• Frida Kahlo

  • Studies in World Art, Book 29
  • By: Edward Lucie-Smith
  • Narrated by: Willis Miller
  • Length: 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 12-22-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Cv Publications
  • 5 out of 5 stars 5.0 (1 rating)

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Publisher's Summary

Going to the Frida Kahlo exhibition current at Tate Modern in London is like entering the shrine of a secular saint. The rooms are thronged. People peer closely at the paintings, many of them very small. They seem afraid to talk much above a whisper.
There are a number of reasons for this reaction. One is Hayden Herrera’s highly readable biography of the artist, first published in 1983, and now established as a classic feminist text. Another is the feminist movement’s general need for heroines, which has had a similar effect on the posthumous reputation of Georgia O’Keeffe. A third, probably the most powerful, reason is Kahlo’s own personality, which combined self-assertion, defiance and masochism in almost equal proportions. In this respect Kahlo can be compared with a slightly later generation of English-language poets, male and female. Prominent among them are Robert Lowell, John Berryman, Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton.
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