Brilliant AlbumWhat a brilliant album! I was very moved by the contents of this album. Interesting details about the artists. I have listened to it many times and would like to borrow it again.Rose
Women in Art (Short Stories)
Suitable for: Adults
This collection is a selection of works of art from the National Museum of Women in Arts, Washington DC. These three contrasting pieces – an etching, an oil painting and a photograph – reveal the personal thoughts and political sensibilities of three important and influential 20th century female artists.
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We have here a rather stylised, but nonetheless appealing, full-length portrait of Frida entitled "Self-Portrait Dedicated to Leon Trotsky". Like many of her paintings, it relates to a particular event: the brief affair THAT Frida, aged 30, had with Leon Trotsky the exiled Russian revolutionary leader, shortly after his arrival in Mexico in 1937. She painted the portrait as a gift for Trotsky on his birthday. Her figure holds a letter which reads, in translation,
"To Leon Trotsky, with all my love, I dedicate this painting on 7th of November 1937. Frida Kahlo in San Angel Mexico".
This portrait is painted in warm, earthy colours and Frida looks beautiful, seductive and self-confident.
- A collection of raised tactile pictures.
- Audio descriptions with music and sound effects in your chosen format of either CD or USB.
- An A4 large print colour image pack or postcard pack.
- An ‘Articles for the Blind’ returns label for the free and convenient return of the box.
Enjoyable AlbumI just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the Women in Art collection, and it has set me on the road to a lot of further reading. Thank you for this fascinating album. It was so good to have more content putting the images into context.Library Member