¡Feliz Cumpleaños a Frida Kahlo!

Spanglishbaby shared via latinamom.me a post a few days ago quotes from the famous mexican painter, Frida Kahlo.

As soon as I read the post, I wanted to share pictures that I took when visiting her Casa Azul, in Mexico City, with my students a few months ago.

I was very impressed at how my young students reacted to some of her paintings. Some of her paintings are difficult to see with children, since they portray her physical pain and her sadness about not being able to be a mother.  Surprisingly what they all felt from looking at these paintings was empathy and the courage of Frida to keep painting and living life. I hope that they all know that courage will keep them fighting for what they believe and what it means to be alive just as Kahlo did. This was a great opportunity to teach not only art history but life lessons.

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¡Gracias Frida Kahlo!

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