Gerry Souter


Behind Frida Kahlo’s portraits, lies the story of both her life and work. It is precisely this combination that draws the reader in. Frida’s work is a record of her life, and rarely can we learn so much about an artist from what she records inside the picture frame. Frida Kahlo truly is Mexico’s gift to the history of art. She was just eighteen years old when a terrible bus accident changed her life forever, leaving her handicapped and burdened with constant physical pain. But her explosive character, raw determination and hard work helped to shape her artistic talent. And although he was an obsessive womanizer, the great painter Diego Rivera was by her side. She won him over with her charm, talent and intelligence, and Kahlo learnt to lean on the success of her companion in order to explore the world, thus creating her own legacy whilst finding herself surrounded by a close-knit group of friends. Her personal life was turbulent, as she frequently left her relationship with Diego to one side whilst she cultivated her own bisexual relationships. Despite this, Frida and Diego managed to save their frayed relationship. The story and the paintings that Frida left us display a courageous account of a woman constantly on a search of self discovery.
99 printed pages
Original publication

Related books

Other versions


    rutendumshared an impression9 months ago
    👍Worth reading
    💡Learnt A Lot
    💞Loved Up


    yuliachuriphas quoted2 months ago
    She wasted no time in hooking up with her old comrades from the various cliques at the Preparatory School.
    Agent Shonihas quotedlast year
    n his autobiography, he admitted, “…Too late now, I realized that the most wonderful part of my life had been my love for Frida.”
    Nastassia Voroshkevichhas quoted2 years ago
    As Frida recalled her first meeting with her future husband:

    “We got to know each other at a time when everybody was packing pistols; when they felt like it, they simply shot up the street lamps in Avenida Madero

On the bookshelves

    Ольга Л.
    • 160
    • 149
    Ира Киреева
    English. Intermediate and upper
    • 23
    • 15
    Olenka Scherbakova
    • 125
    • 6
    Luiza Danylova
    • 305
    • 4
Drag & drop your files (not more than 5 at once)