Through listening and drawing, students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of proportion through the creation of a figure drawing.
Warm up: write a response to Frida Kahlo's artwork. What is the main theme? How does she portray herself in her portraits?
Charcoal demonstration, practice with the new medium in your sketchbook before starting on your final project.
Kahlo's life began and ended in Mexico City, in her home known as the Blue House. Her work has been celebrated in Mexico as emblematic of national and indigenous tradition and by feminists for its uncompromising depiction of the female experience and form.
Kahlo had a volatile marriage with the famous Mexican artist Diego Rivera. She suffered lifelong health problems, many caused by a traffic accident she survived as a teenager. Recovering from her injuries isolated her from other people, and this isolation influenced her works, many of which are self-portraits of one sort or another. Kahlo suggested, "I paint myself because I am so often alone and because I am the subject I know best."