For this project, my Frida was Salvador Dali. In this project, we began by studying the life of Frida Khalo by reading a short book about her life in Spanish. After this, we were able to choose our own Frida to study and make a painting of them in the style of a Frida Kahlo painting also of our own choosing. Along with the paintings we make we were tasked with writing a short artist statement in Spanish about the brief history of our Fridas life and how our paintings connect to her originals.
I think that Frida Kahlo Painted so many autobiographical pictures of herself because it was a way of expressing her pain and feelings. Through her artwork she could tell a story her words were not capable of.
I think that my picture of my Frida came out pretty well, I was fairly proud of the outcome of what it looked like.
I don't think that my image came out the way I was planning on it to. At the beginning I was planning on doing a background with no plants. I also wasn't planning on making his face black and white and only the background colorful, along with this I wasn't expecting to add a necklace to him however in the end I decided to in order to make it look more like the Frida portrait I was basing it off of.
Now that I know more about Frida Kahlo and her life I have a much deeper appreciation and understanding to all of the paintings she created. Throughout her life she experienced a lot of emotional and physical trauma that shows through in many of her paintings. I have a better grasp on the history of her life and how that correlated to the paintings she created.
Chapter 6 of El Nuevo Houdini
For this project we were given the task of making a video of a certain chapter in the all Spanish book we were reading. The book was in all Spanish and it was called El Nuevo Houdini, it was about a kid named Brandon and while his mom and dad are out of town he takes his dad's car attempting to impress his crush. Through the chapter he lies to his grandma about his where a-bouts so he can drive the car. He makes many plans with his crush (Jamie). At the end of the chapter another car crashed into his dads car and this lead to him needing to fix it along with many other damages to the car.