Frida Kahlo: The Artist who Painted Herself

Frida Kahlo: The Artist who Painted Herself


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Frida Kahlo, The Artist Who Painted Herself (Smart About the Art Series) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
hvachetta on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In this fictionalized account of the artist's life, the events are viewed from a child's perspective, and shown through both words and drawings. The framing device is interesting, and is something that is not seen very often in biographical works. It works to help children better understand Frida Kahlo, and they may find that they relate to things more this way. This book would be most effective used in a lesson about self-portraits in art. It would also be appropriate to give to girls looking for something inspiring.
kclopez on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Frida Kahlo: The Artist Who Painted Herself, is a book where a young student is writing a report on Frida Kahlo. The book is written in relation to some of Frida Kahlo's most famous paintings. This is a great book to have as an option for a class who may be learning about biographies. This is an easy book to read and understand because it is written as if a student had written the book themselves.
IEliasson on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Margaret Frith¿s Frida Kahlo: the artist who painted herself by Frieda Fry (ages 6-10), is a fictionalized biography written from the point of view of a student who is writing a school report about Kahlo because of their shared first name. Even the colorful illustrations by Tomie DePaola are fictionalized, in that they are described as being ¿created¿ by Frieda Fry¿s little brother imagining Kahlo¿s life. Other illustrations include reproductions of Kahlo¿s paintings and archival photographs. Frieda¿s ¿report¿ tells about Kahlo and her life from a kid¿s perspective, emphasizing the events in her life most relevant to the experiences and interests of children, such as Kahlo being teased as a child because of her shrunken leg, her love of animals and pets, and the two years Kahlo stayed in bed recuperating from her life altering bus accident No mention is made of Kahlo¿s politics or her marriage problems, which for the intended audience is entirely appropriate. The narrative device of the student Frieda works well for the intended audience, because it tells the life story of Kahlo from a ¿peer¿s¿ point of view. Kahlo is an inspirational artist whose perseverance and tenacity in her paintings and her life will expand children¿s horizons and especially inspire girls to conquer barriers to their dreams.
barbaracat More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this book to children and adults too. Our family are huge Tomie dePaola fans. Frida Kahlo is one of my favorite artists. I have seen her exhibit many times and noticed this book, which sold out instantly. I went to my favorite website, and there it was. My daughter loves the book and so do I!