Frida Kahlo

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School Library Journal
Gr 5-8-The difficult and tempestuous life of the Mexican artist and Communist activist is not something that is easily distilled into an accessible format for this audience. Laidlaw rises to the challenge and relates the story of Kahlo's life, her politics, and her ongoing physical struggles following a near-fatal accident as a schoolgirl. The text is clear, concise, and written with vigor. Frequent sidebars ("The Great Depression," "Leon Trotsky," "Surrealism") and a running time line at the bottom of many verso pages help readers to understand the context in which Kahlo lived and worked. The large, full-color reproductions of her paintings are excellent, and numerous archival photographs and quotes add a personal and immediate connection to the artist's life.-Toniann Scime, Amherst Museum, NY Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780613594837
  • Publisher: Turtleback Books: A Division of Sanval
  • Publication date: 7/1/2003
  • Pages: 48
  • Product dimensions: 8.14 (w) x 10.56 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Who Was Frida Kahlo? 6
Childhood Years 8
Revolutionary Mexico 10
The Accident 12
Back to Life 14
Marriage 16
Diego Rivera 18
The United States 20
New York 22
What Is Communism? 24
Betrayal 26
Kahlo the Surrealist? 28
Divorce 30
Remarriage 32
Recognition 34
Declining Health 36
Final Months 38
Kahlo's Legacy 40
The Husband and Wife Team 42
Timeline 42
Glossary 44
Museums and Galleries 45
Index 46
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