Frida's Frida / Rosa Casanova ... [et al.].

Casanova, Rosa [Browse]
Mexico : Fomento Cultural Banamex, 2007.
324 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 34 cm.


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Luxurious book published by Cultural Promotion Banamex, the book of more than 320 pages contains numerable illustrations on the artist, who this year has been remembered everywhere in the world with regard to the centenary of her birth. Texts by Rosa Casanova, Dina Comisarenco Mirkin, Teresa del Conde, Maria Teresa Frank, Estela Maria González Cicero and Maria Teresa Pomar. The volume with gilded pages is bound in cloth and is presented in a box with a reproduction of the famous embroidered dress in the painting: "The Two Fridas". "Frida de Frida" opens with an illustration of the Self-portrait, painted in 1948 and includes introductory texts of Manuel Medina Mora, Roberto Hernandez Ramirez and Alfredo Harp Helú, heads of the sponsoring company of the volume. The initial text is "Frida Kahlo and the phenomenon fridomaniaco", of Teresa del Conde, it offers an up-to-date profile of the painter. Letters and personal photographs and drawings unfold throughout her text. Rosa Casanova focuses to the influence that the photography had in the artist through text "Impressions of icono" and the influence that Guillermo Kahlo, Frida's father (considered one of the most outstanding photographers of first half of Mexican century XX), had on her work. Maria Teresa Frank in "Frida Kahlo: self-portrait in her Ink", reflects on different episodes from the painter and Dina Comisarenco in "Luna. Sol. Yo?" analyzes Frida as an artist of her time, the Frida de Diego and her role in the as related to Mexican nationality. Maria Teresa Pomar analyzes in "Frida y su amor a México" the nationalism of the painter, whereas Maria González Cicero focuses on "The Frida Kahlo-Diego Rivera files" and the multiple surprises that are developing in art history on the famous pair of Mexican artists.
Issued in slipcase.
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