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  • ICAA Record ID
    753092
    TITLE
    Frida Kahlo : su ser y su arte / Por Raúl Flores Guerrero
    IN
    Novedades : México en la Cultura (México, D. F., México). -- Jun. 10, 1951
    DESCRIPTION
    p. 2 : ill.
    LANGUAGES
    Spanish
    TYPE AND GENRE
    Newspaper article – Essays
    BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
    Flores Guerrero, Raúl. "Frida Kahlo: su ser y su arte." Novedades: México en la cultura (Mexico City), June 10, 1951.
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Synopsis

Flores Guerrero believed that as an artist Frida Kahlo had been honest with herself and with her era. Her subjective expression in painting was a natural process that mirrored her innermost life as well as an awareness of her body. As an exponent of surrealism—in its local Mexican version—Kahlo achieved a high level of personal expression with two aspects; on the one hand, a palette of “bright colors” and, on the other hand, a kinship with the oneiric trend.

Annotations

The series of articles that appeared in this edition of México en la Cultura were dedicated to Frida Kahlo (1907–1954); this was one of the first attempts to disseminate knowledge of her painting on a large scale. Above all it was a reflection of the validation the artist enjoyed abroad, thanks to her individual exhibitions in New York (Julien Levy Gallery, 1938) and Paris (Galerie Ronou et Colle, 1939).  The publication México en la Cultura can be understood as the project of a group of elite intellectuals that included Frida Kahlo. The artist received this homage, implying her definitive stature as a “cultural heroine,” just a few years before her death.

Researcher
Mireida Velázquez
Team
CURARE, Espacio crítico para las artes, Mexico City, Mexico
Location
Instituto de Investigaciones Bibliográficas : Biblioteca Nacional/Hemeroteca Nacional. Mexico D.F., México