SPEECH TITLE: The Life behind the Paintings of Frida Kahlo
SPECIFIC PURPOSE: The purpose of my speech is to inform my audience about the life of the famous artist Frida Kahlo.
THESIS STATEMENT/CENTRAL IDEA: Even those who do not know about her have heard of her name because her painting have traveled throughout generations and as an artist who would always put a piece of her emotions on canvas, Frida Kahlo’s paintings will continue to be remembered.
1. ATTENTION GRABBER: All of you have heard of the artist Frida Kahlo, or some of you may know her as the woman with the wicked uni-brow. But, she is much more than that; she has become an icon of female creativity.
2. CLEARLY REVEAL THE TOPIC: By learning abut Frida Kahlo’s life,…show more content… WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO MY AUDIENCE?: Frida Kahlo is an important figure not only in the Latino community but in the artist community overall.
4. ESTABLISH CREDIBILITY: As a graphic design major, I have taken many art classes and have studied many artists, but the one that has greatly interested me has not only been because of her paintings but of her personal story as well has been Frida Kahlo.
5. PREVIEW OF MAIN POINTS: By the end of my speech all of you will have a better understanding of Frida’s paintings, especially the self-portraits, where she displays: her physical condition, her inability to have children, her philosophy of nature and life and most of all, her complicated relationship with Diego…show more content… She once stated, “I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best.” (Bio.com)
B. Meeting Diego Rivera
1. At the age of 22, Frida married 44-year-old Diego Rivera whom was impressed with her paintings and her character.
2. She once stated “There have been two great accidents in my life. One was the train the other was Diego. Diego was by far the worst.” (Bio.com)
C. Inability to have children
1. In her lifetime, she had two abortions and one miscarriage because of her pelvis fracture while being married to Diego
2. She desperately wanted a child but Diego did not because his painting commissions obligated them to travel around the majority of the time. (Bio.com)
TRANSITIONAL SENTENCE: Now I will discuss some paintings that reflect her inability to have children, and relationship with Diego.
II. MAIN POINT: Self-portrait with thorn necklace
A. Divorce with Diego Source cite: My notes/Lecture notes
1. In 1940 Frida divorced Diego and painted this portrait
2. The thorns going into her neck are symbolic of the pain she still feels over her divorce from Diego. Hanging from the thorny necklace is a dead hummingbird whose outstretched wings echo Frida's joined eyebrows. In Mexican folk tradition, dead hummingbirds were used as charms to bring luck in