Great Women Artists: Frida Kahlo (2001)

Genres - Visual Arts  |   Sub-Genres - Biography  |   Run Time - 45 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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This documentary is part of a series that profiles outstanding women artists. This volume focuses on the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. As a young girl, Kahlo suffered terrible injuries in a traffic accident. Her lifelong struggle with pain shaped and informed her art. Her bold style and emotionally charged works capture the passion she displayed in all aspects of her life. Married to the muralist Diego Rivera, she was great friends with Leo Tolstoy, whose philosophy she embraced. This documentary presents some of Kahlo's best-known paintings.

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artist, Mexico, painting, self-portrait, surrealism