Books From the Library
Use these fantastic web sources for more help understanding your artist and his/her important role in art history
Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History - Use the "Search" box to search your artist by name and then read the "Thematic Essays" associated with your artist ("Mexico and Central America, 1900 A.D.–present," "Surrealism," "Cubism," ...)
The Timeline of Art History presents the Met’s collection via a chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of global art history. Targeted at students and scholars of art history, it is an invaluable reference, research, and teaching tool. Authored by the Met’s experts—predominantly made up of curators but also of conservators, scientists, and educators—the Timeline comprises 300 timelines, 930 essays, close to 7,000 objects, and a robust index, and is regularly updated and enriched to provide new scholarship and insights on the collection.
The Art Story
Search by artist, art movement, or timeline. Easy to use format provides a synopsis, key ideas, most important works by the artist, as well as an artist biography and other resources.
Artsy features almost 200,000 high-quality contemporary art images from several major galleries, museum collections, foundations, artist estates, and art fairs. Search by artist, or through categories such as "Andes Region". "Mexico", "Spain", or "20th Century Art".
Joan Miro @ Tate Modern
The film explores Joan Miró's life and working practice, beginning at his family's farm in Montroig, Catalonia, a sanctuary for him throughout his life and the source of much of his artistic inspiration. Guided by Miró's grandson and the curators from Tate Modern, the film visits his complex of studios and workshops overlooking the sea near Palma, Mallorca, where he moved after the Second World War and where he worked prolifically until his death at the age of 93. It includes rare material from films by Pere Portabella and Català Roca of Miró at work, and testimonials from friends who remember him as a remarkably generous and humble man.
The film was made to accompany the exhibition 'Joan Miró, The Ladder of Escape' at Tate Modern. 14 April - 11 September
Artist Frida Kahlo was born on July 6, 1907, in Coyocoán, Mexico City, Mexico. Considered one of Mexico's greatest artists, Frida Kahlo began painting after she was severely injured in a bus accident. Kahlo later became politically active and married fellow communist artist Diego Rivera in 1929. She exhibited her paintings in Paris and Mexico before her death in 1954.
For more information: http://www.biography.com/people/frida-kahlo-9359496