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Frida by Frida

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Frida Kahlo, the writer? In this new expanded edition of the painter's writings, art critic Raquel Tibol gathers letters, poems, notes, protests, confessions, brief messages and longer texts written by Kahlo to her friends, her lovers and others. In her writings, Kahlo employs, in Tibol's words, an "unreserved, imaginative language, heart and intimacy laid bare," that reve ...more
Hardcover, Expanded, Second Edition, 399 pages
Published June 1st 2007 by Ediciones Rm (first published 1983)
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Jul 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
A great portrait of an artist. This read revealed all of her opposing personality traits and feelings and gives the reader insight into the way she structured her own life day to day. It did become a bit dull towards the end and though I did not do this: a complete understanding of her letters (as in her art) will only come about if the reader researches the history of mexico. Though her poetry, her art and her descriptions in her letters she conveys the way she feels or her position on a certai ...more
Nov 14, 2007 rated it it was amazing
frida, by far, is one of the most beautiful women
and we are so fortunate that she chose to share
and express herself thru imagery...

however, this book of letters is exquisite:
sometimes heart-tearing (mostly her letters to diego)
but mainly a stunning .in. to her formulated thought.

i firmly believe letters are their own work of art.
they give us an opportunity to explore
the little rooms we carry
that are inaccessible otherwise.

frida shakes me:
a force, for sure.

Erika Maria
Jun 21, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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No es una biografía, no es un análisis de su pintura, no es la interpretación de alguien de quien era Frida. Es Frida por ella misma, por esas cartas donde se expresó probablemente con la idea de que esas cartas ahí se quedaran. Me sorprende su enorme necesidad de afecto y su soledad. Muchos amantes , muchos "amigos", muy sola.
Apr 24, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Frida is an AMAZING woman with such passion for Life, Art, and Love as she could gather from those tortured body and soul. Her letters, poems and various writings uncover the rich life of a woman who didn't think of herself as the genius she was indeed.
Céline FrenchAlps
Oct 08, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This book contains a big part of Frida Kahlo's letters sent to her relatives through her whole life. I was really curious about this book, and now I can say I know better about this famous Mexican painter.
Jan 24, 2010 rated it really liked it
Incredible to read her passionate cards, to be so intimate with an incredible artist and free spirit like Frida Kahlo.
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I fell in love with Frida!
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Frida Kahlo was a Mexican painter, who has achieved great international popularity. She painted using vibrant colors in a style that was influenced by indigenous cultures of Mexico as well as by European influences that include Realism, Symbolism, and Surrealism. Many of her works are self-portraits that symbolically express her own pain and sexuality.

In 1929 Kahlo married the Mexican muralist Die
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