Presentation on theme: "Frida Kahlo by Sheila Mincey. Learning Objectives: In this PowerPoint you will learn facts about the art and life of Frida Kahlo, the famous Mexican artist."— Presentation transcript:
Frida was born in 1907 in Mexico and died at the young age of 47. She had wanted be be a doctor, but experienced a horrible accident at age 18 that robbed her of this goal. Pain was a great part of Frida’s life, not only from having polio as a child, but also from the fact that she was horribly hurt in the streetcar accident at 18. Frida’s pride in Mexico is shown here not only in the tropical look of the painting, but in the pre-Columbian art of her necklace. MainDirections
In the accident many of Frida’s bones were broken including eleven breaks to the right leg, but even more terrible, she was impaled by an iron bar which pierced her uterus and made it impossible for her to have children. Frida used different symbols for her physical and emotional pain including hearts as seen here in this painting. DirectionsMain
She experienced over thirty surgeries in her lifetime and begain to paint during her initial recovery from the accident. As her own style solidified, she incorporated many symbols of her pain and heartbreak into her paintings. She did many many self- portraits, over 50 in more than 200 works of art. Asked why she so often painted herself, her response was that she was ‘so often alone, because I am the person I know best.” DirectionsMain
Diego Rivera became Frida’s husband. He was the “famous Mexican muralist” and encouraged her to paint in the style of Mexican popular art, a ‘folkloric’ style of painting. She participated in a ‘Mexican Renaissance,’ returning Mexican art to its native roots.” This style of art used a lot of bright, striking color. Notice the pride and folkloric style in Frida’s use of parrots and bright flowers here. DirectionsMain
Much of Frida Kahlo’s later art was considered by critics to be of the surrealist school, but she never considered herself a surrealist. She said, ‘I never painted dreams … I painted my own reality.” DirectionsMain
It is ironic that the pain that had caused her to turn to art became the undoing of her art. Sadly, painkillers robbed her of her eye for detail and destroyed the clarity of her work before her death at age 47. DirectionsMain
Quiz Question 1: Who was Frida Kahlo? a.a political leadera political leader b.an opera singeran opera singer c.an artistan artist
Try again. Remember she did not consider herself a surrealist.
Quiz Question 3: Why did Frida start painting? a.She got a scholarship to the University of Mexico.She got a scholarship to the University of Mexico b.She had to give up a dream of medical school.She had to give up a dream of medical school c.She wanted to glorify and promote communism.She wanted to glorify and promote communism.
Quiz Question 5: Why did Frida not consider herself a surrealist? a.Her paintings were too realistic.Her paintings were too realistic. b.Her paintings showed dreams.Her paintings showed dreams. c.Her paintings showed her reality.Her paintings showed her reality.
Good Job! What she painted she considered reality.
Try again. This was typical of surrealism which Frida did not think she typified.
You have just learned about the life and seen some paintings of the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.
http://www.tate.org.uk/modern/exhibitions/kahlo/ Image of woman with monkey was found at: http://www.fridakahlo.com/art.shtml Frida with bird and Frida dedicated to Leon Trotsky are from: http://www.oceansbridge.com/oil- paintings/page.php?jssCart=ae5f785353c89b9a29b5359863bab8 98&xPage=sectionlist.html&xSec=616 Oriental Frida and Frida in black are from: http://fridakahlofans.com/biobrief.html http://fridakahlofans.com/essay.html http://En.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frida_Kahlo State Standards: Modern Foreign Language ( Spanish ) Standard 2.1 Students demonstrate knowledge and understanding of daily life, traditional ideas and perspectives, institutions, literary and artistic expressions, and other components and aspects of the cultures being studied. Grades 11, 12
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