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Frida Kahlo


 

Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) was a Mexican painter often associated with the European Surrealists as well as with her husband, Mexican muralist Diego Rivera.  She was noted for her intense autobiographical paintings.  Kahlo's work was intimate, personal, and in the tradition of easel painting.  She painted the events of her life with symbolic elements and situations, creating a dreamlike reality, frighteningly real but fantastic and magical.  Injured in a bus accident at the age of 18, Kahlo was disabled for life.  After numerous operations to correct her spinal and internal injuries, she eventually became an invalid prior to her death at the age of 47.


 

LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms

  • Kahlo, Frida (Subject)
  • Women Artists Mexico (Subject)


 

Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves

 

  • ND259
  • ND255 .F75
  • N6550
  • N8354

 

Circulating Books – A Selected List

  • Burke, Marcus B.  Mexican Art Masterpieces. 1998. 

                        Call Number:  N6550 .B87 1998

  • Heller, Nancy G. Women Artists. 2000.

                         Call Number:  N8354 .N38 2000

  • Rummel, Jack. Frida Kahlo: A Spiritual Biography. 2000.

                        Call Number:  ND259 .K33 R86 2000

  • Tibol, Raquel. Frida Kahlo: An Open Life. 1993.

                       Call Number:  ND259 .K33 T513 1993

  • White, Anthony (Ed.). Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Mexican Modernism. 2001.

                      Call Number:  ND255 .F75 2001

 

Reference Materials

  • Barnitz, Jacqueline.  Twentieth-Century Art of Latin America. 2001.

                  Call Number:  REF N6502.5 .B36 2001

○  Pgs. 9, 107-112, 239-240, 300

  • Dictionary of Art.

                   Call Number:  REF N31 .D5 1996

○  Vol. 17, pg. 721

  • Dictionary of Women Artists.

                   Call Number:  REF N8354 .D53 1997

○  Vol. 2, pgs. 759-762

  • Latin Americian Art in the Twentieth Century.

                 Call Number:  REF N6502.5 .L374 1996

○  Pgs. 27, 30, 35

  • Scott, John F. Latin American Art: Ancient to Modern. 1999.

                  Call Number:  REF N6502 .L367 1999

○  Pgs. 216-218, 225

 

Video

  • Frida Kahlo. 1983.

                     Call Number:  AV VIDEO ND259 .K33 F74


 

Research Databases

To access Valencia’s research databases, open your Atlas account, select ‘Search the Library’, then select ‘Databases A-Z’

  • Academic Search Complete
  • Art Full Text
  • Biography Resource Center

 

 

This Research Guide is designed to help users find information on a particular topic within the Valencia College East Campus Library.  This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources and other resources may be available on this topic.  Please check the LINCCWeb, Valencia East’s online catalog, to verify the availability of circulating books within the library.  Feel free to ask a librarian for help if you need further assistance.

 

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Last Revised on November 20, 2021

 

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