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Viva La Vida

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Artist:

Grades: K – 1

Medium: Colored Pencil, Crayon

Vivid colors and delicious fruit – what more could you ask for? Painted in her last few months of life, Mexican artist Frida Kahlo used watermelons, a popular symbol of the Day of the Dead celebration, as the subject matter for this artwork. She even named it Viva la Vida (1954) translates to “Live Life.”  Create your own celebration of life with this lesson!

Art Techniques:

burnishing, stippling, highlights

Art Standards:

Kindergarten: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.5, 2.6, 4.1, 5.1

1st Grade: 1.3, 2.1, 2.4, 2.6

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