By Barbara Mujica
Frida Kahlo, painter and cultural icon, lived a lifetime of extremes. the topic of an Academy Award(c) nominated movie starring Salma Hayek, Kahlo was once crippled through polio and left barren by way of an twist of fate whilst she was once undefined. And but she went directly to fall in love with and marry one other big name of the artwork international, muralist Diego Rivera. choked with ardour, jealousy, and deceit, their tale captured the world's imagination.
Told within the voice of Frida's sister Cristina, who bears witness to Frida and Diego's tumultuous marriage, it is a brilliantly bright paintings of old fiction. What unfolds is an extreme story of sibling competition, as either sisters vie for Rivera's affection. Mujica imbues the lives and loves of those notable characters with gleaming drama and builds her story to a shattering end.
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