Frida Kahlo pictuebook biographies: Facts and fiction in words and images
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OriginalversjonBjørlo, B. W. (2021). Frida Kahlo picturebook biographies: Facts and fiction in words and images. In N. Goga, S. H. Iversen, & A.-S. Teigland (Eds.), Verbal and visual strategies in nonfiction picturebooks (pp. 110–123). 10.18261/9788215042459-2021-09
This chapter investigates three picturebook biographies about the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. The main aim is to discuss how the biographies describe and adapt the artist’s life story and art through the interplay of text and illustrations. Based on theories of biography, adaptation, and ekphrasis, the study finds that the books’ visual style, motifs and art references influence the factual and aesthetic aspects of the biographies as much as the verbal accounts do.