Chosen Arrangement Pattern: Frida Kahlo

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Chosen Arrangement Pattern: Topical, Chronological

I. Introduction: (hook, thesis topic, preview main points)
Frida Kahlo is my favorite artist ever since I visited the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. The painting I adored was called “self-portrait with cropped hair.” I stood in front of her painting for over an hour, trying to understand the story she is trying to tell. While mesmerizing the portrait, I searched on my phone the meaning behind the artwork. What I found behind the meaning of this painting really left me in shock. Her message that she was trying to send us is about feminism, what is the definition of beauty, and the question of the woman’s place in the world. Her identity as an individual grasped my complete attention, where she was quite different from
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Claims/descriptions/supporting info:
“I paint self-portraits because I am the person I know best. I paint my own reality. The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to and I paint whatever passes through my head without any consideration." Her artwork is a biography of her life, encompassing her emotions, her feelings, her pain, her hatred, her love, her guilt, her political beliefs, her family and much more.
• Evidence: Self-Portrait with cropped hair, 1940
A self-portrait of Frida Kahlo, sitting on a hair with a pair of scissors in hand, wearing a suit, while strands of long hair locks surrounding her. “Look if I loved you it was because of your hair. Now that you are without hair, I don’t love you anymore” Rivera declared.
She painted this self-portrait when Rivera had an affair with many women especially her sister. She was trying to fill the gap between gender roles, and trying to display her self-worth.
IV. Main Point:
Frida Kahlo used her misery, stress into fulfilling art pieces, and how she is a stronger person no matter how ill, and horrible her life seemed.

a. Claims/descriptions/supporting info: In order to understand her artwork, one must understand her

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