The Enigma Behind Frida Kahlo's Famous Works of Art
A great part of a nation's wealth is comprised by the talents of its people. Those painters, actors, sculptors, musicians and poets who share their gifts with the world give life and expression to their culture and maintain their country's sense of identity alive. In the North American country of Mexico, two such individuals have graced the world with their talents: the renowned painter Frida Kahlo and the poet Miguel N. Lira. In Código Frieda, the author assumes the responsibility of describing and deciphering the mystery behind these two vital characters in the history of Mexico.
Código Frieda is a work written in Spanish that presents the historical reality of a woman named Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo Calderón. It begins with the compelling story of how she met Miguel Lira in the Escuela Nacional Preparatoria (National Preparatory School) in the year 1920 and of how these two young people, struck by Cupid's arrow, fell deeply in love. Thus began a relationship that would last up until the day of Frida's death on July 13, 1954.
However, the Frida that the world is acquainted with isn't the only Frida about which the author speaks. In this book, readers will discover "The Two Fridas", the Frida created by myths and the Frida who hid behind her wonderful works of art, in an encrypted code. This is the enigma that the author so deftly unravels and upon reading this historical account, readers will be able to better appreciate the legend that was Frida Kahlo, the illustrious Mexican artist.
By Rubén García Badillo
Softcover | 8.25 x 11 in | 436 pages | ISBN 9781425149864
e-book | 436 pages | ISBN 9781426950100
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About the Author
Rubén García Badillo is a Catholic priest and charismatic preacher. He was born on March 3, 1933 in Tlaxcala, Mexico. At the age of eleven, he moved to Mexico City in search of a job. In January 1949, he met Frida Kahlo with whom he fell in love. This love was to be the beginning of numerous enigmas in the life of the author. In 1950, he started working with the architects Gustavo Saavedra and Juan O' Gorman, two of Frida's friends. In 1955, he presented his resignation to Gustavo Saavedra and returned to Tlaxcala. There he met the poet "El Cachucha" Miguel N. Lira, Frida Kahlo's companion and "little brother".
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