Frida Kahlo Beyond the Myth
24 ORE Cultura
Territory: World excluding Italy
Size: 280 mm x 230 mm
Illustrations: 250 colour
- Analyses the art of Frida Kahlo and incorprates the most up-to-date research available on the work of the artist
- Published to accompany an exhibition at the MUDEC in Milan, from February to June 2018
Frida Kahlo, a truly extraordinary woman who captured the public's imagination with her iconic look, troubled life and exotic air, is first and foremost a great painter. This exhibition and accompanying catalogue aim to free her work from the haze of myth and the frustrating limits of private life in order to grant her the position she deserves within the history of art. Oil paintings, drawings, watercolours, letters and photographs explore the complex historical and cultural context of Kahlo's work, examining its explicit realism as well as its disturbing ambiguity, its dramatic content as well as its irony, and not least, the exuberant sensuality of her still lifes. Organised by theme in several large chapters, the catalogue analyses the art of Frida Kahlo, revealing its uncompromising political nature, audacious use of the body, macabre, violent aesthetic, and symbolic and symbiotic interaction with the natural environment of Mexico in the early 1900s. The catalogue represents the most up-todate text available on the work of one of the most celebrated and beloved artists of all time.