Pain and fervour: The unique and intimate art of Mexico’s so much well-known feminine painter
The arresting photos of Frida Kahlo (1907–fifty four) were in some ways expressions of trauma. Via a close to-fatal road coincidence on the age of 18, failing health, a turbulent marriage, miscarriage and childlessness, she transformed the afflictions into revolutionary art.
In literal or metaphorical self-portraiture, Kahlo looks out on the viewer with an audacious glare, rejecting her destiny as a passive victim and moderately intertwining expressions of her revel in right into a hybrid surreal-real language of living: hair, roots, veins, vines, tendrils and fallopian tubes. Lots of her works additionally explore the Communist political ideals which Kahlo shared with Rivera. The artist defined her paintings as “probably the most trustworthy and real thing that I may just do with the intention to categorical what I felt outside and inside of myself.”
This guide introduces a wealthy body of Kahlo’s work to explore her unremitting determination as an artist, and her significance as a painter, feminist icon, and a pioneer of Latin American culture.
About the Series:
Each guide in TASCHEN’s Elementary Art series options:
a detailed chronological summary of the existence and oeuvre of the artist, masking his or her cultural and historical importance
a concise biography
approximately 100 illustrations with explanatory captions