Hidden for some 40 years in Mexico and rarely seen, Frida Kahlo's journal documents the last ten years of her turbulent life. The passionate illustrated personal record reveals a new dimension in the complex persona of the Mexican artist.;The journal, covering the years 1944-1954, contains Kahlo's thoughts, poems and dreams, and often chronicles her stormy relationship with her husband, Diego Rivera, one of Mexico's most famous artists. The 70 watercolour illustrations in the journal - some lively sketches and costume designs, others complete paintings - offer revelations about the artist and the creative process, and show that she often used the journal to work out pictorial ideas that later found their way into her larger canvases.;The recurring theme of Kahlo's childhood and her dreams, her political sensiblities, and her obsession with Diego are all illuminated in poetic phrases and haunting images. The book includes an essay on Kahlo by Sarah M. Lowe.
Published in its entirety, these often surprising, intimate records, kept under lock and key for some 40 years in Mexico, reveal many new dimensions in the complex personal life of this remarkable Mexican artist. The 170-page journal 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, written in Frida's round, full script 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 35 operations to correct injuries she had sustained in an accident at the age of 18. This intimate portal into her life is sure to fascinate fans of the artist, art historians, and women's culturalists alike.
296pp. 338 illustrations, including 167 plates in full colour. Excellent condition. Dedication facing title page. Price corner clipped. Otherwise as new.