Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera: Their Lives and Ideas, 24 Activities

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Chicago Review Press, 2005 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 160 pages
Children will find artistic inspiration as they learn about iconic artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera in these imaginative and colorful activities. The art and ideas of Kahlo and Rivera are explored through projects that include painting a self-portrait Kahlo-style, creating a mural with a social message like Rivera, making a Day of the Dead ofrenda , and crafting an Olmec head carving. Vibrant illustrations throughout the book include Rivera's murals and paintings, Kahlo's dreamscapes and self-portraits, pre-Columbian art and Mexican folk art, as well as many photographs of the two artists. Children will learn that art is more than just pretty pictures; it can be a way to express the artist's innermost feelings, a source of everyday joy and fun, an outlet for political ideas, and an expression of hope for a better world. Sidebars will introduce children to other Mexican artists and other notable female artists. A time line, listings of art museums and places where Kahlo and Rivera's art can be viewed, and a list of relevant websites complete this cross-cultural art experience.
 

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Contents

1 Diego Rivera The Fiesta Begins
1
2 Frida Kahlo Bright and Full of Mischief
15
3 Riveras Ideas
27
4 Mexico Marriage and the United States
39
5 From Detroit to Disaster and Beyond
55
6 Kahlos Fame
73
7 An Unhappy Homecoming
85
8 The Art of Mexicos Past
93
10 The Final Years
119
11 The Legacy of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera
131
Glossary
138
Bibliography
140
Image Credits
141
Map of Mexico
144
Index
145
Back Cover
149

9 Folk Art and Fiestas
107

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About the author (2005)

Carol Sabbeth is a long-time art educator and currently teaches art workshops for children. She lives in Denver, Colorado.

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