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.
There is a large and varied collection of art books at the library free to take or just glance at. Look at the great works without leaving your neighborhood. Here are just a few selections available out of the many we have. If your interested in a particular artist listed, or know nothing about them, I’ve included a link to their biography and related history. These links were chosen because of their legitimacy (No wikipedia) and selections of works for you to look at. Most of these books will be in the over sized section, which is along the wall. If you need help finding them, you can ask a librarian to point out the section.