The Magic of the Cities.

Zen promotes the rediscovery of the obvious, which is so often lost in its familiarity and simplicity. It sees the miraculous in the common and magic in our everyday surroundings. When we are not rushed, and our minds are unclouded by conceptualizations, a veil will sometimes drop, introducing the viewer to a world unseen since childhood. ~ John Greer

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Viva la Vida!

Exhibition at the San Francisco Atrium, Historic Center.

Frida Kahlo[1](July 6, 1907 – July 13, 1954) was a Mexican painter who is now the best-known artist Latin America has produced. She painted using a vibrantly colored style which was influenced by the indigenous culture of Mexico as well as European influences which include Realism, Symbolism, and Surrealism. Many of her works are self-portraits symbolically expressing her own pain. Kahlo was married to and influenced by the Mexican painter of murals Diego Rivera and shared his Communist views. Although she has long been recognized as an important painter, public awareness of her work has become more widespread since the 1970's. Her "Blue" house in Coyoacán, Mexico City is a popular museum, donated by Diego Rivera after her death in 1954. From Wiki.

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Anonymous said...

Looks like a cool exhibition; wish I could go to it! I saw her exhibition in London last year which was fantastic.

Miguel Villafuerte said...

Hola Carraol, que buen tour urbano por las calles de México me he dado, excelentes retoques. Saludos.

Tony said...

Hola Carrol, gracias por esas fotos que haces de tu pais...arquitectura.....cultura..... sociedad......porque nos enseñas a nosotros los que estamos al otro lado de gran charco......España. Saludos coordiales Tony

Kate said...

The Walker Art Institute in Minneapolis, MN is going to have an exhibit of her work in late October and I can't wait!!