Frida Kahlo: The Artist in the Blue House

Product Description: This book introduces children to the themes that infused Kahlo's vibrant paintings, while demonstrating her brilliant gift for combining life and art. Monkeys, trees, deer, family members, friends, flowers, tears and wheelchairs — Frida Kahlo's use of symbolism and color wonderfully lends itself to teaching children about the artistic process. What was the artist thinking? Why is Frida's head smaller than Diego's? Was she happy when she painted this picture, or was she sad? These are some of the questions children are encouraged to ponder as they learn about her life, career, and important relationships.

Age Level: 9-12
Publisher: Prestel Publishing