Frida was an artist that created beautiful art. When she was young, she was a passenger in a bus that had a horrible accident with several cars. Many people died-she suffered horrific injuries and it is a miracle that she lived. Through her pain she created beautiful images with bright colors. She could never escape the pain from her accident but found hope and joy through painting! She fell deeply in love with Diego Rivera, a famous muralist in Mexico. She was a very unique individual and not affraid to dress differently and create art differently than the other women in Mexico during her time. She had monkeys and parrots as pets and planted extraordinary tropical gardens around her home. We admire her for her strength and the beauty she created!
Check out this award winning book by Yuyi Morales about Frida from the library!
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After talking about Frida, she wanted to draw Frida on a large paper, so I gave her a lesson on facial proportion, eyes, nose, lips, and we looked at pictures of Frida in books. This was the picture she drew!!
She spent two hours drawing Frida on canvas with detailed flowers and jewelry!
This was her finished painting after three days. She says her next painting will be of Frida.
Here is a timelapse of her painting from start to finish, dancing included!!
Do you like Frida? Bring your Frida art to school or email me a photo and I will add it to the blog!!