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FRIDA KAHLO: 

FRIDA KAHLO Painter of the self-portrait

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Frida Kahlo was born in Mexico on July 6, 1907. Many tragedies occurred in Fridaユs life, which in turn led her to become a strong and independent artist. In 1929 Frida married a highly esteemed muralist also from Mexico named Diego Rivera. Her marriage was full of infidelity and unhappiness.

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Diego By Frida

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1930

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1940

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"Frida and Diego Rivera (The Wedding Portrait)" Painted after two years of marriage to Rivera

"I paint self portraits because I am so often alone. Because I am the subject I know best." : 

"I paint self portraits because I am so often alone. Because I am the subject I know best."

Frida Kahlo may have felt alone, but through her paintings, she has connected with many others. In painting the subject she knows best, she depicts her own personal pain, fear, anguish, loss - and even joy. The rest of us marvel at how she can depict our heartbreak, our sadness, our loneliness. It's as if the physical pain that frida was forced to endure gave her the means to depict her feelings so honestly on canvas. : 

Frida Kahlo may have felt alone, but through her paintings, she has connected with many others. In painting the subject she knows best, she depicts her own personal pain, fear, anguish, loss - and even joy. The rest of us marvel at how she can depict our heartbreak, our sadness, our loneliness. It's as if the physical pain that frida was forced to endure gave her the means to depict her feelings so honestly on canvas.

Little Deer: 

Little Deer Many of Frida’s paintings represent the pain and suffering afflicted by tragedies that occurred in her life, including her unhappy marriage with Diego. Frida’s eccentric art is recognized throughout the world. She is well known for expressing her feelings on canvas.

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Self portraits can also show others who you are in other ways. “My Dress Hangs Here”

Frida Kahlo was from Mexico. In this self portrait she paints her memories of her homeland. "Self-Portrait on the Borderline Between Mexico and the United States," 1932 The self-portrait was painted while Kahlo and Rivera were in the United States. : 

Frida Kahlo was from Mexico. In this self portrait she paints her memories of her homeland. "Self-Portrait on the Borderline Between Mexico and the United States," 1932 The self-portrait was painted while Kahlo and Rivera were in the United States.

My thoughts about Diego: 

My thoughts about Diego The marriage of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo is one of the most famous alliances between artists. It is a well-known fact that they had a passionate and stormy relationship, filled with great love and also betrayals. They both had incredible talents and vision, but Diego's work would be more public and monumental, whereas Frida's was more personal and intimate in scale.

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Frida kahlo in her studio painting “The Two Fridas”

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The Two Fridas

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Self Portraits with Monkey

A self-portrait is a painting by an artist of him or her self. The painting tells us something about who the artist is. It gives us clues about what is important to the artist. We can guess what the artist loves by what is in the painting.: 

A self-portrait is a painting by an artist of him or her self. The painting tells us something about who the artist is. It gives us clues about what is important to the artist. We can guess what the artist loves by what is in the painting.

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ROOTS

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Tree of Hope

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1949 The Love Embrace of the Universe, the Earth (Mexico), Me, and Senor Xolotl

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1951 Self-Portrait with the Portrait of Doctor Farill

Assignment:: 

Assignment: Paint your own self-portrait. You will be the main person -the focus- of the painting. You do not need to paint your whole body. You can paint only your head and shoulders. You might want to paint a profile of yourself. A profile is a side view. Let your painting dry completely. Add bits of collage items to your self-portrait. Add things that are important to you. Include things that you love. Use photos, pictures cut from magazines, letters, or schoolwork. You will have other ideas of things to use. Stick them on with white glue.

Grading:: 

Grading: o Originality/creativity - My idea and composition are my own and does not resemble anyone's art work. o Self-portrait - Describes who I am. o Composition - The arrangement of the elements on the paper is interesting to look at. The space is used well. o Use of media - Art materials have been used with skill and neatness. I have used well my time and my best effort on my portrait.

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