Who is Frida Kahlo? Frida Kahlo is a very famous Surrealist painter. She was born July 6 th 1907 and died July 13 th 1954 in Coyocán Mexico. Her birth name was Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón. WHO IS FRIDA KAHLO?
Calderón, Mexico X: Frida Kahlo was born right here in Calderón, Mexico!
WHAT HAPPENED On September 17 th 1925 Frida (18 years old) had a traffic accident, she was riding in a bus when it crashed in to a trolley. That caused serious injuries she had a broken spinal column, a broken collar bone, a broken pelvis, broken ribs, eleven fractures in her right leg, a crushed and dislocated right foot, dislocated shoulder and also an iron handrail pierced her abdomen and her uterus and it seriously damaged her reproductive ability.
WHY SHE STARTED The reason Frida Kahlo started to paint was because of her bus accident. She had to stay in the hospital for several months and never really fully recovered. In the hospital it was very lonely, therefore she decided to start painting.
FRIDA’S LOVE LIFE Frida’s life involved several break ups, re- marriages,divorces and separations. People were very impressed with the young Frida’s paintings, but Frida wasn’t sure how good they really were. So later she brought the paintings to the famous muralist Diego Rivera. Diego was very impressed with the paintings and the young beautiful Frida. He told her to keep painting. Later they fell in love and got married. And about the same time Frida started to wear traditional Mexican dresses.
Diego was born in Guanajuato. In the 1920's, he became involved in the new Mexican mural movement. He began to experiment with fresco paintings on large walls. Rivera soon started his own style of large, simple figures and bold colors. Some of Rivera's best murals are in the National Palace in Mexico City and at the National Agricultural School in Chapingo, near Mexico City. He also painted a mural at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Frida Kahlo, Diego's wife, was also a Mexican painter. H e r h u s b a n d D i e g o R i v e r a
The Great Paintings This self portrait on the left is Frida’s painting. On the right is one of Diego’s famous murals. You can see the difference between the two styles.
DiegoRivera (1886-1957) was a Mexican artist. He was famous for murals that showed Mexican life and history.
DID YOU KNOW? Did you know that Frida Kahlo was most famous for her self portraits? Did you know that she was unable to have children because of the bus accident? Did you know that she never fully recovered from the accident? Did you know that Frida’s husband was almost double her age? Did you know Frida thought her unibrow looked like a bird from far away?
Frida’s Time line 1907 Frida is born. 1913 Frida becomes ill with polio. Her left leg becomes thin and weak. 1925 She gets hurt in the bus accident and then teaches herself to paint. 1929 Frida marries the famous muralist Diego Rivera. 1936 Frida has her first exhibition in New york city.
QUIZ Q: When was Frida Kahlo born? a)Jan. 23 rd 1917 b) Mar. 25 th 2000 c)July 6 th 1907 A: c) Q: Who was Frida married to? a)David Guetta b)Han Solo c)Diego Rivera A: c) Q: What was Frida Kahlo most famous for? a)Hair doos b)self portraits c)paintingsd) her unibrow A: b) Q: In what year did Frida get hurt in her accident? a)1965 b)1099c)1924d) 1999 e) 1925 f)10 A: e)
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