In the Mi Frida project, we researched who Frida Kahlo was and read a biography about her life. After this, we picked someone who went through a struggle in life and painted them with one of Frida's paintings as inspiration. Finally, we wrote artist statements about the person we chose including where they were born, what they liked, and how they died. This project helped us gain skills in using past tense conjugations while writing, reading, and speaking Spanish.
My Inspiration Photo:
My Final Painting:
Frida Kahlo might have painted so many paintings of herself because she was going through so many challenges in her life. Since being in her accident, Frida took to art as her outlet and because of that maybe she wanted to show what she was going through as well as what her ideals were instead. In some of the paintings, Frida did not show her injuries or hardships in her life, but outlined something she loved. While others dove into the things in her life that where challenges for her and aspects that made her sad. Frida painted so much of herself because painting was one of the only outlets she had to grieve and imagine freely. In terms of my own Frida painting, I think there were aspects that I included that made the two similar. For this project, I studied Mary Anning who was a paleontologist. She mostly studied marine animals and so that is what I decided to include instead of the monkey. Because she was interested in the marine fossils, instead of leafs, I painted waves in the background. I tried to keep the portrait similar when it came to positioning Mary and what her emotion was, but this could have been refined more. Before this project, I didn't really know a lot about Frida and her work. But learning about her life and now looking back at her artwork, I am glad we did this project. The meaning behind her pieces are so interesting to me and I would love to learn more and visit some of her paintings in person.