“Via her artwork, Herrera writes, Kahlo product of herself each performer and icon. Via this lengthy late biography, Kahlo has additionally, in the end, been made totally human.” — San Francisco Chronicle

Hailed by way of readers and critics around the us of a, this engrossing biography of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo finds a girl of utmost magnetism and originality, an artist whose sensual vibrancy got here immediately from her personal studies: her early life close to Mexico Town throughout the Mexican Revolution; a devastating twist of fate at age eighteen that left her crippled and not able to endure youngsters; her tempestuous marriage to muralist Diego Rivera and intermittent amorous affairs with males as various as Isamu Noguchi and Leon Trotsky; her affiliation with the Communist Celebration; her absorption in Mexican folklore and tradition; and her dramatic love of spectacle.

Here is the tumultuous lifetime of an odd 20th-century girl — with illustrations as wealthy and haunting as her legend.