Frida

Traté de ahogar mis penas… pero las condenadas aprendieron a nadar.

Frida Kahlo

Frida

Photo of Frida Kahlo via the Banco de México Fiduciario en el Fideicomiso relativo a los Museos Frida Kahlo y Diego Rivera

It isn’t unusual that I would have no knowledge of something that might prove interesting, so I knew nothing about this exhibit (we did find El Museo Soumaya so there was some consolation), but DANG!  Some of Frida Kahlo’s clothes are on display at the Museo Frida Kahlo in Mexico City until 22 November of this year.

To see an article about the woman, her clothes, her style, and the exhibit Appearances Can be Deceiving: The Dresses of Frida Kahlo click this link.

Roger Ebert

Others have written so eloquently about a good man.  You might want to read what Chaz Ebert wrote about her husband.

Ebert said of the movie Frida:

Biopics of artists are always difficult, because the connections between life and art always seem too easy and facile. The best ones lead us back to the work itself and inspire us to sympathize with its maker. Frida is jammed with incident and anecdote–this was a life that ended at 46 and yet made longer lives seem underfurnished.

From the movie Frida

Paloma Negra (literally “Black Pigeon”) performed by Chavela Vargas.

Tango scene from Frida

Elliott Goldenthal wrote Alcoba Azul (sung by Lila Downs) for the film. The film score won an Oscar in 2002.

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