Frida & Diego: Art, Love, Life

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Frida Kahlo had a very rough life. She survived polio, but had a short leg; she was hit by a streetcar and a hand rail was stabbed through her pelvis, and she broke her short leg in eleven places and lived the rest of her life having more surgeries and in a lot of pain. After the accident, Frida knew she had to find something to be other than a doctor and started painting. Frida married a famous painter, Diego, who was much older and spent his entire life painting, sometimes not sleeping for days. They had a rough marriage, but their love of art kept them together. She painted right up until she died at the age of forty-seven.

San Diego just had a Frida Kahlo exhibition. It was the only place in the world where her paintings are in one place alongside five hundred of her possessions. Many of the paintings were never shown before now. This book definitely shows how strong a woman is and to never give up. It is filled with pictures of her, her paintings, and a timeline of her life. When life gets rough, just paint!

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Author Catherine Reef
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 176 pages
Publisher Clarion Books
Publish Date 26-Aug-2014
ISBN 9780547821849
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Issue September 2014
Category Young Adult


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