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MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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Clth, 9 x 10.5 in. / 240 pgs / 120 color.

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Frida Kahlo and Arte Popular

Text by Layla Bermeo.

Frida Kahlo and Arte Popular

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.


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FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 11/22/2022

A fascinating guide to Frida Kahlo's Mexican folk art inspiration

A fascinating guide to Frida Kahlo's Mexican folk art inspiration

According to Frida Kahlo and Arte Popular author Layla Bermeo, Frida Kahlo was one of many middle-class Mexican mestizo women who "appropriated the traditional clothing, jewelry and braids of Indigenous women as a performance of nationalism, a wearable extension of collecting arte popular." In this photograph taken around 1940 by Bernard Silberstein, Kahlo—a devout collector of Mexican folk and indigenous art, including painted ceramics, embroidered textiles, religious votives, effigies and children's toys—appears in the same bida ní quichi headdress that she wore in her iconic 1943 painting, Self-Portrait as a Tehuana. In the photograph, she stands before her collection of arte popular ceramics. Appropriate for this Holiday Gift Staff Pick, she is surrounded on the top shelf by robed kings bearing gifts, alongside figurines of Adam and Eve. continue to blog


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Frida Kahlo and Arte Popular

FRIDA KAHLO AND ARTE POPULAR

MFA PUBLICATIONS, MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON

ISBN: 9780878468881
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Pub Date: 11/8/2022
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Frida Kahlo: Her Universe

FRIDA KAHLO: HER UNIVERSE

RM/MUSEO FRIDA KAHLO – CASA AZUL

ISBN: 9788417975531
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Pub Date: 12/7/2021
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Frida Kahlo: Self-Portrait with Cropped Hair

FRIDA KAHLO: SELF-PORTRAIT WITH CROPPED HAIR

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

ISBN: 9781633450752
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Pub Date: 7/23/2019
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Frida Kahlo: Her Photos

FRIDA KAHLO: HER PHOTOS

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ISBN: 9788492480753
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Pub Date: 8/31/2010
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El universo Frida Kahlo (Frida Kahlo: Her Universe, Spanish Edition)

EL UNIVERSO FRIDA KAHLO (FRIDA KAHLO: HER UNIVERSE, SPANISH EDITION)

RM/MUSEO FRIDA KAHLO

ISBN: 9788417975524
USD $60.00
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Pub Date: 10/4/2021
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