Frida Kahlo: The Artist in the Blue House (Adventure In Art Series)

Frida Kahlo: The Artist in the Blue House (Adventure In Art Series)

by Magdalena Holzhey
     
 

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This fascinating look into the world of Mexico's most famous female artist introduces children to the themes that infused Kahlo's vibrant paintings, while demonstrating her brilliant gift for combining life and art. Monkeys, trees, deer, family members, friends, flowers, tears and wheelchairs-Frida Kahlo's use of symbolism and color wonderfully lends itself to…  See more details below

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This fascinating look into the world of Mexico's most famous female artist introduces children to the themes that infused Kahlo's vibrant paintings, while demonstrating her brilliant gift for combining life and art. Monkeys, trees, deer, family members, friends, flowers, tears and wheelchairs-Frida Kahlo's use of symbolism and color wonderfully lends itself to teaching children about the artistic process. What was the artist thinking? Why is Frida's head smaller than Diego's? Was she happy when she painted this picture, or was she sad? These are some of the questions children are encouraged to ponder as they learn about her life, career and important relationships. An engaging text and gorgeous reproductions call attention to Kahlo's use of bold color and natural imagery, as well as her ingenious use of perspective, collage, and varying styles. Children will learn much about creative self-expression through this beautifully designed and insightful adventure in art.

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Gr 3-6-One part biography, two parts art appreciation, these fine introductions to the lives and works of these artists deserve to find a wide audience. The authors deftly handle the details of their subjects' lives, highlighting relevant details-Kahlo's fierce cultural pride, and the terrible bus accident that haunted her life; Hopper's preference for useful buildings like lighthouses-to shed light on the artists' choices of subject, palette, and technique. The combination of beautiful, full-color reproductions (there are more than 40 photographs, sketches, and paintings in each book) and sprightly, informative prose will inspire young readers to think about the paintings. One imagines museum-bound parents, inventive art teachers, and report-writing students reaching for these appealing books again and again.-Sophie R. Brookover, Mount Laurel Library, NJ Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783791328638
Publisher:
Prestel Publishing
Publication date:
03/28/2003
Series:
Adventures in Art Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
30
Sales rank:
750,703
Product dimensions:
9.60(w) x 11.34(h) x 0.36(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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