: "retrogression"? oh please. The author is so immersed in the politics of the Mexican art scene and in defending her points of view that it detracts from the real subject.
Paola Molina
Es una buena biografía. Tal como lo dije al principio, no tiene el tinte chismoso-morboso. La investigación de Tibol y su conocimiento de la obra de Frida Kahlo son exhaustivos.
Lo malo del libro... Le urge un corrector de estilo al corrector de estilo, jajajaja.
Mar 11, 2012 Sarah rated it it was ok
It was okay. I was expecting more of a focus on Frida's artwork & diary entries, but the entire middle section about the politics of surrealist art bored me. Don't care. I just want to read a translated version of her words, not someone else's.
Jun 26, 2011 Kara rated it liked it
Too dry and lacking the brilliant paintings to offset the lack of depth. I was disappointed in this bio.
Moisés Sosa
Mar 28, 2013 Moisés Sosa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amo a Frida Kahlo, su vida, su arte, su belleza, su originalidad... Ella es perfecta.
Fer Martínez
A mi gusto, Raquel Tibol conoce como nadie la vida de Frida y de Diego.
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