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kindle ä Frida A Biography of Frida Kahlo Paperback ç ➶ [Read] ➲ Frida A Biography of Frida Kahlo By Hayden Herrera ➾ – Hailed by readers and critics across the country this engrossing biography of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo reveals a woman of extreme magnetism and originaliOtsky; her association with the Communist Party; her absorption in Mexican folklore and culture; and her dramatic love of spectacleHere is the tumultuous life of an extraordinary twentieth century woman with illustrations as rich and haunting as her legend Frida Kahlo To most people she is the Mexican painter with the intense stare and dominant brows known for her self portraits At the same time she has become an icon I've seen people drinking out of Frida cups wearing Frida socks and getting Frida tattoos This biography really made me understand what it was that made this woman so magnetising A woman in love with lifeFrida never had it easy She grew up during the Mexican Revolution which certainly wasn't the easiest time to be a Mexican At the age of eighteen she became victim to a devastating accident which left her crippled and unable to bear children This affected her whole life during which she consistently had to fight physical health issues And still she was in love with living She was a surprising mesmerising and slightly macabre woman who couldn't help but to enchant those around her She inspired with her radical and vibrant art as well as with her way of living never afraid of showing her feelings or being kind those around her You know why they do all these crazy things? Because they don't have any personality They must make it up You are going to be an artist because you have talent You are an artist so you don't have to do all these things A marriage to defineThe book focusses strongly on her relationship with Diego Rivera a muralist much older whom she married at a young age Neither can be described as faithful to each other in the most traditional sense they both had affairs and other lovers and yet they could not live without each other Their relationship of nearly twenty five years went through many ups and downs and Herrera describes those very well To be fair I found these parts of the book slightly repetitive and too long as it shifted the focus from Frida the individual to Frida the wife which is where I get to my criticism of this biography A revolutionaryIt's easy to forget that Frida Kahlo lived in a time in which it wasn't common for woman to have a loud and outspoken voice She however did I felt like this book cut short on that fact a lot making her seem less like the revolutionary she was While many describe Hayden Herrera's style of writing as clear and accurate I found it to be prosaic und even arbitrary at times She analyses many of her paintings trying to give them a context and deducting what can be learned from them about the life Frida Kahlo led yet on various occasions I wasn't uite sure where her claims were coming from Some passages felt clumsy to me when she calls the painting My Birth one of the most awesome images of childbirth only to then note how dead the child looks On other occasions paintings or photographs are described in longwinded texts which weren't included in the book which was annoying because I would have rather liked to see the images myself than solely relying on somebody else's interpretation of them I also would have liked to hear about her own views and thoughts especially in relation to politics and Communism After all Kahlo felt most alive when she was able to talk for herself Let's go to work; I will be your so called teacher I am not any such thing I only want to be your friend I have never been a painting teacher nor do I think I ever will be since I am always learning I hope you will not be bored with me and when I seem to bore you I ask you please not to keep uiet all right? To sum up I think Frida Kahlo was a fascinating and eclectic woman so than this biography implies It's a nice read and gives a wonderful insight into her life and times yet I was left feeling unsatisfied on various occasions throughout the book which keeps me from calling this a truly great biography

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City during the Mexican Revolution; a devastating accident at age eighteen that left her crippled and unable to bear children; her tempestuous marriage to muralist Diego Rivera and intermittent love affairs with men as diverse as Isamu Noguchi and Leon Tr Frida Kahlo was such a complex indiviual unfortunately Hayden Herrera simplifies this multifaceted artists life and passions Like many Kahlo scholars in the 1970's she bases many of her ideas on Kahlo's work on gender stereotypes and assumptions Read Devouring Frida if you are interested in a REAL analysis of the artist's life

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Frida A Biography of Frida KahloHailed by readers and critics across the country this engrossing biography of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo reveals a woman of extreme magnetism and originality an artist whose sensual vibrancy came straight from her own experiences her childhood near Mexico I am a little in love with Frida Kahlo or perhaps I should say intensely so Surely no one can read this superb biography without being spun head over heels Frida Kahlo was truly extraordinary Vast beauty intelligence commitments loyalties and most of all vast creativity and artistic talent On top of this the book also contains a formidable and passionate love story and an inspiring story about her battles against terrible physical injuries Frida was a gargantuan and lion hearted character and she strode the world with flamboyant and anarchic exuberance The art historian Parker Lesley described her thus Everyone stared at Frida who wore her Tehuana dress and all Diego's gold jewellery and clanked like a knight in armour She had the Byzantine opulence of the Empress Theodora a combination of barbarism and elegance She had two gold incisors and when she was all gussied up she would take off the plain gold caps and put on gold caps with rose diamonds in front so that her smile really sparkled Her love affair and two marriages with Diego Rivera were tempestuous Both of them took lots of lovers yet both were intensely jealous of one another's philandering Under the emotional ructions there was however a deep love and friendship between them and a huge respect for one another's work as artists Both of them also shared a great commitment to Mexico to the Communist Party and had great loyalties to the ordinary working people of Mexico Frida's artwork is intensely personal It is a visual diary of her life and feelings And those feelings were often traumatic Her life was very difficult due to her injuries which caused her massive problems throughout her life In the early days only close personal friends would buy her paintings they were just too raw and often violent for most people to be attracted to them Later on as she gained fame and respect her audience widened I loved this book for the breadth it gives us of Frida's life not only of the highlights but of the thousands of little pleasures she shared with Diego and other friends She enjoyed a life that was wonderfully rich and rewarding in many ways Seemingly living each moment with passion humour and bravadoAnother great aspect of this book is the insight it gives us into her creative processes She is one of those people for whom her life was her art Herewith a prosepoem she wrote about colour it gives a small taste of the originality of her thinking view spoiler GREEN warm and good lightREDDISH PURPLE Aztec Tlapali Aztec word for colour used for painting and drawing Old blood of prickly pear The most alive and oldestBROWN colour of mole of the leaf that goes EarthYELLOW madness sickness fear Part of the sun and of joyCOBALT BLUE electricity and purity LoveBLACK nothing is black really nothingLEAF GREEN leaves sadness science The whole of Germany is this colourGREENISH YELLOW madness and mystery All the phantoms wear suits of this coloror at least underclothesDARK GREEN colour of bad news and good businessNAVY BLUE distance Also tenderness can be of this blueMAGENTA Blood? Well who knows hide spoiler