Saturday Lecture: The Life and Art of Frida Kahlo

Ref: C2420026

The group of self-portraits Kahlo created arguably forms the core of her art. With each of these intimate yet powerful works she relentlessly questioned and staged her identity. She did so both from a personal perspective (her physical suffering, her marriage to Diego Rivera) and from a more political one (the conflict between her European and pre-Hispanic roots). In this lecture we will explore the symbolism and aesthetic of these self-portraits.

Course aim

This lectures explores the symbolism and aesthetic of Frida Kahlo's self-portraits.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Recount the main events of Frida Kahlo's life
  • Analyse her self-portraits
  • Discuss Frida Kahlo's originality in comparison with other artists' self-portraits

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

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Saturday Lecture: The Life and Art of Frida Kahlo

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