An infinite new e-book from Taschen explores the life and work of famed Mexican artist Frida Kahlo (1907–1954). Widely known as a groundbreaking determine in up to date understandings of gender and sexuality, Kahlo’s now iconic picture—significantly derived from her greater than 50 self-portraits displaying her daring forehead, braided hair, and vary of floral adornments—has secured her legacy as one of the vital influential and profound artists of the twentieth Century.
Spanning 624 pages and weighing almost 12 kilos, Frida Kahlo. The Complete Paintings compiles all 152 of her works paired with diary pages, letters, drawings, an illustrated biography, and a whole lot of images taken by Edward Weston, Manuel and Lola Álvarez Bravo, Nickolas Muray, and Martin Munkácsi that glimpse moments from Kahlo’s life along with her husband and muralist Diego Rivera and of the Casa Azul, her residence in Mexico Metropolis. Lots of the items included haven’t been exhibited publicly in additional than 80 years.
Edited by Luis-Martín Lozano with contributions from Andrea Kettenmann and Marina Vázquez Ramos, the quantity contextualizes Kahlo’s work by providing an intimate and wide-reaching exploration of her oeuvre that was so profoundly impacted by her experiences with a lifelong incapacity and an never-ending have to query politics and notions of identification. Lozano describes her unparalleled contributions in a dialog with It’s Nice That:
Her uniqueness in artwork historical past just isn’t solely based mostly in a feminist agenda because it has been stressed lately, however principally in her capability to interact in ideological and aesthetic discussions of her time and contemporaries, in topics reminiscent of public artwork and surrealism, and make them a part of her core as an artist.
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