August is Art Appreciation Month
Though Frida Kahlo was influenced by political changes in Mexico and Mexican folk art, she painted to deal with the problems she had during her life. Learn about Frida's childhood, how she became interested in painting, and about her relationship with another famous artist, Diego Rivera.
Diego Rivera was a famous Mexican mural painter. He studied in Europe, but developed his own distinctive style. He believed that his paintings should be seen by everyone, not just those people who could afford to purchase art work. Many of his paintings make statements about revolutionary ideas.
In this Artists in Their Time book, the author does indeed tell of the rich and varied influences of Paul Gauguin's time on his art. Through descriptions of his art and information about his life, readers also learn how friends and family shaped Gauguin and his work.
Full-color reproductions of the actual paintings are enhanced by Venezia's clever illustrations and story line.