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Frida Kahlo: The Paintings (original 1991; edition 1993)

by Hayden Herrera

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Title:Frida Kahlo: The Paintings
Authors:Hayden Herrera
Info:Harper Perennial (1993), Paperback, 272 pages
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Frida Kahlo: The Paintings by Hayden Herrera (1991)

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0060923199, Paperback)

In small, stunningly rendered self–portraits, Mexican artist Frida Kahlo painted herself cracked open, hemorrhaging during a miscarriage, anesthetized on a hospital gurney, and weeping beside her own extracted heart.

Her works are so incendiary in emotion and subject matter that one art critic suggested the walls of an exhibition be covered with asbestos.

In this beautiful book, art historian Hayden Herrera brings together numerous paintings and sketches by the amazing Mexican artist, documenting each with explanatory text that probes the influences in Kahlo‘s life and their meaning for her work. Included among the illustrations are more than eighty full–color paintings, as well as dozens of black–and–white pictures and line illustrations. Among the famous and little–known works included in Frida Kahlo: The Paintings are The Two Fridas, Self–Portrait as a Tehuana, Without Hope, The Dream, The Little Deer, Diego and I, Henry Ford Hospital, My Birth, and My Nurse and I. Here, too, are documentary photographs of Frida Kahlo and her world that help to illuminate the various stages of her life.

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Complete with an authoritative critical text, this collection of two hundred reproductions of artworks by radical Mexican artist Frida Kahlo reveals the strange and unforgettable quality of her unique vision.

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