Frida: Una Biografia (Frida: A Biography)

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Frida fue una figura mitica creada por si misma, el centro exotico de una esfera que incluia a amigos (en algunos casos, amantes) como Leon Trotsky y Nelson Rockefeller, Isamu Noguchi y Andre Breton, Dolores del Rio y Paulette Goddard; fue esposa del gran muralista mexicano Diego Rivera y artista brillante por derecho propio.

Esta biografia de la pintora mexicana Frida Kahlo, nos revela a una mujer de magnetismo y originalidad legendarios, cuya vida fue tan dramatica y obsesiva ...

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Frida fue una figura mitica creada por si misma, el centro exotico de una esfera que incluia a amigos (en algunos casos, amantes) como Leon Trotsky y Nelson Rockefeller, Isamu Noguchi y Andre Breton, Dolores del Rio y Paulette Goddard; fue esposa del gran muralista mexicano Diego Rivera y artista brillante por derecho propio.

Esta biografia de la pintora mexicana Frida Kahlo, nos revela a una mujer de magnetismo y originalidad legendarios, cuya vida fue tan dramatica y obsesiva como las imagenes que pintaba. Sus vibraciones sensuales surgieron directamente de sus propias experiencias: su infancia, vivida en un suburbio de la Ciudad de Mexico durante la Revolucion; el devastador accidente sufrido a los 18 anos que la incapacito para la maternidad y le causo dolor durante toda su vida; su asociacion a traves de Diego Rivera con el Partido Comunista; su pasion por el folklore y la cultura de Mexico.

Frida sentia una pasion muy propia por el espectaculo que le servia de mascara para proteger su intimidad. Las personas que la conocieron todavia la recuerdan con carino, a causa de la indomable aleglria que manifestaba, a pesar de su congoja.

"Pinto mi propia realidad", decia. El tema usual de Frida era ella misma. Realizo una fascinante obra autobiografica en pintura: una irresistible serie de autorretratos que reperesentan el desarrollo de su urgente necesidad de conocerse a si misma, desde 1926, cuando empezo a pintar, hasta 1954, fecha en que murio, a la edad de 47 anos. Quienes la conocieron a veces relatan la historia de su vida como una novela llena de encanto y joie de vivre, hasta el tragico final. Pese a que la verdad es mas desoladora, no logra disipar el mito. La historia de Frida Kahlo sigue siendo tan extraordinaria como lo es la leyenda que creo.

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There's Frida Kahlo mania in the air this year with the Miramax movie release spearheaded by actress Salma Hayek as the tempestuous Mexican artist. Just in time for the excitement is the re-release of Hayden Herrera's lauded biography that was the basis for the screenplay. The beloved painter with the ferocious unibrow is most known for her tumultuous life with Diego Rivera and her graphic paintings that reflect her childhood and physical traumas. Kahlo (b. 1907) has become an international icon, celebrated by both men and women for her brazen feminist behavior, ultra-progressive politics, and Mexican pride. Originally published in 1983, Herrera dissects every nuance of Kahlo's life through extensive research, with a detailed bibliography, index, and notes section to prove it. Herrera does a first-rate job of putting Kahlo in historical context, offering insider speculations about her childhood, her romance with Rivera, the psychology behind her art, and her struggle with the illness that took her life at the age of 47. Other biographies recommended for a well-rounded collection on the artist are Jean Marie Gustave Le Clezio's Diego y Frida, (Planeta, 2000), Barbara Mujica's Mi Hermana Frida (My Sister Frida, Plaza & Janes, 2002) and Raquel Tibol's Escrituras: Frida Kahlo (Writings, Conaculta, 2001).
—Adriana Lopez, "Criticas" Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789681316846
  • Publisher: Editorial Diana, S.A.
  • Publication date: 12/28/1992
  • Language: Spanish
  • Edition description: Translatio
  • Pages: 440
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Prologo 11
Parte 1
1. La casa azul de la calle de Londres 17
2. Infancia en Coyoacan 22
3. La Escuela Nacional Preparatoria 31
Parte 2
4. El accidente y sus secuelas 51
5. La columna rota 62
6. Diego: el principe rana 75
Parte 3
7. El elefante y la paloma 87
8. Recien casada: Frida la tehuana 94
9. Gringolandia 104
10. Detroit: el hospital Henry Ford 119
11. Los revolucionarios en el templo de las finanzas 141
Parte 4
12. Unos cuantos piquetitos 157
13. Trotsky 167
14. Una pintora por derecho propio 185
15. Este pinchisimo Paris 205
16. Lo que me dio el agua 215
Parte 5
17. Un collar de espinas 229
18. Segundas nupcias 249
19. Patrocinadores, politica, reconocimiento publico 265
20. La venadita 287
21. Retratos de un matrimonio 299
Parte 6
22. Naturaleza Viva 317
23. Homenaje a Frida Kahlo 334
24. Esta anocheciendo en mi vida 340
25. Viva la vida 357
Reconocimientos 363
Bibliografia selecta 367
Notas 373
Lista de ilustraciones 425
Indice 431
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    Posted September 25, 2005

    Wonderful book

    I loved the book. It tells all that you needed to know about her life and her art.

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