- Hardcover: 295 pages
- Publisher: Harry N Abrams Inc; 1st edition (September 1, 1995)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0810932210
- ISBN-13: 978-0810932210
- Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.2 x 9.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 158 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #469,726 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Diary of Frida Kahlo: An Intimate Self-Portrait Hardcover – September 1, 1995
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Frida Kahlo, one of the most dynamic figures of 20th-century art, has very nearly become a saint, so legendary is her tumultuous and tragic life. While there is no dearth of books about Kahlo and her work, none are as poignantly revealing as this diary, which includes her own words and pictures. We find the genesis of some of her most famous paintings, her love letters, and sketches of people she knew such as her husband, the Mexican mural painter Diego Rivera, and numerous studies for self-portraits. The most fascinating part of the book is the facsimile diary, in its exact size, reproduced here for the first time, with color illustrations. It is accompanied by an English translation with explanatory commentaries.
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Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (1919- 1954) kept this haunting journal during the last decade of her life, preoccupied with death, beset by declining health, isolation and repeated surgical operations resulting from the bus accident that severely damaged her spine, pelvic bones, right leg and right foot at the age of 18. This facsimile edition reproduces her handwritten, colored-ink entries and accompanying self-portraits, sketches, doodles and paintings, which fuse surrealism, pre-Columbian gods and myths, biomorphic forms, animal-human hybrids, archetypal symbols. Ardent entries and love letters mirror her obsessive devotion to her husband, painter Diego Rivera. In his moving introduction, Mexican critic/novelist/poet Fuentes relates Kahlo's images of pain, loss, mutilation and transcendence to Mexico's historic cycles of revolution and reaction. Lowe, author of the study Frida Kahlo, ably places the journal in the context of the painter's shattered life. Sprinkled with irony, black humor, even gaiety, and augmented with translations of the diary entries plus commentaries and photographs, this volume is a testament to Kahlo's resilience and courage.
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(Not 4 sale, it goes to charity. )
Half of the book is a replica of the original diary. The other half is a translation in English along with a critical interpretation. The English translation also in part-detective in a sense. Most important to Frida is Diego Rivera. For all his cruelty to and loving of Frida, she mirrors the dichotomy of their tempestuous lives together. No matter how much Diego hurt her, she defended him to herself and strongly believed that their souls were one. She also feels that Diego is a child sent to her, and she, the long suffering, loving mother.
If you're interested in the art of Frida and Diego, the long physical suffering Frida endured and their long relationship, this diary is a must.
It is exquisite.