This Emmy-nominated feature film is an intimate and evocative journey into the hearts, minds and eyes of Georgia O’Keeffe, Emily Carr and Frida Kahlo - 3 of the 20th century’s most remarkable artists. The film uses the women’s own words, taken from their letters and diaries, to reveal 3 individual creative processes in all their subtle and fascinating variety.
Ages 15 to 17
Arts Education - Visual Arts
Health/Personal Development - Identity
Media Education - Popular Culture
Social Studies - Social History
Before screening the film, familiarize students with the essentials of early 20th-century painting styles such as Modernism, Cubism, Surrealism or Expressionism. Prepare slideshows of work by Georgia O’Keeffe, Emily Carr and Frida Khalo for study and comparison. After the film, discuss any common threads running through the three artists’ work, in terms of both style and message. Assign students to research how the artists’ work was received by the public and whether their gender impacted their reception.