Frida Kahlo Mexico Art Artist Naive Primitive Painter ~ 143 slides
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This is a complete, highly visual powerpoint presentation about artist Frida Kahlo. There are 16 actual slides in the preview. Download them to see if the show will suit you. There are also four thumbnail views on this listing.
EXCERPT FROM PRESENTATION:
OVERVIEW IN BULLET POINTS:
~ Frida Kahlo was born in Mexico in 1907 to a Hungarian-Jewish father and a Spanish-Mexican Indian mother.
~ She was a enrolled in a pre-med program in Mexico City when she was in a terrible traffic collision. She was riding in a trolley. She was only 18.
~ Her spine, collarbone and ribs were fractured. Her pelvis was shattered. She also had shoulder and foot injuries.
~ She underwent more than 30 operations throughout her life as a result.
~ It was during her convalescence that she began to paint.
~ Her paintings were mostly self-portraits and still lifes.
~ Her style was naïve plus replete with Mexican folk art.
~ At 22, she married Diego Rivera, a famous Mexican artist. He was 20 years her senior.
~ Kahlo and Rivera had a very stormy yet passionate relationship.
~ There were infidelities on both sides. Rivera was straight whereas Kahlo was bisexual.
~ Kahlo said, "I suffered two grave accidents in my life. One in which a streetcar knocked me down and the other was Diego."
EXCERPT ABOUT HUSBAND DIEGO RIVERA:
At the time of Kahlo’s death, her American obituary listed her as Rivera’s wife and made no mention of her own art work. Few people knew her by her own identity. Her work was “discovered” a few decades after her death. She became hugely popular in America, eclipsing Rivera.
Rivera’s major problem was that he was an incorrigible philanderer. When he consulted a doctor about it in 1929, the doctor advised him that he was, ”unfit for monogamy.”
The major advantage to marrying Rivera was financial. Kahlo’s disastrous health condition put her family into extreme debt. Rivera paid all of those bills and her family was restored to the middle class. She was wildly passionate about him. She said that he was, “my child, my lover, my universe.” Kahlo’s body was too shattered to make it through a full term pregnancy so Diego was her only “child.”