The Diary of Frida Kahlo: An Intimate Self-portrait Fun Activities

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Jewelry

Carlos Fuentes describes Frida's jewelry before any other description of the artist. Create an image of what you think her jewelry might have looked like. You may just wish to sketch this, but it is also possible to create a three dimensional model of what this might have looked like.

Comparisons

Carlos Fuentes compares Frida to Aztec godesses, the Lady of Elche ("the Spanish Earth Mother"), and "a broken Cleopatra". Sarah M. Lowe compares her to Rembrandt and Van Gogh. If you were to compare Frida to someone alive today, who would you compare her to and why?

Spills

Lowe writes that Frida intentionally spilled ink on the page, and then teased out an image. This, along with the free association of words, was a favorite Surrealist technique. Try these two techniques yourself. Do you believe that they might be useful techniques in accessing the subconscious and...

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