Saturday, March 6, 2010

Artists From a Different Era

We are in the midst of wrapping up our film. We've discovered all sorts of new things about Frida Kahlo and different aspects of her life which inspired her more that others. She painted the way she saw the world and some people considered her a Surrealist painter. She never considered herself one because her paintings made complete sense to her.

We are hoping to discover more of how artists get their inspiration and the different styles of art that pass through different art movements.

This week we are going to learn about "Artists From a Different Era"

Frida Kahlo - A Surrealist Painter?

We will begin to discover the world of Frida Kahlo. You've either heard of her or you haven't. You like her artwork or you don't...but once you discover her fascinating life and extreme misfortunes, you'll uncover a whole new outlook on her paintings. We will learn to deepen our wonder of why a painting looks the way it does. And where an artist gets their inspiration. As we tap into Frida's history, we will also begin to discover other painters and artists ourselves.
This is the beginning of our Art History Unit.