Portrait of Diego Rivera, Malu Block and Frida Kahlo de Rivera, taken by Carl Van Vechten (Source: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division)
Frida Kahlo played with the traditions of Mexican Folk art to give herself an understanding of belonging and identity. Almost killed in a bus accident at 19, her boredom from immobility led her to take a passing interest in doodling into a worldwide celebration of Mexican art and culture. Her portraits are instantly recognizable and are a testament to the power of people who can turn tragedy into acclaim.
Pick up the art books of Frida Kahlo by coming into the Brentwood Library or request to take them off our shelves for us to hold for you. Click on this link to view the different materials we have on her life, all from Child-appropriate to Adult art criticism and interpretation.