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Transcript of Frida Kahlo!
Frida Kahlo was a Mexican painter using the style of Realism, Symbolism and Surrealism. Realism is an art which looks exactly like the object being drawn, Symbolism expresses something by using symbols, e.g. like the peace sign is a symbol which represents peace. Surrealism art represents things which are not real like dreams and fantasy. Frida Kahlo never went to an art school, she was self-taught.
This is Frida Kahlo.
About Frida Kahlo
Born: July 6, 1907
Died: July 13, 1954
The accident that changed her whole life:
Frida Kahlo actually wanted to become a doctor but at the age of 18 she had a horrible bus accident. The bus crashed into a building wall and a pole went through her whole body. She was brought to the hospital as quick as possible and she was lucky to survive but she was never really healthy again and could not go to medical school.
The most important stages in Frida Kahlo´s life...
On the 21 August 1929, Frida Kahlo married the 20 years older famous painter Diego Rivera. In 1930 Diego and Frida moved to New York, USA . In 1932, Frida Kahlo visited her sick mother in Mexico - her mother died not much later. In 1933, Frida Kahlo and Diego moved back to Mexico because Frida was homesick.
New York Gallery
In 1939 some of Frida Kahlo´s paintings got displayed in a gallery in New York.
Frida Kahlo was born:
Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo
was born in Mexico in 1907. With her parents and sisters she lived in the blue house (Casa Azul)in Mexico City.
Frida Kahlo´s Childhood:
As a child Frida Kahlo had Poliomyelitis.
Poliomylitis is a disease you can get if you are not
vaccinated against Poliomyelitis. From Poliomyelitis you get palsies and sometimes you do not grow properly. Frida had one leg that remained shorter than the other because of the disease. She could never walk very well again.
In the hospital:
After the accident Frida Kahlo had to spend a lot of time in the hospital (Henry Ford Hospital). She hated it to lie in bed all day. She could not do the exams to get the stipendium for university because she had to stay in the hospital. Because it was boring lying in bed the whole day, her dad built a stand over her bed - so that she could
draw while lying in bed. This is how Frida Kahlo became a painter!
Frida and Diego
Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera divorced in 1939.
In December 1940 Frida and Diego married
the second time.
Guillermo Kahlo, Frida Kahlo´s dad died in 1941.
1943 Frida Kahlo became an art teacher at an
art academy named ´La Esmeralda´. Later the academy named itself after Frida 'Los Fridos'.
In 1944, Frida Kahlo began to write a diary -
she also drew a lot into her diary.
During her whole life Frida Kahlo had to go back into the hospital often and had a lot of operations.
She was sad most of the time so her paintings
were sad too.
"The mask is crying. Or are it Frida Kahlo´s tears
that are sliding through the holes of the eyes"
In the Galeria de Arte Contemporaneo
in Mexico she had an exhibition where only
her work got displayed. The doctor did not allow Frida to attend the opening ceremony - she had to stay in her bed, he said.
So she convinced her sister to find people to carry her to the ceremony lying in her bed.
In 1946, Frida Kahlo got a National Mexican Prize. In 1950, Frida Kahlo got operated 7 times at
her spine. She also got a disease on her feet and had to stay in a wheel chair the whole time now.
Viva la Vida
Frida Kahlo drew her last picture ´Viva La Vida`
on the 13 of July. At the age of 47 Frida kahlo died
inside the blue house.
Frida Kahlo drew a lot
about her life and her feelings,
her pictures tell stories about
her and her life time. Frida Kahlo uses loads of
different types of colours
in her paintings.
Frida Kahlo always had to
wear a corset to keep her back
straight. On this picture she drew a pillar to represent her spine which was broken.
This is a picture that Diego Rivera drew. I chose it because I like how the colours are organized and I think it looks really realistic. It is called The Threshing Floor.
Dagmar Feghelm, Frida Kahlo Die Lebensgeschichte, Prestel 2010, ISBN 978-3-7913-7023-1
Guadelupo Rivera, Mexikanische Feste, Die Fiestas der Frida Kahlo, Kaleidoskop Buch, ISBN 3-88472-398-7
Frida Kahlo, Ein Fest der Farben, ISBN 978-3-00-030704-1
This is Frida
thinking about Diego.
This is a portrait Frida
Kahlo drew of her dad, he was a
photographer. She often drew
portraits of people.
A presentation by: Lucia Carai 6c
Here Frida drew her
self twice, once sad
and angry and once happy
I imagined I would have
to lie in the hospital for loads of
months and years.
"Don´t bury me I have been in that
position for to long, burn me"
Frida Kahlo said. So she got burned.
An her ashes got blown away.
So she got blown away...
"There have been two great accidents in my life. One was the trolley, and the other was Diego. Diego was by far the worst."she said after they devorced.
"Feet, what do I need you for
when I have wings to fly?"
I think her paintings are really
percise they look really real.
Sometimes she scares me with her paintings, because she was so sad some of her paintings were sad and scary.