The Diary of Frida Kahlo: An Intimate Self-Portrait

The Diary of Frida Kahlo: An Intimate Self-Portrait

Published here in its entirety, Frida Kahlo's amazing illustrated journal documents the last ten years of her turbulent life. This passionate, often surprising, intimate record, kept under lock and key for some forty years in Mexico, reveals many new dimensions in the complex persona of this remarkable Mexican artist. Covering the years 1944-45, the 170-page journal contain Published here in its entirety, Frida Kahlo's amazing illustrated journal documents the last ten years of her turbule...

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Title:The Diary of Frida Kahlo: An Intimate Self-Portrait
Author:Frida Kahlo
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Genres:Art
ISBN:El diario de Frida Kahlo: Un íntimo autorretrato
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:296 pages pages

The Diary of Frida Kahlo: An Intimate Self-Portrait Reviews

  • Rebecca
    Mar 04, 2007
    This book is amazing. The haunting images alone are worth it (It's Kahlo, for god's sake!) and there's an English language translation of the text included. ...
  • Suvi
    Sep 29, 2011
    If you're about to read this expecting a traditional 'what I did today' -diary, you're in for a big surprise. Then again, if you already know Frida Kahlo you wouldn't really expect that, would you? Originally not intended to be published, through Kahlo's diary you get inside her head i...
  • Jaime
    Feb 18, 2008
    i took my time with frida's diary: one. because the emotion she reached inside of me felt raw and sometimes heavy but two. because i didn't want to come to its finish. i'm slightly obsessed (proudly) with this woman and find myself moved in ways that enrich my soul every time ...
  • Lori
    Jun 21, 2009
    in prep for my trip to Casa Azul....and because Frida is...Frida. ...
  • Theresa Leone Davidson
    Jan 21, 2018
    This is Frida Kahlo's journal, complete with illustrations. Terrific book - highly recommend! ...
  • Adriana Scarpin
    Jan 12, 2018
    Lendo este diário pude entender porque alguns são relutantes em aceitar Kahlo como ícone feminista, o caso é que a relação dela com Diego Rivera beirava à patologia, quer dizer, o tipo de paixão que ela sentia e demonstrava por Diego são comuns em garotas de 20 anos e aqui ela...
  • Tristy
    Mar 18, 2012
    There are no words to describe how important this book is to me. I regularly visit the pages of Frida Kahlo's diary for inspiration and deeper insight into my own life and perspective of the world. Some pages are heartbreaking and some are joyous, but it is all TRUE and that's the bigg...
  • Ráid
    May 24, 2013
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  • Hadrian
    Mar 16, 2011
    Haunting and brilliant - much like the artist herself. I feel as though I've seen almost too much. An intimate portrait indeed. ...
  • Alana Klinka
    Aug 09, 2011
    Frida Kahlo's diary is worth the read. It contains sketches that thematically connect to her paintings that are far more well know, however the texture and raw quality is quite different. You see her process and even for an artist who was so revealing in her work, there is more to see ...
  • Vicki
    Jun 22, 2012
    Oh, MAN, what is not to love about Frida Kahlo's crazy life and art? Her diaries are gorgeous, startling, maddening, lyrical, lusty, full of pain and deep joy. Whenever I feel confined, I open these diaries and feell....freer somehow...able to keep going as an artist. ...
  • Alicia
    Mar 11, 2017
    Although she begins this diary at the age of 37-ish, (the first date of entry is not clear) ~ it seems that because of everything that has suddenly happened physically & emotionally to her, that now ~~she will document things. And, of course, Frida will journal in her own ar...
  • Nicole
    May 03, 2012
    This is a facsimile of Frida Kahlo's diary, so of course it is awesome. 4 instead of 5 stars for bad layout decisions. I can kind of understand why, for example, all of the translation is at the end of the book, so as not to interrupt the flow of the diary itself, but it could have bee...
  • Kate
    Nov 17, 2011
