FRIDA KAHLO - EIN LEBEN WIRD KUNST
An icon of the 20th century
With over 100 works from Frida Kahlo's groundbreaking oeuvre, this volume serves as an ideal introduction to the painter's work.
Her political and social views, her extravagant style of clothing, but above all her breathtaking art - Frida Kahlo is an icon today as an artist figure and emancipated painter. Her life was captured by the most famous photographers of her time and her marriage to Diego Rivera in 1929, her contact with André Breton and exhibitions in Paris made her world famous during her lifetime.
With over 100 works from Frida Kahlo's groundbreaking oeuvre, this volume serves as an ideal introduction to the painter's work. Roxana Velásquez, the world's leading Kahlo connoisseur, guides us through the life of the artist in a fresh and varied way - she not only focuses on the well-known masterpieces, but also on equally captivating but rarely shown paintings by Kahlo.
The Mexican artist FRIDA KAHLO (1907–1954) represents one of the most important positions in 20th-century painting. Her pictures combine elements of surrealism with influences from Latin American folk art, but also allow influences of the New Objectivity to shine through.
ROXANA VELÁSQUEZ is the Director of the San Diego Museum of Art. She is internationally recognized as an expert on Frida Kahlo and has curated major exhibitions of her work such as Frida Kahlo 1907-2007 and the National Homage at the Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, in 2007.
2022. 224 pages, 125 images.
Hardcover with dust jacket
24.00 x 28.00cm