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Frida Kahlo: Feminism / Gender


Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera

Diego Rivera once characterized Frida Kahlo as the first woman in the history of art who, with a directness and brutal clarity, focused on subjects exclusively to do with women. Late 20th-century perceptions of Mexican art are now dominated by Kahlo. Her stormy relationship with the painter Diego Rivera is mirrored in many of her stunning paintings.

Battle of the Sexes: Franz von Stuck to Frida Kahlo

The exhibition "Battle of the Sexes: Franz von Stuck to Frida Kahlo" sheds light on the artistic investigation of gender roles from the mid-nineteenth century to the end of World War II.

Carr, O'Keeffe, Kahlo: Places of Their Own

This book compares the art, lives, and achievements of three great artists of the Americas: Emily Carr of Canada, Georgia O'Keeffe of the United States, and Frida Kahlo of Mexico. Udall shows how each artist searched for an authentic, personal identity and analyzes in detail the issues these women faced in relation to nationality, nature, gender, and the creation of a personal mythology.

Art of Feminism

Since its inception, the women's movement has harnessed the power of the image to transmit its message. This comprehensive survey traces the ways in which feminists have shaped art and visual culture from the 19th to the 21st centuries.

Women Artists and the Surrealist Movement

A comprehensive treatment of the lives, ideas and art of the remarkable group of women who were an essential part of the Surrealist movement. Agar, Carrington, Fini, Kahlo, Oppenheim, Tanning and many others became embodiments of their age as they struggled towards artistic maturity and their own 'liberation of the spirit' in the context of the Surrealist revolution.

A Queer Little History of Art

Showcases a selection of works which illustrate the breadth and depth of queer art from around the world. Exploring identity, eroticism, relationships, hidden desires, love and gender, it tells the story of queer art from 1900 to the present, revealing how experiences have also been shaped by class and ethnicity, and how art itself has played a key role in changing attitudes and crystalising identities.

The Last Taboo: Women and Body Hair

'The Last Taboo' argues that body hair plays a central role in constructing masculinity and femininity and sexual and cultural identities. The chapter "On Frida Kahlo's Mustache" looks at the painting "Self-Portrait with Cropped Hair" and its criticism.

Articles from Library Databases

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