    I really didn't enjoy this book. I thought it was going to be a basic translated version of Frida Kahlo's diary with a brief introduction of some kind about her and her life, It isn't. This book begins with a long larbourious introduction which, I felt, at times strays completely from ...
  • Flor Méndez
    Jul 29, 2018
    Mi eterno pendiente. "Pero cómo le explico mi necesidad enorme de ternura! Mi soledad de años. Mi estructura inconforme por inarmónica, por inadaptada. Yo creo que es mejor irse, irse y no escaparse. Que todo pase en un instante. Ojalá". ...
  • Saga Norén
    Jul 16, 2018
    I don't know why, but Frida didn't attracted me too enough as an artist. I'd prefer Diego Rivera's work. ...
  • Alaide Mo
    Jan 05, 2018
    Dice Sarah M. Lowe en su ensayo introductorio: "Leer en el Diario de Frida Kahlo es, incuestionablemente, un acto de transgresión, con cierto matiz voyeurista. Este documento constituye la expresión más íntima de los sentimientos de la artista, cuya intención no fue publicarlo". ...
  • Fabienne
    Jan 08, 2015
    "ALAS ROTAS" (p.156) ...
  • Uriel Soto
    Jul 05, 2013
    "PAREJA EXTRAÑA DEL PAÍS DEL PUNTO Y LA RAYA" Halagos sobran para este magnifico libro, es toda una obra de arte hecha por la increíble Frida. Empezando por la bellísima edición: esa imagen en la sobrecubierta, ésa que tanto significo para su autora, igualmente hermos...
  • nancy
    Jan 30, 2018
    frida?s diary is incredible. her use of colors and the tales she tells are captivating. her life was incredibly hard and i think her love for diego rivera made everything worse. the analysis made by sarah is good and accurate. fuentes? introduction is AMAZING. love that man. overal...
  • Sara
    Sep 20, 2013
    Who would say that stains live and help one to live? Ink, blood, odor. Oh, Frida, Frida, Frida. What else is there to say? This is beautiful. There is nothing more precious than laughter and scorn - It is strength to laugh and lose oneself. to be cruel and light. Tragedy i...
  • MiiriAm
    Jan 12, 2017
    Q difícil es calificar algo tan intimo como un diario que demuestra de manera cruda los sentimientos q enfrentaba Frida Kahlo durante esta etapa de su vida por medio de sus pinturas, trazos y palabras. La introducción de Carlos Fuentes es preciosa, pero los ensayos son mas de lo ...
  • Robin Bonne
    Apr 28, 2018
    The artwork and her loopy, free, slightly messy handwriting makes this book truly inspiring. Essays and commentary are included with the translations. ...
  • M. Jane Colette
    Aug 21, 2016
    I devoured this book and will continue to devour it for years to come. The introduction by Carlos Fuentes is challenging but worth putting in the effort to read twice-thrice to really understand it. The faithful reproductions of the pages from Kahlo's diary--an art journal before there...
  • Melissa Hernandez
    Feb 14, 2017
    It only shows the later years of her death, and you can see in her writing that her health is beginning to fail. You get some of her art that isn't out for public viewing (museums, etc.), which is pretty cool. It was a lot at times, and I had to put it away for a bit. I enjoyed the ana...
  • Kelly
    Feb 19, 2017
    Content was absolutely worthy of five stars but the formatting of this collection was difficult to follow. I wish they had done side by side translations throughout the journal rather than miniature translations at the back of the book. ...
  • Bodour Bahliwah
    Feb 16, 2018
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  • Taylor (Leather-Bound)
    Sep 05, 2017
    **4.5 stars** I'm not going to write a full review on this, as it is a non-fiction text and I want to respect the artist and her feelings. However, I *freaking* loved this book and am so proud to have it in my collection. I knocked it down half a star because I personally felt t...
  • Ivan Svoboda
    Nov 10, 2017
    Surely many of you watched the American movie about Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, played by Penelope Cruz and Alfred Molina. Croatian writer Slavenka Drakulic recently also wrote one documentary novel about famous Mexican painter called: "Frida Kahlo or about pain". As you can see, the...
  • Hind89
    Dec 27, 2014
    - ???? ????? ??? ??? ?????? "??????" ??? ????? ?????? ? ??????????? ?? ????? ????? ??? ???????? ???? ????? ??????? ???????? "?????? ???????" ..??? ???? ? ????? ...