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Events & classes

Become a Famous Painting

Where

Stay at Home

When

July 27 - August 14

Who

All Community Members

Become A Famous Painting
You don't have to leave your home to see - or even be - a work of art. We want you to recreate your favorite piece of art by using everyday items found around your home. You may be surprised what you can do with a few household items.

Recreate your piece of art, snap a photo, and email it to us at bellefontemuseum@gmail.com. We will share it on our social media platforms and via email collections.

Featured Artist - Frida Kahlo
Frida Kahlo had a difficult life. From her early years until her death, she suffered one physical ailment after another. Much of her discomfort was made worse by the problems she had as a result of an accident when she was young. Her life long partner, Diego Rivera, was both a blessing and a curse. Artistically the couple brought energy to each others art works but romantically, life was a bumpy road. Eventually they lived in separate houses connected by a walking bridge.

Describing Kahlo as a Surrealist is now generally accepted, but for years, the moniker was hotly argued. And even Kahlo did not see herself as a Surrealist. Fame came to Kahlo after her death. During most of her life her art was ignored or sidelined as unimportant folk art. The excitement brought by Diego Rivera's murals and the male dominance of the art world gave focus to Rivera. It was years after her death that critics and curators started realizing the genus of her art work as well as embracing the importance of cultural arts. The majority of Kahlo's work was autobiographical: Portraits of herself alone or in natural settings exploring identity, gender, class, race and politics. Kahlo's paintings mixed realism with fantasy and she is described as a painter in the post-revolutionary movement which sought to define a Mexican identity.