Skip to Main Content

Frida Kahlo: Art and Life

Shown here are a selection of the COD Library's holdings on Frida Kahlo's art and life. Click here if you wish to see more of our collection on this topic. Books and videos can be checked out with a current COD library card. More information about obtaining a library card can be found here.


Hidden Frida Kahlo

In this look at over 180 "hidden" images, Prignitz-Poda pulls back the curtain on masterpieces that rarely see the inside of an exhibition or gallery. Illustrated with reproductions of works discovered over the course of her career, this book helps expand our knowledge and understanding of this popular artist.

Frida Kahlo

This book reproduces more than 200 of Kahlo’s paintings from every genre and shows how the drama of her life informed her art. Nine gatefolds allow the reader to examine in detail aspects of her larger pieces. Essays by art historians and Diego Rivera illuminate her work.

Frida Kahlo

The life and work of Frida Kahlo were inextricably intertwined. Reproductions of Kahlo's paintings are accompanied by a series of illuminating essays that explore the artist's private writings and the intense public interest in her life, the role of physical and mental suffering in the creative process, and the coded and double meanings hidden in so much of Kahlo's work.

Frida Kahlo: The Paintings

Frida Kahlo painted herself cracked open, hemorrhaging during a miscarriage, anesthetized on a hospital gurney, and weeping beside her own extracted heart. Herrera brings together numerous paintings and sketches documenting each with explanatory text that probes the influences in Kahlo's life and their meaning for her work.

Frida Kahlo: An Open Life

The author met and interviewed Frida Kahlo a year before Kahlo's death. She lived with Kahlo for a while in Coyoacón in Mexico City and then for a time at Rivera's San Angel Inn home. Frida Kahlo: An Open Life uses medical records, journals, letters, interviews, and personal recollections to bring us closer than ever to the Mexican artist and her milieu.

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera

This book tells the story of the relationship between Frida Kahlo and her husband Diego Rivera. “Her stormy relationship with the painter Diego Rivera is mirrored in many of her stunning paintings, which also combine motifs of folk art with deeply personal self-portraits."



The life of artist Frida Kahlo, from her humble upbringing to her worldwide fame and controversy that surrounded both her and her husband, Diego Rivera.

The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo

Combining photos, archival films and interviews, the films grasps the complete story of Kahlo's life in all its dimensions, a mix of artistic discovery, physical challenge, and political activism, with Kahlo's artwork making a strong case for her lasting artistic importance. You may wish to visit the companion site to this video.

Frida Kahlo & Tina Modotti

An analysis of the work of Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo, and Italian photographer, Tina Modotti, and ways in which women artists position themselves.

Articles from Library Databases

Sources available through our databases can be accessed by COD students, faculty, and staff with a COD MyAccess username and password.


  • URL:
  • Last Updated: Jan 12, 2024 10:51 AM
  • Print Page