"I was considered a Surrealist. That is not right.
I never painted dreams. What I depicted, was my
reality." Our book zooms right into this reality, and
it does so in a new and unusual way: presenting Frida
Kahlo s paintings in a general view and in selected
details, it reveals the wealth of stories and creatures
hidden in her self-portraits; it makes tangible the
life-long physical and spiritual pain endured by the
artist; and it illustrates painterly skills and techniques
reminiscent of old European masters. Making
visible what tends to escape one s notice in her
seemingly familiar paintings, this lavish volume takes
even inveterate Kahlo fans on a mesmerizing discovery
trip to the sensuousness, the beauty, and the
abysses of her world.
This monograph presents Frida Kahlo s life and work
in pictures. Frida Kahlo expert Helga Prignitz-Poda
provides elaborate background information on each
of the paintings.