Diego Rivera once characterized Frida Kahlo as the first woman in the history of art who with a directness and brutal clarity focused on subjects exclusively to do with women Late twentieth century perceptions of Mexican art are now dominated by Kahlo, whose work has gained enormous popularity Her stormy relationship with the painter Diego Rivera is mirrored in many ofDiego Rivera once characterized Frida Kahlo as the first woman in the history of art who with a directness and brutal clarity focused on subjects exclusively to do with women Late twentieth century perceptions of Mexican art are now dominated by Kahlo, whose work has gained enormous popularity Her stormy relationship with the painter Diego Rivera is mirrored in many of her stunning paintings, which also combine motifs of folk art with deeply personal self portraits.
Frida Kahlo And Diego Rivera Diego Rivera once characterized Frida Kahlo as the first woman in the history of art who with a directness and brutal clarity focused on subjects exclusively to do with women Late twentieth century pe
now I want to read her diary so bad and Diego is a terrible person
yea I like her stuff so what shut up.The quality of the prints in this book don t make you barf.There s a painting I d not seen before on page 63, that was cool I d be down with going to Paris and seeing it or whatever.The writing was whatever and the bits of information that I didn t already know didn t exactly blow my mind but they didn t bore me either.Now here are some Frida ramblings for you 1 One time I was at a party and I met somebody that grew up near Frida Kahlo s house Due to party fe [...]
A beautiful little book about the artistic and personal relationship between Kahlo and Rivera I have always loved her works, and it was interesting to see a in depth telling of her story outside of the movie Frida While she was truly a pained woman, most of her suffering was brought on through her obsession with Rivera Nonetheless, this book is a pleasant read, adorned with copies of their art and photographs of their travels I recommend to any art lover.
Nice little summary of Kahlo s life Covers the facts, and focuses on her relationship with Rivera The prose is uninspiring but the images are decent, containing photos of the couple and reproductions of Rivera s work as well as hers For this reason, despite owning better books on Frida, I ll hang onto this one as well.
Great read for fans of the artist There are a couple of little speed bumps stylistically, but this could be due to gaps in translation not even sure if this was translated, I m totally guessing A comprehensive biography which catalogs a lot of her works, and aims to be quite sympathetic to her many varied pains Viva la Frida
5 stars for the artwork, 2 stars for the text Gorgeous layout and reproductions, but the text could ve used some heavy content and copy editing It s disappointing when such a lovely book from a reputable publisher has errors or accidentally confusing language.
Interesting story about the love and life of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera She died in July 1954 and Rivera said he described her works as being the most vigorously rooted in Mexican folk art of all the Moderns She was plagued by health issues and her love for her husband, Diego He had numerous affairs so she decided to do the same She had many affairs and was bi sexual and used art as her true picture of her feelings.
Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera is an intro for me to the artists themselves While the information is new to me, I find the details lacking and spotty The title itself implies both artists get an equal biographical treatment, but really, the book is entirely about her I admit, I ve considered Frida Kahlo an overrated artist who was a very self centered person who tried to cling herself to Diego as much as she could All I see of her work are self portraits along with lots of suffering in forms of to [...]
I would have probably given stars if it wasn t for the style of writing Indisputably there is a brief history about the personal and artistic life of Frida, her deep and pernicious affection for Diego, photographs and some of their most famous art works What I liked the most about the book is that each artwork is presented with short word depiction of its fragments, what they resemble or to what moment of Frida s life they correspond Although the writing is odd at times I would still recommend [...]
a pleasant surprise finding this in a book sale for about US 2.00 read it in its entirety in one sitting and then i was immediately moved to watch the frida movie again must say, frida inspired my FRIDAy yesterday
Frida Kahlo s life is so interesting Diego Rivera sounds like a jerk though.
Quite comprehensive with wonderful colour plates but the writing typesetting was highly suspect in some places
It was a pleasure to see a survey of Kahlo s work and Rivera s but the writing was distracting The sentences were loose and the whole thing was poorly copy edited.
As far as a coffee table book is concerned and a first introduction, it passes