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Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera
Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera

Their Lives and Ideas, 24 Activities

9 & up

For Kids series

JUVENILE NONFICTION

160 Pages, 11 x 8 1/2

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, Mobipocket, PDF

Trade Paper, $17.95 (US $17.95) (CA $25.95)

Publication Date: August 2005

ISBN 9781556525698

Rights: WOR

Chicago Review Press (Aug 2005)

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Overview

Children will find artistic inspiration as they learn about iconic artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera in these imaginative and colorful activities. The art and ideas of Kahlo and Rivera are explored through projects that include painting a self-portrait Kahlo-style, creating a mural with a social message like Rivera, making a Day of the Dead ofrenda, and crafting an Olmec head carving. 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 websites complete this cross-cultural art experience.

Reviews

"I felt Frida Kahlo's strength and drive in this book. She always dared to be herself, and it takes a lot of courage, especially for a woman, to break the rules . . . . I learned a lot." —Elna Climent, painter

"A charming introduction . . . will provide hours of quiet fun." —The Virginian-Pilot

"A good catch for anyone interested in the art of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo." —Kliatt

"Beautiful." —Nashville Parent

"Richly illustrated." —Children's Literature

"An inviting and educational journey." —BC Parent

"This creative, colorful book is healthy inspiration for young artists." —Metro Parent

"The well-written and interesting text is made even livelier with a colorful, appealing layout." —VOYA

Author Biography

Carol Sabbeth presents art workshops to children and teachers throughout the United States. She also impersonates famous female artists in storytelling performances to bring their artistry to life. She teaches at the American School of Paris's summer program, and is the author of Crayons and Computers, Kids' Computer Creations, and Monet and the Impressionists for Kids.