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Me, Frida by Amy Novesky
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Aug 05, 12

bookshelves: favoriteillustrations, biography, picture-books, young-artists
Read in March, 2011

A storybook about one of my favorite artists, Frida Kahlo, illustrated by David Diaz. His pictures tend to be like looking into a prism anyway, but in this book he's using a technique of painting on "primed linen," and whatever that involves, it's lush and technicolor -- a perfect fit for a book about Frida and Diego's trip to San Francisco. This isn't a full-life-story kind of biography (Frida is shown with a cane, but there is no mention of her accident), but it focuses on this important trip and how it helped Frida come into her own as an artist and not just an accessory of Diego Rivera. She paints their wedding portrait, which is shown at the end. The pink bird appears in each illustration.

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