Frida Kahlo (Magdelena Carmen Frida y Calderon). She is an artist from the 20th century who was born in 1907 on July 7th on the outskirts of Mexico and often “dressed like a boy”. At six she was diagnosed with polio in her right leg. Later in college at 18, she was involved in a bus accident which caused a handrail to fly through her lower stomach and back; she also broke her leg and collarbone. It also crushed her foot and dislocated her shoulder. During this time in her life when she became serious about painting. She put a mirror above her bed so she could paint herself though she studied to be a doctor. Later on Frida got married to Diego Rivera. She was 18 and her husband Diego who was a famous painter was 36 years old. After Diego and Frida got married, they later divorced in 1939 and then remarried again. Her mother described the marriage as “the marriage between a dove and and an elephant” so she did not attend the wedding. Frida’s art is considered surrealistic but Frida Kahlo did not like this title. She is considered this because she sneaks in little bits of her life which is called symbolism. She once said “I paint self portraits because I am so often alone”. She painted 55 self portraits and 143 regular paintings. Some of her paintings were called, Life in Full Bloom, Diego and I, and Self Portrait With Monkey. She had a dog named Xolot which she very close to, two spider monkeys Fulang Chang and Caimito de guayabal, a parrot Gertrudis Caca Blanco, Bonito the parrot, Grani the fawn, parakeets, makaws, hens and sparrows. Frida lived in a house called casa de azul (AKA the house of blue) until her death in 1954 at age 47.
Hi. My name is Ada and I am in the Hope Valley High-C. I wanted to study Frida because I like to make art. Also, my mom went to her house in Mexico City, Casa de Azul. I also like dogs, basketball, writing, dancing, lacrosse and karate. I love to take notes at home and at school and I read A LOT.
I am Aila. I am in the High-C group from the Hope Valley School. I chose to reaserch Peter because our school is already learning about him so I decided I could learn more. I like cats, playing the fiddle, and doing ballet, tap, jazz, and lyrical.
Hello my name is Sophie, I am nine and a very silly person. I like to sing and dance but only with people who I am comfortable with. Having four close friends and many other friends and being able to play softball and guitar, I think I have a very good life. I have a mom, dad, and me to care for and to love.