Frida Kahlo. the Complete Paintings
Among the few women artists who have transcended art history, none had a meteoric rise quite like Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (1907-1954). Her unmistakable face, depicted in over fifty extraordinary self-portraits, has been admired by generations; along with hundreds of photographs taken by notable 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 youth, Frida became a painter of her own free will. Her marriage to Diego Rivera in 1929 placed her at the forefront of an artistic scene not only in the cultural Renaissance of Mexico, 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 to the admiration of Picasso, Kandinsky, and Duchamp. We access the intimacy of Frida's affections and passions through a selection of drawings, pages from her personal diary, letters, and an extensive illustrated biography featuring photos of Frida, Diego, and the Casa Azul, Frida's home and the center of her universe. This large-format XXL book allows readers to admire Frida Kahlo's paintings like never before, including unprecedented detail shots and famous photographs. It presents pieces in private collections and reproduces works that were previously lost or have not been exhibited for more than 80 years, forming the most extensive study of Kahlo's work and life to date.
Earn by promoting books
Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.Become an affiliate
About the Author
"Undoubtedly the most comprehensive publication on the artist to date."-- "hypebeast.com"
"There is an impressive authenticity in Frida's visual metaphors. Looking at her paintings, we can say: this is true, this has been lived, suffered, and re-created."-- "Octavio Paz, 1988"
"Nothing is absolute. Everything changes, everything moves, everything revolves, everything flies and goes away."-- "Frida Kahlo"
"If you're after a wow-factor gift for the art lover in your life, this coffee table book will tick all of the boxes and then some (if the shelves are strong enough!)."-- "The Independent"
"Gives readers an insider view of one of art history's most iconic painters."-- "nymag.com"
"The ultimate study of Kahlo's work for her legion of admirers."-- "robbreport.com"
"A truly comprehensive exploration of her life and work."-- "Time Out"
"A rare monograph as rich as any museum show."-- "The Chicago Tribune"
"Here is your own Kahlo museum."-- "The Times"
"A long overdue retrospective, this door-stopping volume brings together all 152 of Kahlo's paintings, alongside personal artifacts including rarely seen photographs, diary excerpts, and letters."-- "cntraveler.com"
"A comprehensive survey of Kahlo's life and work."-- "The New York Times"
"...contains some of the most elusive and rare paintings by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo."-- "townandcountrymag.com"
"A magnificent monograph containing the largest study of the Mexican trailblazer's work to date."-- "Harper's Bazaar"
"Frida Kahlo. The Complete Paintings bears the weight of Kahlo's immense triumphs and struggles."-- "forbes.com"
"Frida Kahlo. The Complete Paintings is a must-have."-- "vogue.com"
"An unprecedented glimpse into the historical haven of Kahlo."-- "Vogue"
"Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?"-- "Frida Kahlo"
"...brings together a wealth of [Kahlo's] letters, diary entries, and photographs, along with vivid recreations of more than 150 of her paintings."-- "Vogue"
"... brings together the most extensive study of [Frida Kahlo's] paintings to date."-- "GRAZIA"
"Allows readers to admire Frida Kahlo's paintings like never before, including unprecedented detail shots and famous photographs."-- "creativeboom.com"
"A privileged glimpse into the private world of the legendary artist, including paintings that belong to private collections and are difficult for the general public to access."-- "dazeddigital.com"