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Books related to Frida Kahlo

The Diary of Frida Kahlo : An Intimate Self-Portrait
by Frida Kahlo, Sarah M. Lowe, Carlos Fuentes (Introduction)

Frida Kahlo by Frida Kahlo, Martin-Luis Lozano (Editor), Luis-Martin Lozano (Editor)

Frida : A Biography of Frida Kahlo by Hayden Herrera, Heyden Herrera

Mirror Images
by Whitney Chadwick (Editor), Dawn Ades (Editor)
During the 1930s and 1940s, women artists associated with the Surrealist movement produced a significant body of
self-images that have no equivalent among the works of their male colleagues. While male artists exalted Woman's otherness in fetishized images, women artists explored their own subjective worlds. The self-images of Claude Cahun,  Dorothea Tanning, Leonora Carrington, Frida Kahlo, Meret Oppenheim, Remedios Varo, Kay Sage, and others both internalize and challenge conventions for representing femininity, the female body, and female subjectivity. Many of the representational strategies employed by these pioneers continue to resonate in the work of contemporary women artists. The words "Surrealist" and "surrealism" appear frequently in discussions of such contemporary artists as Louise Bourgeois, Ana Mendieta, Cindy Sherman, Francesca Woodman, Kiki Smith, Dorothy Cross, Michiko Kon, and Paula Santiago. 

Frida Kahlo Connection

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Letter with enclosures from Frida Kahlo to photographer Nickolas Muray (1892 - 1965), February 16, 1939. Nickolas Muray Papers. Donated to the Smithsonian by Mimi Muray, 1988.

Kahlo writes about her contempt for André Breton and the European Surrealists: "They are so damn 'intellectual' and rotten that I can't stand them anymore....I [would] rather sit on the floor in the market of Toluca and sell tortillas, than have anything to do with those 'artistic' bitches of Paris."

Frida Khalo (July 6, 1907-July 13, 1954.)  Mexican artist, who claimed to have been be born on 1910, the year of the outbreak of the Mexican revolution, because she wanted her life began together with the modern Mexico. Her life was marked by physical suffering, started with the polio contracted at the age of five and worsens by her life-dominating event occurred in 1925. A horrible bus accident caused severe injures to her body with surgical operations (32 throughout her life), corsets of different kinds and mechanical stretching systems. An Image from the accident was of her impaled body covered with gold dust spilled by another passenger in the accident. Many ofher works were painted lying in the bed. Because of these physical conditions, Frida was unable to have any children which she regretted deeply. Frida Kahlo died at the age of forty-seven in 1954.

Frida Kahlo Self Portrait

Frida Kahlo Self-Portrait