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Transcript of Frida
July 13, 1954
July 6, 1907
Frida was a Mexican painter, born in Coyoacán, Mexico.
Frida was in a serious car accident that nearly killed her.
Frida was in a school bus when a trolley ran into the bus nearly killing everyone. This was yet another obstacle for Frida to over come. She fractured her spine, collarbone, ribs, and a shattered pelvis. She had 30 surgeries in her life to correct damages.
To pass the time she spent a year in bed and wore a torso cast. She painted the cast to pass the time and keep her hopes alive. Frida doesn't cry or complain instead she shows her pain in her paintings.
Frida married another famous Mexican artist named Diego Rivera.
Frida lived in a house with her husband. The house was called the Blue House.... since it was blue. This is where Frida painted her artwork of her life. The good, the bad, and the ugly proving her work as her autobiography.
Go to this website to see her house:
After her death and the death of her husband (1957) the house with all her 200 pieces still inside, was recognized as the Museo Frida Kahlo.
"Frida Kahlo had her first solo exhibition in Mexico (the only one held in her native country during her lifetime)."
Frida's health at this time is just horrible and the doctor advises her to stay home and stay in bed.
She does something like that by making an entrance in an ambulance on the bed in the back waiting to meet her fans.
"Frida made her last public appearance, when she participated in a Communist street demonstration. Soon after, on July 13th, 1954, at the age of 47, Frida passed away.
Once when asked what to do with her body when she dies, Frida replied: "Burn it…I don't want to be buried. I have spent too much time lying down…Just burn it!""
She had 5 other sister that kept her mother very busy.
Frida spent a lot of time with her father because of this
taking on his love for painting.
Frida became very ill and was inspected by a doctor and diagnosed with Polio. This confined Frida to her bed for 9 months. The results were a shrunken right leg and a limp.
Draw a picture for your gallery of what you think Frida looked like with polio.
You will be asked to do 4 things along the way. They will be written in red for you to complete. Do this on your own paper. You will be creating your own art gallery just like Frida.
Draw the setting in Mexico where Frida and Diego were married, based on the information you know about the geography of Mexico.
Drawing settings and self portraits in Mexico was a favorite of Frida's. These are exvotos or self portraits with words like a prayer near the bottom.
Draw your interpretation of the blue house Frida lived in, worked in, and painted of often.
Final prompt, write a paragraph about how these drawing made you feel and how you felt as you read about Frida connecting to her life.
You will receive 5 points for each prompt you complete with drawing and color. (Total of 20 points)
The writing only has to be a paragraph at the least. It must include your feelings as you painted and the connection you felt with Frida.
Go to this website to view some of her work: