Monday, September 16, 2013

Meet Frida Kahlo

During this project the classes CM2 and 6ième studied the life and works
 of the famous Mexican painter Frida Kahlo.
 In class we analyzed her painting.
 "Auto portrait on the border between Mexico and United States".
Frida did this painting while she waited for her husband Rivera to finish his mural in Detroit. During this time she had to be hospitalized. She felt very alone and isolated from reality. This painting is an expression of how Kahlo saw her situation stuck in a space disconnected from her ancient homeland.
In class we talked about how art could be used to "journal" about things going on in your life.
In these paintings, students represented the most important things
 that happened to them during the past summer. 
 Make sure to check out the children's art in the hallway.