Friday, November 27, 2009

Frida: Frida Kahlo

This movie is just great and Kahlo is one of my favorite painters. We often talk about her and art in general in our classes, so I developed this ativity, which my students enjoyed and learned a lot.


A. Work in groups of three students. Answer the following quiz about the great painter Frida Kahlo. The group that score more points is the winner.


1. Frida was _______.



a. Spanish



b. Colombian


c. Cuban


d. Mexican




2. Frida was a survivor of ______.




a. polio



b. malaria



c. cancer



d. Spanish influenza





3. She was born in




a. 1897



b. 1907



c. 1917



d. 1927





4. She was married to a famous painter



a. Pablo Picasso


b. Salvador Dali


c. Juan Miró


d. Diego Rivera




5. At the age of 18, she was seriously injured in a ________.



a. bus accident


b. fall in the bathroom


c. fight with her husband


d. fall from the stairs


Answers: 1 d, 2 a, 3 b, 4 d, 5 a


B. Look at the painting below. Talk to a partner and make guesses:















1. Who is the character in the painting?



2. Why is she wearing those clothes?



3. What was she feeling?



4. What happened before she painted it?



5. Why did she paint it?


Painting: Self-portrait with cropped hair - Frida Kahlo



C. Watch the segment and check if you were right.





video




D. Now repeat the process with this painting:
 















1. Who is the character in the painting?



2. Why is she wearing those clothes?



3. What was she feeling?



4. What happened before she painted it?



5. Why did she paint it?


Painting: The Broken Column - Frida Kahlo


E. Now watch the second segment and check if you were right.


video

4 comments:

  1. What an incredible lesson, Claudio! Thanks for sharing such empowering tips.
    Gladys

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  2. Thanks, Gladys. I'm glad you enjoyed it. See you.

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  3. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome lessons. This one is so inspiring. My students love Fridita, as they like to call her.

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  4. Thanks, Debbie. Fridita says thanks as well, I guess.

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