Presentation on theme: "Frida Kahlo "I paint myself because I am so often alone, because I am the subject I know best." Self Portraits and Symbolism."— Presentation transcript:
Frida Kahlo "I paint myself because I am so often alone, because I am the subject I know best." Self Portraits and Symbolism
In this unit you will : Learn about the life and work of Frida Kahlo, one of Mexico’s most famous painters Learn about the influences in her work – culture, love, death, pain, dreams and nightmares. Explore symbolism in your life. Review portraiture techniques. Plan and create a large acrylic self portrait
Introducing Frida Kahlo Frida Kahlo is one of my favourite artists : she lived an amazing and interesting life, and she can tell us so much about it by looking her paintings As a quick introduction to her work, please look at the video on the link below http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCXdN6t39qs &feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCXdN6t39qs &feature=related For information and help completing your work about Frida, use this website : http://www.fridakahlofans.com
In your sketchbooks Design a Frida timeline, using collaged materials. Type the following words into google image search : Mexican day of the dead, Mexico, Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Mexican Symbolism, Aztec symbolism. Print out interesting images along with some of Fridas paintings that you like, and using scissors and glue, combine the images into an interesting collage. Using paint, blend in the images so that they all work together in harmony. This timeline should include about 8 major events from Frida’s life. Complete this for homework.
Timeline of our own lives: We havent all had lives as action packed as Frida’s, but we have all experienced exciting, scary, lovely events and chapters! Draw a horizontal line, writing ‘0’ on the left, and the age you are now on the right. Fill up as many important details as you can remember in between!