The Diary of Frida Kahlo: An Intimate Self-Portrait

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The intimate life of artist Frida Kahlo is wonderfully revealed in the illustrated journal she kept during her last 10 years. This passionate and at times surprising record contains the artist's thoughts, poems, and dreams; many reflecting her stormy relationship with her husband, artist Diego Rivera, along with 70 mesmerizing watercolor illustrations. The text entries in brightly colored inks make the journal as captivating to look at as it is to read. Her writing reveals the artist's political sensibilities, recollections of her childhood, and her enormous courage in the face of more than thirty-five operations to correct injuries she had sustained in an accident at the age of eighteen. Hardcover, 296 pages.

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"The Diary of Frida Kahlo reveals some of Kahlo’s most intimate truths and sensibilities in the last 10 years of her life. Most enjoyable is seeing her actual handwriting, expressive mark making of scribbles and doodles, and her illustrations that can almost have you feeling her emotions, frustrations, and endless trying love for Diego. Also included are translations and commentaries of each page of Frida Kahlo’s diary that help in breaking language barriers and visual understanding of her sketches."

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