This half term, Year 3 have been learning about the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and how she incorporated aspects of her identity into her self-portraits. We noticed in particular her exaggerated features, like her eyebrows, and talked about how Kahlo was proud of her features and wanted to draw attention to them in her portraits. We also talked about the bold colours and eye-catching backgrounds she created for her paintings. The children used her work as inspiration for their own portraits and tried to incorporate aspects of their own personality into their self-portraits.
Did you know – Frida Kahlo began painting whilst she was in hospital for 9 months recovering from a bus accident? She had an easel specially made so that she could access it from her hospital bed and so began her journey into one of the most famous artists in the world.