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Discusses the life and work of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, her tempestuous marriage to Diego Rivera, and her international reputation
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Grade 8 Up-Frida Kahlo's life story makes a good read, in whatever form her biography appears. Flamboyant in her youth; strikingly handsome in maturity; passionate about Communism, her husband Diego Rivera, and most of all about art, a more colorful figure could hardly be imagined in fiction. Her paintings, surrealistic and symbolic, both bright and horrific, are expressions of her lifelong suffering after a tragic accident at age 18, and of her intense ties to her Mexican roots. Jones's straightforward and factual account is written in clear, flowing prose. Although similar in reading level and content to the well-received biography by Malka Drucker (Bantam, 1991), this new book is somewhat less a personal portrait and more a description of Kahlo as an artist. Many of her paintings are described, and a number are reproduced in full color in a center section. While her tempestuous marriage, her politics, and precarious health direct the course of the story, these facets of the woman's experience are shown as inspiration for specific paintings. A solid purchase.
Shirley Wilton, Ocean County College, Toms River, NJ
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Book Description Rourke Pub Group, 1993. Library Binding. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110866254854
Book Description Rourke Pub Group, 1993. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0866254854