Monday, January 3, 2011

Movie Mondays


Book, 1983 by Hayden Herrera

The biography of the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo reveals a woman of extreme magnetism and originality, and an artist whose sensual vibrancy came from her experiences. Following Kahlo from her childhood near Mexico City during the Mexican Revolution, her crippling accident at eighteen and her tempestuous marriage to Diego Rivera.

With generous use of firsthand sources including collectors, friends, and fellow artists, Hayden Herrera has produced an exhaustively researched study of the Mexican painter's life, loves, and artistic ambitions. Material from the artist's letters and diaries adds a distinctively intimate tone to a sympathetically told tale of sexuality, politics, and marginalization in the world of art. This bestselling book is considered the primary record of Kahlo's life

Movie, 2002 directed by Julie Taymor

Features: Salma Hayek, Alfred Molina, Antonio Banderas

Tagline: Prepare to be seduced.

Awards: The film won 2 Oscars: Best Makeup and Best Music, Original Score. Salma Hayek was nominated for Best Actress but lost to Nicole Kidman (The Hours).

Have you read the book or seen the movie?

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