Art History and Popular Celebrity of Frida Kahlo
By (author) Margaret A. Lindauer
Devouring Frida by Margaret A. Lindauer
Book DescriptionBeginning in the late 1970 s Frida Kahlo achieved cult heroine status less for her richly surrealist self-portraits than by the popularization of the events of her tumultuous life. Her images were splashed across billboards magazine ads, and postcards; fashion designers copied the so-called Frida look in hairstyles and dress; and Fridamania even extended to T-shirts, jewelry, and nail polish. Margaret A. Lindauer argues that this mass market assimilation of Kahlo s identity has consistently detracted from appreciation of her work, leading instead to narrow interpretations based on an entrenched narrative of suffering. While she agrees that Kahlo s political and feminist activism, her stormy marriage to fellow artist Diego Reviera, and the tragic reality of a progressively debilitated body did represent a biography colored by emotional and physical upheaval, she questions an author-equals-the-work critical tradition that assumes a: one-to-one association of life events to the meaning of a painting. In kahlo s case, Lindauer says, such assumptions created a devouring mythology, an iconization that separates us from rather than leads us to the real significance of the oeuvre. Accompanied by 26 illustrations and deep analysis of Kahlo s central themes, this provocative, semiotic study recontextualizes an important figure in art history at the same time it addresses key questions about the language of interpretation, the nature of veneration, and the truths within self-representation."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780819563484
(229mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Wesleyan University Press
Publisher: University Press of New England
Publish Date: 31-Jan-1999
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Margaret A. Lindauer
MARGARET A. LINDAUER is an academic associate at Arizona State University.
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