Clth, 9 x 10.5 in. / 240 pgs / 120 color.
Pub Date 11/8/2022
Catalog: FALL 2022 p. 6
ISBN 9780878468881 TRADE
List Price: $50.00 CDN $65.00 GBP £42.00
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Frida Kahlo and Arte Popular
Text by Layla Bermeo.
How Kahlo collected, celebrated and depicted Mexican folk arts in both her painting and her persona
The visionary and supremely self-fashioning artist Frida Kahlo (1907–54) drew inspiration throughout her career from arte popular—painted ceramics, embroidered textiles, religious votives, effigies and children's toys, and other objects created in Mexico’s rural and Indigenous communities. The hundreds of folk-art objects that filled her home and studio attest to her nationalist politics and her fascination with the work of carvers, weavers, sculptors of papier-mâché and vernacular painters. She depicted these objects in her paintings and adopted elements of traditional dress and ornament in her own self-presentation, playing on modernist fascination with folk culture and on her own relation to layered Mexican identity.
This bilingual book, the first in-depth exploration of Kahlo’s varied and sophisticated responses to arte popular, situates her within the broad artistic and intellectual movements of her time, examines her professional ambitions and illuminates the innovative techniques she used in her lifelong encounter, both playful and powerful, with the folk art of Mexico.
STATUS: Forthcoming | 11/8/2022
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Pub Date: 11/8/2022
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