I went to the SF-MOMA for a Frida Kahlo exhibit
I forget how striking Kahlo is in real life - I love how powerful/ strong/ brave she seems, all from a simple photograph
Her honesty with expression is so impressive to me - especially since she's consistent about it throughout her career even as her life gets more and more tumultuous
Frida with her husband Diego Rivera. When the two of them met and married Rivera was one of the most well known artists in Mexico and Frida was an just an unknown aspiring painter.
A lot of the work that Frida does is hard to read because in some ways she's very traditional and others she ironic and cynical. In this portrait of her and her husband he is shown as dominant, larger, and even stand a step in front of his wife. Frida almost looks like a child with her nonchalant meek figure.
8 years into their marraige Frida finds out that her husband has been having an affair with her younger sister. Some how they reconsile and make up but then eventually get divorsed. THEN later get remarried.
Watching the progression of her work along with the story of her life is the most interesting part about her work for me. They tell so much about one another.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
How strangely unaffected Bob Dylan is in this video. I can't think of a musician today capable making a music video any less reticent than he seems here. I'm sure they exist, but they're most likely not main stream. He acts like he'll be edited out or something.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
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Sunday, September 7, 2008
Time to put clothes back on after a lovely lovely summer in as little as possible - if only I could make that happen in some of these I think I could be talked into it . . .
I want this "boyfriend" sweater to replace the cashmere one I got on sale at jcrew, completely wore out, and then got an oil stain on it, yes an oil stain
I've seen something like these in some tacky trendy ways (like with these heels, sorry), but I do love a kick ass pair of broken in jeans and everyone needs some to be American
gosh, what can I say I love these - a little boyish, a little civil warish, and yes for what ever reason that means I love it