Of the few female artists who have defied art history, none has enjoyed such a meteoric rise as Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (1907-1954). Her unmistakable face, depicted in more than fifty extraordinary self-portraits, has been admired for generations. Along with hundreds of photographs by renowned artists such as Edward Weston, Manuel and Lola Álvarez Bravo, Nickolas Muray and Martin Munkácsi, they made Frida Kahlo an iconic image of 20th-century art.
After an accident in her early childhood, Frida became a painter by choice. Her marriage to Diego Rivera in 1929 placed her at the forefront of an artistic scene not only in Mexico's cultural renaissance, but also in the United States. Her work garnered praise from the poet André Breton, who added the Mexican painter to the ranks of international surrealism and exhibited her work in Paris in 1939 under the admiration of Picasso, Kandinsky and Duchamp.
We gain access to the intimacy of Frida's affections and passions through a selection of drawings, pages from her personal diary, letters and a comprehensive illustrated biography with photographs of Frida, Diego and the Casa Azul, Frida's home and the center of her universe.
This XXL large-format book allows readers to admire Frida Kahlo's paintings like never before, including unprecedented detail shots and famous photographs. Presenting pieces from private collections and reproducing works previously lost or not exhibited for more than 80 years, it is the most comprehensive study of Kahlo's work and life to date.
Title: Frida Kahlo. The Complete Paintings
Size: 332 x 475 x 81 mm
Size: 624 pages
Weight: 10 kg