Frida Kahlo: The Paintings: The Paintings by Hayden HerreraFrida Kahlo: The Paintings: The Paintings by Hayden Herrera

Frida Kahlo: The Paintings: The Paintings

byHayden Herrera

Paperback | June 4, 2002

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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.

Hayden Herrera is an art historian. She has lectured widely, curated several exhibitions of art, taught Latin American art at New York University, and has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. She is the author of numerous articles and reviews for such publications as Art in America, Art Forum, Connoisseur, and the New York Times, amon...
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Title:Frida Kahlo: The Paintings: The PaintingsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9.88 × 9.88 × 0.68 inPublished:June 4, 2002Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0060923199

ISBN - 13:9780060923198

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A lavishly illustrated and sumptuously produced collection of Kahlo's hauntingly beautiful paintings--by a leading expert on the artist and author of the bestselling biography Frida. 286 photographs, 87 in color.

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"Perhaps the most direct analysis of Frida Kahlo's life and art within one volume to date."