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The Met Frida Kahlo: She Painted Her World in Self-Portraits

The Met Frida Kahlo: She Painted Her World in Self-Portraits

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By Amy Guglielmo

See the world through Frida Kahlo's eyes and be inspired to produce your own masterpieces.

Have you ever wondered exactly what your favorite artists were looking at to make them draw, sculpt, or paint the way they did? In this charming illustrated series of books to keep and collect, created in full collaboration with The Metropolitan Museum of Art, you can see what they saw, and be inspired to create your own artworks, too. In What the Artist Saw: Frida Kahlo, meet the famous Mexican painter. Learn all about how she experimented with different ways of painting herself, and how she channeled her experiences into her art. Have a go at producing your own self portrait!

In this series, follow the artists' stories and find intriguing facts about their environments and key masterpieces. Then see what you can see and make your own art. Take a closer look at landscapes, or even yourself, with Vincent van Gogh. Try crafting a story in fabric like Faith Ringgold, or carve a woodblock print at home with Hokusai. Every book in this series is one to treasure and keep - perfect for budding young artists to explore exhibitions with, then continue their own artistic journeys.

© The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Hardcover / Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Art / Painting / Techniques

Ages 7 to 9, Grades 2 to 4
0.4" H x 10.2" L x 7.8" W (0.7 lbs) 56 pages
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