Author: Slavenka Drakulic
A beautifully imagined story of the last days of Frida Kahlo?s life A few days before Frida Kahlo?s death in 1954, she wrote in her diary, ?I hope the exit is joyful?and I hope never to return.? Diagnosed with polio at the age of six and plagued by illness and injury throughout her life, Kahlo?s chronic pain was a recurrent theme in her extraordinary art. In Frida?s Bed, Slavenka Drakulic´ explores the inner life of one of the world?s most influential female artists, skillfully weaving Frida?s memories into descriptions of her paintings, producing a meditation on the nature of chronic pain and creativity. With an intriguing subject whose unusual life continues to fascinate, this poignant imagining of Kahlo?s thoughts during her final hours by another daringly original and uncompromising creative talent will attract readers of literary fiction and art lovers alike.
Author: Elizabeth Carpenter, Walker Art Center, Philadelphia Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Foreword by Kathy Halbreich. Edited by Elizabeth Carpenter. Text by Hayden Herrera, Elizabeth Carpenter, Victor Zamudio-Taylor.
My Art, My Life
Author: Diego Rivera, with Gladys March
Publisher: Courier Corporation
A richly revealing document offering many telling insights into the mind and heart of a giant of 20th-century art. "Engrossing as a novel." — Chicago Sunday Tribune. 21 halftones.
Author: Raquel Tibol
Publisher: UNM Press
FRIDA KAHLO is probably the most idolized artist of her time. At the root of the scholarly speculation and pop-culture paraphernalia lies Frida Kahlo: An Open Life, first published in Mexico in 1983. This irreplaceable, eclectic collection reveals the complexities, profound sadness, and immutable creative spirit of the famed Mexican artist. The intimate picture of the often enigmatic Kahlo presented in this book has become an invaluable source for Kahlo scholars. Raquel Tibol, one of Mexico's most respected art critics and art historians, befriended Diego Rivera in Chile and in 1953 came with him to Mexico City, where she met and interviewed Frida Kahlo a year before Kahlo's death. She lived with Kahlo for a while at Coyoacan in Mexico City and then for a time at Rivera's San Angel Inn home. Frida Kahlo: An Open Life uses medical records, journals, letters, interviews, and personal recollections to bring us closer than ever to the Mexican artist and her milieu. Elinor Randall's translation makes Tibol's rich portrait of the remarkable Frida Kahlo available in English for the first time.
A facsimile of the diary of the twentieth-century Mexican artist, which is accompanied by an English transcription and commentary and more than three hundred illustrations.
Diego e Frida
Author: Le Clézio Jean-Marie
Publisher: Il Saggiatore
Nel Messico infuocato degli anni Venti, tra rivoluzioni e restaurazioni, avanguardie artistiche e politiche, l'esilio illustre di Trotskij e le visite reverenti dei surrealisti, matura e si consuma un'avvincente storia artistica e sentimentale. È l'amore e il matrimonio di due grandi della pittura novecentesca: Diego Rivera, massimo tra gli inventori della tradizione muralista, militante comunista, e Frida Kahlo, pittrice surreal-naif, musa di un'intera generazione di artisti. Un rapporto inquieto, attraversato da tradimenti e fughe, rafforzato dalle comuni scelte politiche dei due.
An illustrated selection of more than eighty important letters by the Mexican artist to friends, fans, family, politicians, and her chief love, Diego Rivera, reveals Kahlo's feelings about her art, politics, and the numerous tragedies she suffered. IP.
Author: Adam G. Klein
Discusses the life of the Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo, best known for her self-portraits.
An account of the noted Mexican painter's difficult and tumultuous personal and professional life accompanies some of her most notable paintings.
Idols Behind Altars
Author: Anita Brenner
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Critical study ranges from pre-Columbian times through the 20th century to explore Mexico's intrinsic association between art and religion; the role of iconography in Mexican art; and the return to native values. Unabridged reprint of the classic 1929 edition. 118 black-and-white illustrations.
Author: Desmond Rochfort
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Los tres grandes: Jose Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, and David Alfaro Siqueiros. Now legendary, these men have emerged as the most prominent figures of the famed Mexican mural movement, which lasted from the '20s through the early '70s and was hailed as the most significant achievement in public art of the 20th century. The dramatic story of the movement is told here in a fascinating history of the artists, accompanied by over 100 spectacular color reproductions of the murals. Showcasing popular as well as lesser-known works from around the US and Mexico, this is the first high-quality paperback to do justice to a subject that will captivate every lover of Mexican art and culture, Rivera fan, and art historian, as well as anyone who appreciates a beautiful, intelligent art book.
A novel set against the backdrops of Rome, Florence, and Genoa recreates the life of Artemisia Gentileschi, whose search for love, forgiveness, and wholeness through her art led to her fame as a painter.
Author: Tina Modotti, Margaret Hooks
Tina Modotti has emerged in recent years as one of the important photographers of this century. During her lifetime she struggled to find a balance between her political and social life and her art. A central figure in the modernist photography movement, she documented the people and tumultuous politics of Mexico. Many of her most powerful images, such as Mexican sombrero with hammer and sickle, are modern in aesthetic, but political in content. Her portraits range from hired studio shots of socialites to documentation of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo at a political rally that turned violent. She traveled throughout Mexico recording murals, cultural and religious icons, women in Tehuantepec, and workers at their daily tasks. Modotti was a revolutionary in all matters, from her political activism to her modern and high-profile personal life, and her elegant and forthright photography. The finest of Modotti's images are presented in this volume, accompanied by an essay by Margaret Hooks, author of the award-winning biography Tina Modotti: Photographer and Revolutionary (Pandora, 1983). Hooks collects and specializes in Latin American photography, and writes on the subject for publications such as Afterimage, Luna Cornea, and ARTnews.
Author: Susan Vreeland
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
"A young Parisian woman is exiled to Provence to take care of her husband's ailing grandfather during the Vichy regime, but discovers that despite the horrors of war, the paintings of Cezanne, Pisarro, Chagall, and Picasso bring to life the landscape around her and allow her once again to experience love"--