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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. 

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. 

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. 
Art in Call No. 700’s
Jean-Michel Basquiat (Link to Catalog)
(Street to Studio: The Art of Jean-Michel Basquiat - Brooklyn Museum)
The great book of post-impressionism (link to catalog)
(MoMA | Post-Impressionism & Related Works)
The Complete paintings of Cezanne (Link to Catalog)
(Paul Cezanne | Metropolitan Museum of Art)
The Hudson River school : American landscape artists (Link to Catalog)
(The Hudson River School | Thematic Essay | Metropolitan Museum of Art)
New York Subway Grafitti (Link to Catalog)
(About New York City Grafitti @149)
Autograf : New York City’s grafitti writers (Link to Catalog)
(Grafitti in it’s own words — New York Magazine)
Vincent Van Gogh (Link to Catalog)
(Life in Periods : Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam)
Frida Kahlo (Link to Catalog)
(About this Artist : MoMA)
Of course, if you’d like to learn how to draw and make art, we have plenty of books for that as well. Think of something you’d like to work on and come in and ask. 

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. 

Art in Call No. 700’s

Jean-Michel Basquiat (Link to Catalog)

(Street to Studio: The Art of Jean-Michel Basquiat - Brooklyn Museum)

The great book of post-impressionism (link to catalog)

(MoMA | Post-Impressionism & Related Works)

The Complete paintings of Cezanne (Link to Catalog)

(Paul Cezanne | Metropolitan Museum of Art)

The Hudson River school : American landscape artists (Link to Catalog)

(The Hudson River School | Thematic Essay | Metropolitan Museum of Art)

New York Subway Grafitti (Link to Catalog)

(About New York City Grafitti @149)

Autograf : New York City’s grafitti writers (Link to Catalog)

(Grafitti in it’s own words — New York Magazine)

Vincent Van Gogh (Link to Catalog)

(Life in Periods : Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam)

Frida Kahlo (Link to Catalog)

(About this Artist : MoMA)

Of course, if you’d like to learn how to draw and make art, we have plenty of books for that as well. Think of something you’d like to work on and come in and ask.