Frida Kahlo: Her Life, Her Work, Her Home (Hardcover)

Frida Kahlo: Her Life, Her Work, Her Home By Francisco de la Mora Cover Image
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Description


Endorsed by the Frida Kahlo Museum in Mexico City, writer and illustrator Francisco de la Mora’s full-color graphic novel explores the public and private faces of the iconic artist.
 
Frida Kahlo, remembered as one of the most inspiring personalities of the 20th century, was a woman of two intertwined parts: she was both a charismatic and empowered artist exploring themes of resistance, authenticity, cruelty, and suffering, and a more private person whose wounded body caused her a lifetime of pain that underpinned the many successes and disappointments that marked her time in the world.
 
Revealing and exploring these two Fridas, Francisco de la Mora’s graphic biography allows the reader to see just how far ahead of her time this complex artist was in her understanding of gender inequality and the culture of machismo, topics that remain relevant to this day and continue to lend resonance to Kahlo’s painting. Diego Rivera, Kahlo’s husband and fellow artist, described her work as “acid and tender, hard as steel but delicate and fine as a butterfly’s wing.” His words might apply equally to Frida herself.
 

About the Author


Francisco de la Mora’s experience as a comics creator, whether as sole author or in collaboration with illustrators from around the world, extends from single-sheet forms to full graphic novels, and from his eight-volume Brief History of Mexico to the monthly piece he has drawn for the Hackney Citizen since January 2018. His recent graphic novel with long-term collaborator José Luis Pescador is a biography of Diego Rivera, published by SelfMadeHero.

Praise For…


“Partially narrated in the voice of Kahlo, Francisco de la Mora’s new graphic biography of the great Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (1907-1954), takes the reader on an irresistible journey through her life story, told with humor and sensitivity and in the rich color and charm of de la Mora’s drawings.Kahlo’s extraordinary life has been captured in stunning and vivid detail by Francisco De La Mora’s wonderful graphic biography . . . a unique book about a truly unique life."
— Buzz

"An irresistible journey through (Kahlo's) life story, told with humor and sensitivity and in the rich color and charm of de la Mora’s drawings."
— Publishers Weekly

"Partially narrated in the voice of Kahlo, Francisco de la Mora’s new graphic biography of the great Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (1907-1954), takes the reader on an irresistible journey through her life story, told with humor and sensitivity and in the rich color and charm of de la Mora’s drawings."
— Publishers Weekly


Product Details
ISBN: 9781914224102
ISBN-10: 1914224108
Publisher: SelfMadeHero
Publication Date: April 11th, 2023
Pages: 72
Language: English