One of Mexico’s greatest artists, Frida Kahlo was born on July 6, 1907, in Coyocoán, Mexico City, Mexico. Frida Kahlo began painting after she was severely injured in a bus accident in 1925.
Frida Kahlo is best known for her surrealist imagery and her self-portraits that express the pain, loss and tragedy in her life. Frida’s art dramatises the pain in her life while cultivating an image as a bold survivor.
Frida Kahlo loved pets which is evident in her self-portraits with monkeys, birds, cats and other animals.
Students were inspired by her painting, Self Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird. They used collage, oil pastels, watercolours and acrylic paint to create their paintings.