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Review the material about Frida Kahlo in Chapter 4, part 2. In her many self-portraits, Kahlo often incorporated iconography and imagery that reflected different aspects of her life experience and culture.
In 1939, Frida made this painting, called The Two Fridas. What do you see in this self-portrait? Try exploring the internet for sources about this painting and write about it and/or the biography of Frida Kahlo.
Or can you find other artworks by Frida that express her cultural or ethnic identity? Frida Kahlo liked to make reference to Mexican folk arts (traditional arts). Can you identify iconography in her paintings that represent Mexican culture or heritage?
During her lifetime, her husband Diego Rivera was much more famous. In our time, Kahlo has become much more of a cultural icon. Why do you think that is?If you have the time, you might want to watch the 2002 biographical film, Frida, starring Salma Hayek as Frida Kahlo and Alfred Molina as Diego