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by Isabel Alcantara,Sandra Egnolff

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera (Pegasus Library) download ebook
ISBN:
3791321641
ISBN13:
978-3791321646
Author:
Isabel Alcantara,Sandra Egnolff
Publisher:
Prestel Pub (September 1, 1999)
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Pages:
120 pages
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1308 kb
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1342 kb
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Category:
History & Criticism
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Rating:
4.9

Ex Library Book with usual stamps and stickers. Sandra Egnolff, Isabel Alcantara. Place of Publication .

Ex Library Book with usual stamps and stickers. More to explore: Frida Kahlo in Art Books, diego rivera, Frida Kahlo Artist Art, Original Art Frida Kahlo

This book gave me a glimpse into Frida's life, the turmoil she must have constantly felt to love a man whose weakness was all . This book provides better than average insight into lives of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.

This book gave me a glimpse into Frida's life, the turmoil she must have constantly felt to love a man whose weakness was all women. I could almost feel her thoughts through the author's words. The ending brought me to tears. While people are now eagerly awaiting the Fall 2002 Selma Hayek movie on Frida, this book does provide some background into the world of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. If you are unfamilar with these artists this book would be a good place to start.

Destination, rates & speeds. Alcantara, Isabel, Egnolff, Sandra. Published by Prestel Pub (2001). ISBN 10: 3791325590 ISBN 13: 9783791325590.

Diego Rivera once characterized Frida Kahlo as the first woman in the history of art who-with a directness and . All I see of her work are self-portraits along with lots of suffering in forms o Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera is an intro for me to the artists themselves

Diego Rivera once characterized Frida Kahlo as the first woman in the history of art who-with a directness and brutal clarity-focused on subjects exclusively to do with women. Late twentieth-century perceptions of Mexican art are now dominated by Kahlo, whose work has gained enormous popularity. All I see of her work are self-portraits along with lots of suffering in forms o Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera is an intro for me to the artists themselves. While the information is new to me, I find the details lacking and spotty. The title itself implies both artists get an equal biographical treatment, but really, the book is entirely about her.

118 pages : 25 cm. "Diego Rivera once characterized Frida Kahlo as the first woman in the history of art who-with a directness and brutal clarity-focused on subjects exclusively to do with women. Her stormy relationship with the painter Diego Rivera is mirrored in many of her stunning paintings, which also combine motifs of folk art with deeply personal self-portraits. Includes bibliographical references (page 118).

Isabel Alcantara, Sandra Egnolff. This captivating book delves into the forces that shaped Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera's lives and art, and made them important painters in their own right. Elegant reproductions of their best-known works and historical photographs illustrate the thoughtful text, which explores the political, social, and cultural upheaval that was at the centre of their relationship. What emerges is a portrait of the artists, the tension between their love for each other and their commitment to their work, and the indelible legacy of paintings, murals, and words they left.

Isabel Alcántara, Sandra Egnolff. Paperback (27 Sep 2011) English.

razorshapes: Frida Kahlo - Las Dos Fridas (The Two Fridas), 1939 Created at the same time as her to divorce to Diego Rivera .

razorshapes: Frida Kahlo - Las Dos Fridas (The Two Fridas), 1939 Created at the same time as her to divorce to Diego Rivera, The Two Fridas is Kahlo’s largest painting. It is believed to be a. quisierasermariposa: Las Dos Fridas, 1939 Las Dos Fridas is a dramatization of loneliness.

The stormy relationship, artistic differences, and ideological common ground shared by Mexico's two greatest contemporary artists are vividly portrayed here in a celebration of their contributions to art.
Reviews:
  • Voodoozragore
This book is a very good introduction to the tragic love story of Frida Kahlo and her husband, the famous Mexican muralist and womanizer Diego Rivera. It presents an insight into their stormy relationship and how it affected her personal life and her art. If you are just getting acquainted with Frida Kahlo this is a great "Frida Kahlo 101" book. It's very well written and easy reading. There are several color illustrations of works by both artists as well as several black & white photos. Although several illustrations of their works are included, there is very little discussion of the works....this book is, for the most part, biographical. And, yes, as another reviewer on Amazon.com pointed out, there are a few typos in the text, and some of the sentence structure is a bit "unusual" and there are a couple of facts that aren't quite right...but just overlook that and you'll find this book very interesting and informative.
  • Olma
Really good overview of Frida and Diego's work. Good mix of artwork and getting to know the artists.
  • Beanisend
Great images and an interesting read. Great information and images you'll look at again and again.
  • Virtual
Very interesting book.
  • Zyangup
This book gave me a glimpse into Frida's life, the turmoil she must have constantly felt to love a man whose weakness was all women. I could almost feel her thoughts through the author's words.

The ending brought me to tears. I wish I knew her. Once I started reading, I couldn't put this book down! thank you for a glimpse into Frida and Diego's lives.
  • funike
Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera is an intro for me to the artists themselves.

While the information is new to me, I find the details lacking and spotty. The title itself implies both artists get an equal biographical treatment, but really, the book is entirely about her.

I admit, I've considered Frida Kahlo an overrated artist who was a very self-centered person who tried to cling herself to Diego as much as she could. All I see of her work are self-portraits along with lots of suffering in forms of torture. So, she was pretty much in love with the idealized image of herself when in fact she didn't look like all that in real life.

The authors make a mention very late in the pages that Frida rarely smiled, in fact never did in her paintings, is because she had bad teeth. Such instances like that occur in the book. It would have been useful to know early on. The analysis is pretty silly for me to read and sometimes reads like a 12th grade paper.

Once again, there is so little background information of Diego Rivera, who is clearly the superior artist to Frida Kahlo. The only reason why Frida is known today is due to Diego. If not for him, she would have never existed. So, it is pretty disappointing to see so little of him in the book. My rating of '3' is due to the inclusion of the photos and the painting.

All in all, there has to be a better book than Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.
  • Musical Aura Island
I'm baffled that a book can be published with so many typos and gross errors. Frida's name is even misspelled "Kahalo" in one place. It states her tragic accident happened on "17 December 1925" which it did not (it was September) and it says this twice. On the very next page it shows her diary entries discussing her pain from the injuries, the entries are dated October 1925 and on. I mean it's really distracting and totally unacceptable. Sentences were incomplete and you are left rereading and looking for the rest of the statement. Some of the sentences just didn't make any sense. I ended up reading with a pencil in hand to make corrections. As for the actual bio info, I agree it's interesting, but Frida and Diego were unquestionably fascinating people even in poorly written text. Thankfully I checked this out from our public library. I would NOT recommend this book to anyone. Get another bio from a different publisher. One that is reputable, responsible and does good work. I give it two stars for photo selection.
This book provides better than average insight into lives of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. While people are now eagerly awaiting the Fall 2002 Selma Hayek movie on Frida, this book does provide some background into the world of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. If you are unfamilar with these artists this book would be a good place to start.