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Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera for Kids
Children learn about the great Mexican artists, surrealist Frida Kahlo and muralist Diego Rivera, with this imaginative and colorful book. Vibrant illustrations throughout the book include Rivera's murals and paintings, Kahlo's dreamscapes and self-portraits, pre-Columbian art and Mexican folk art, as well as many photographs of the two artists.
Children will learn that art is more than just pretty pictures; it can be a way to express the artist's innermost feelings, a source of everyday joy and fun, an outlet for political ideas, and an expression of hope for a better world. Sidebars will introduce children to other Mexican artists and other notable female artists. A time line, listings of art museums and places where Kahlo and Rivera's art can be viewed, and a list of relevant web sites complete this cross-cultural art experience.
Included are activities such as:
...and many more inventive, child-centered activities.
- Painting a self-portrait Kahlo-style
- Creating a mural with a social message like Rivera
- Making a Day of the Dead ofrenda
- Crafting an Olmec head carving
- Printmaking in the style of Jose Posada
- Making tin art greeting cards
Good companion books for studying the work of Rivera and Kahlo:
Mexican Folk Art
Madonnas of Mexico
Color Book of Incas, Aztecs and Mayas
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This excellent book makes learning about Kahlo, Rivera, Mexican art and surrealism a fun and creative process. For students ages 8 and up....148 pages beautifully illustrated.