Little Stories of Great Women Artists is an original project of playful and educational animated videos for children from the age of 7 and older.The objective of each episode? To shed light on the life and work of a woman artist from the 19th or 20th century in a three-minutes video. Imagined by screenwriter Sophie Caron, each story conveys the originality of an artist’s approach, their importance within an artistic movement, certain significant biographical stories, as well as difficulties that the artist may have encountered in her practice.
In a landscape where children’s publications and activities about art privilege male artists, this new and unique project intends for younger audiences to be able to identify important figures beyond all gender stereotypes. Through the discovery of these women artists, we hope to invite as many people as possible to discover the emotion that art can bring.
This new episode takes us to Mexico City to delve into Frida Kahlo’s work, much of which was produced in her home, with the artist herself as the main subject. “I paint self-portraits because I am often alone, because I am the person I know best”. The numerous self-portraits in which she evokes her personal reality have contributed to elevating this artist to a mythical stature — her face being known to all.
This project is made possible by the support of the Délégation à la transmission, aux territoires et à la démocratie culturelle of the Ministry of Culture, and the Fondation ENGIE.
Coordination : Mathilde de Croix with the AWARE team.
Screenwriter: Sophie Caron.
Illustrator: Louise Nelson.
Post-production: Waya Productions.
Editor: Maggali Baraban.
Voice: Melha Mammeri Bossard.