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Visual Arts Project

Artist: Frida Kahlo
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Michelle De Vera

on 11 April 2013

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Artist Frida Kahlo was born Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón on July 6, 1907 in Coyocoán, Mexico City, Mexico.
She was best known for being a Mexican self-portrait artist who was married to Diego Rivera and is still admired as a feminist icon. Frida began painting after she was severely injured in a bus accident. Early Life In 1922, she enrolled at the renowned National Preparatory School. She was one of the few female students to attend the school, and became known for her jovial spirit and her love of traditional and colorful clothes and jewelry.

On September 17, 1925, she was traveling on a bus when the vehicle collided with a streetcar.

As a result of the collision, she was impaled by a steel handrail, which went into her hip and came out the other side. She suffered several serious injuries as a result, including fractures in her spine and pelvis. Studies and Injury Self Portrait in a velvet dress (1926)

This is Frida's first self-portrait. It was painted as s gift for her student boyfriend, Alejandro Gomez Arias, who had left her. (not mentioned) It was given as a token of love by which she hoped to restore his affection and keep her in his thoughts. Marriage Tray with Poppies
1924,
This early Kahlo painting was executed in the "Art Nouveau" style that was popular at the time. It is painted on a metal serving tray and was a gift for her Aunt. On the edge of the tray is an inscription that reads: "Para mi tía Anita de parte de su sobrina Frida Kahlo" ("For my aunt Anita on behalf of her niece Frida Kahlo"). After staying at the Red Cross Hospital in Mexico City for several weeks, Frida returned home to recuperate further. She began painting during her recovery and finished her first self-portrait the following year, Frida first met Diego Rivera, a Mexican muralist in 1922 when he went to work on a project at her school (National Preparatory School) but reconnected with him in 1928. He encouraged her work and the two began a relationship. The couple married next year.

During their early years together, the couple loved travelling across America, they went to San Francisco,California, in Detroit,Michigan and also in New York. Frieda and Diego Rivera
1931

Painted in San Francisco during the artist's first trip outside of Mexico. She accompanied her husband Diego Rivera who was painting in the United States and at the end of the year, the subject of a retrospecive at The Museum of Modern Art in New York.
The banderole carried by the bird above the artist states:
"Here you see us, me, Frieda Kahlo, with my beloved husband Diego Rivera, I painted these portraits in the beautiful city of San Francisco, California, for our friend Mr. Albert Bender, and it was the month of April of the year 1931."
Note: Kahlo changed her German name, Frieda, to Frida. Self-Portraits In 1938. She had a major exhibition at a New York City gallery, selling half of the 25 paintings shown there. She also received two commissions, including one from famed magazine editor Clare Boothe Luce, as a result of the show. The Suicide of Dorothy Hale
(1939)

This is one of Frida's most shocking and controversial paintnings. Frida painted it in a "ex-voto" (retablo). The unfortunate victim in the painting is Dorothy Hale, an actress and a show girl. Hale's life suddenly took turn when her husband was killed in a automobile accident. Her Hollywood career was failing, she had severe financial trouble, and in the end she was living on charity from friends. On October 21, 1938, wearing her favorite black dress and a corsage of a small yellow roses, she jumped to her death from the top window of high-rise apartment suite.

Note: Ex-Voto amd Retablo Paintings are one of the most intruiging forms of Mexican folk art.
The origin of the word Ex-Voto is Latin and it means "for solemn and vow or promise". Frida was asked to paint a portrait of Luce and her mutual friend, actress Dorothy Hale, who had committed suicide earlier that year by jumping from a high-rise building. The painting was intended as a gift for Hale's grieving mother. The painting was named: The suicide of Dorothy Hale (1939) Other Paintings Death Her final public appearance was a demonstration against the U.S.-backed overthrow of President Jacobo Arbenz of Guatemala on July 2. About a week after her 47th birthday, Kahlo died on July 13 at her beloved Blue House. There has been some speculation regarding the nature of her death.
It was reported to be caused by a pulmonary embolism, but there have also been stories about a possible suicide. Artistic Legacy Since her death, her fame as an artist has only grown. The feminist movement of the 1970s led to renewed interest in her life and work, as she was viewed by many as an icon of female creativity.

In 1983, Hayden Herrera’s book on the artist, A Biography of Frida Kahlo, also helped to stir up interest this great artist.

More recently, her life was the subject of a 2002 film entitled Frida, starring Salma Hayek as the artist and Alfred Molina as Diego Rivera. Directed by Julie Taymor. The film was nominated for six Academy Awards and won for Best Makeup and Original Score. Elements of design COLOR:
Her palette of colors also reveals the feelings behind her paintings. Similar to learning from an ancient letter, the paintings of Frida Kahlo show us her life. The fundamental key to any interpretation of Frida’s work is color. She was a self taught artist who used color to express her feelings and emotions by art. Frida's artworks are more powerful in color and all these colors have a different meanings behind. From her diary she revealed each color's meaning:
GREEN: warm and good light
REDDISH PURPLE: The most alive and oldest
BROWN: Earth
YELLOW: madness, sickness, fear. Part of the sun and of joy
COBALT BLUE: electricity and purity. Love
BLACK: nothing is black, really nothing
LEAF GREEN: leaves, sadness, science.
GREENISH YELLOW: more madness and mystery.
DARK GREEN: color of bad news and good business
NAVY BLUE: distance. Also tenderness can be this blue
MAGENTA: Blood. Fact: GREEN: warm and good light
REDDISH PURPLE: The most alive and oldest
BROWN: Earth
YELLOW: madness, sickness, fear. Part of the sun and of joy
COBALT BLUE: electricity and purity. Love
BLACK: nothing is black, really nothing
LEAF GREEN: leaves, sadness, science.
GREENISH YELLOW: more madness and mystery.
DARK GREEN: color of bad news and good business
NAVY BLUE: distance. Also tenderness can be this blue
MAGENTA: Blood. Broken hearted after her husbands affair with her younger sister. Frida expressed her anger and sorrow in this painting named "A few small nips" (1935)
the inscription "unos cuantos piquetitos" means- "My sweetie doesn't love me anymore!" But a few years later, they had a terrible marraige. They were living apart and Frida was saddened by Diego's many infidelities, including with her younger sister, Cristina. Last Paintings During the last years of her life, Frida made STILL LIFE paintings like these 2 below because "it was easier to paint than self portraits"she said. Still life with Parrot and Fruit Viva la vida Still life dedicated to Samuel Faschlicht Thanks for listening and watching my Prezi!!! xoxo Visual Arts Project
by: Michelle de Vera The Suicide of Dorothy Hale
(1939)

This is one of Frida's most shocking and controversial paintnings. Frida painted it in a "ex-voto" (retablo). The unfortunate victim in the painting is Dorothy Hale, an actress and a show girl. Hale's life suddenly took turn when her husband was killed in a automobile accident. Her Hollywood career was failing, she had severe financial trouble, and in the end she was living on charity from friends. On October 21, 1938, wearing her favorite black dress and a corsage of a small yellow roses, she jumped to her death from the top window of high-rise apartment suite.

Note: Ex-Voto amd Retablo Paintings are one of the most intruiging forms of Mexican folk art.
The origin of the word Ex-Voto is Latin and it means "for solemn and vow or promise".
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