Frida Kahlo

Firefly Art

Frida Kahlo

Fantastic Friday wishes, Firefly fans! This week, Firefly Art took an exciting look at the extraordinary self-portraits of famed artist Frida Kahlo!

Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) was a Mexican painter best known for her often surreal self-portraits. Kahlo's life began and ended in Mexico City, in her home known as the Blue House. While not widely acclaimed until decades after her death, 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.

Our Firefly Artists took this opportunity to make a portrait of Frida as tribute to her work, which often featured Kahlo's own image. A self-portrait, we learned, is an expressive way to communicate an artist's feelings and identity to the viewer by depicting the artist's own face. Our Firefly Artists certainly had fun using oil pastels to create colorful faces: we saw a wide range of expressions and colors on all of this week's powerful portraits!

Thank you for registering your little artist to join us for such fun artistic discovery! Join us again next time, where we'll take a very exciting artistic adventure north!