Behind Frida Kahlo’s portraits, lies the story of her life – a body of work drawn from cries of anger and fury, blended into a potent and artistically exceptional combination. At six years of age, she suffered a bout of polio, and she was just 18 when a terrible bus accident changed her life forever, leaving her handicapped and burdened with constant physical pain. But her explosive character, raw determination, and hard work helped to shape her artistic talent. Kahlo managed to forge a place for herself in the macho society of Mexico, despite the double handicap of her crushed body and her sex. Frida Kahlo’s work plays an important part in the artistic heritage of Mexico, her native country, with both its novelty and its multi-cultural values. The story and the paintings that Frida created provide a rare and courageous account of a woman on a voyage of constant self-discovery. This book offers a valuable overview of her work in a convenient format, making it the perfect gift.
Details: Frida Kahlo Detras del Espejo
Dimensions: 33x28 cm | 13.25x11 in
There is a lot to show about Mexico and coffee table books are a great option of doing so. We chose some examples, from a general view of the country, to specific topics like art (Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo are probably the most famous ones), culture (Day of the Dead has become quite popular), architecture (showing traditional as well as modern houses), food (with great recipes), and of course, Tequila (all you need to know about the liquor).