Frida Kahlo, one of the world's most famous and unusual artists is revered around the world. Her life was filled with laughter, love, and tragedy, all of which influenced what she painted on her canvases.
The 2015 Caldecott Honor winner Viva Frida by award-winning author-illustrator Yuyi Morales celebrates artist Frida Kahlo. It does not offer a biographical sketch but instead uses very few (bilingual) words -- often only one per two-page spread -- to zero in on her artistic impulse. She learns to "search," "see," "play," and "dream" and realizes that "I feel / And understand ... / that I love / And create / And so... / I live!"
Distinguished author/illustrator Yuyi Morales illuminates Frida's life and work in this elegant and fascinating book.
Readers of all ages will be caught immediately by the bewitchingly bright colors and detailed photographs. Morales makes her figures from steel, polymer clay and wool, and the illustrations come together with acrylic paint, digital manipulation and O’Meara’s dramatically angled photographs of the scenes. Vivid textures and high-saturation colors enthrall.
Explore a scavenger hunt inside the museum inspired by Viva Frida, create your own masterpiece in the Education Center and dance through the museum alongside the Flamenco performers!