Frida Kahlo is well-known for her self-portraits.

In her published diary, she writes, 'Of my face I like the eyebrows and eyes. Aside from that I like nothing. My head is too small. My breasts and genitals are average. Of the opposite sex, I have the moustache and in general the face.' 


Take notes as we view this segment (00:00 -- 25:40) and bear these questions in mind as you watch:

  • What aspects of Frida's life influenced her art?
  • Which of those aspects could serve as research topics for further analysis of her work (i.e., possible symposium projects)?

The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo


Read the first half of Chapter 5, pp 83-93. Go through it several times as we will have a reading quiz on Thursday. Email questions between then and now if you have them.