Kahlo: The World Split Open
by Linda Frank
In Kahlo: The World Split Open Linda Frank relates the fictional poetic biography of painter Frida Kahlo. Kahlo’s story has been the subject of many renderings, some of them bordering on the mythological. The attraction of this larger-than-life figure is understandable, from her contributions to the art world to her dramatic life with Mexican muralist Diego Rivera. That Kahlo broke new ground for women in both the art world and in the arena of social mores intrigues Frank.