9781250113382-1250113385-Frida in America: The Creative Awakening of a Great Artist

Frida in America: The Creative Awakening of a Great Artist

ISBN-13: 9781250113382
ISBN-10: 1250113385
Author: Stahr, Celia
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover 400 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781250113382
ISBN-10: 1250113385
Author: Stahr, Celia
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover 400 pages

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Acknowledged authors Stahr, Celia wrote Frida in America: The Creative Awakening of a Great Artist comprising 400 pages back in 2020. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1250113385 and 9781250113382. Since then Frida in America: The Creative Awakening of a Great Artist textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.48 or rent at the marketplace.

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The riveting story of how three years spent in the United States transformed Frida Kahlo into the artist we know today

"[An] insightful debut....Featuring meticulous research and elegant turns of phrase, Stahr’s engrossing account provides scholarly though accessible analysis for both feminists and art lovers." ―Publisher's Weekly

Mexican artist Frida Kahlo adored adventure. In November, 1930, she was thrilled to realize her dream of traveling to the United States to live in San Francisco, Detroit, and New York. Still, leaving her family and her country for the first time was monumental.

Only twenty-three and newly married to the already world-famous forty-three-year-old Diego Rivera, she was at a crossroads in her life and this new place, one filled with magnificent beauty, horrific poverty, racial tension, anti-Semitism, ethnic diversity, bland Midwestern food, and a thriving music scene, pushed Frida in unexpected directions. Shifts in her style of painting began to appear, cracks in her marriage widened, and tragedy struck, twice while she was living in Detroit.

Frida in America is the first in-depth biography of these formative years spent in Gringolandia, a place Frida couldn’t always understand. But it’s precisely her feelings of being a stranger in a strange land that fueled her creative passions and an even stronger sense of Mexican identity. With vivid detail, Frida in America recreates the pivotal journey that made Senora Rivera the world famous Frida Kahlo.

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