FRIDA KAHLO by Robyn Montana Turner

FRIDA KAHLO

Age Range: 8 - 12
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 An attractive fourth entry in Turner's ``Portraits of Women Artists for Children.'' Efficiently, the author uses her large (8 1/2'' x 11'') format to outline the most important themes in Kahlo's life and convey the flavor of her work. The 14 beautifully reproduced paintings are a good sampling of styles and subjects, while the many photos are also well chosen. The heart of Turner's text is her discussion of the paintings; whether realistic or surreal, Kahlo's art is powerfully symbolic, and Turner does a good job of relating the symbols to the life. Among vital influences on Kahlo's work, her Mexican heritage and marriage to Rivera are emphasized; thornier issues--Kahlo and Rivera's tortuous relationship, her political beliefs, her lifelong poor health--are merely touched on. Still, a good introduction to this fascinating painter and woman. Commendably, the sources, media, and dimensions of the paintings are all included in their captions. (Biography. 8-12)

Pub Date: April 1st, 1993
ISBN: 0-316-85651-7
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Little, Brown
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 15th, 1993




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