Warm-Up:

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.' 

In-Class:

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

Homework:

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.