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Frida Kahlo, Pain and Passion

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Frida Kahlo, Pain and Passion Andrea Kettenmann, book reviewA few years ago whilst visiting a friend in Lisbon, we were lucky enough to see an exhibition of Frida Kahlo’s work at the city’s Centro Cultural de Belem. At the time my husband was really excited because he’d bought a load of Taschen artist profile books and had just been reading up about Frida. He knew her paintings from the pages of a book and not from actually standing in front of them.

Last summer whilst visiting a big museum in the North East, I saw a book which contained photos of Frida, Diego and their friends, gulped at the price, returned home and put it on my Amazon wish list. For Christmas I picked up a second hand copy for my husband and when I finally got round to looking at it, I realised very quickly that the photographs would mean a lot more to me if I knew more about Frida. I went to the bookshelf with all our art books and pulled down Andrea Kettenmann’s book, Frida Kahlo, Pain and Passion.

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