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What the Iconic Painting, “The Two Fridas,” Actually Tells Us About Frida Kahlo

I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality. —Frida Kahlo You may be forgiven for assuming you already know everything there is to know about Frida Kahlo. The subject of a high profile bio-pic, a bilingual opera, and numerous books for children and adults, her image is nearly as ubiquitous as Marilyn Monroe’s, though Frida exercised a great deal of control over hers by painting dozens of unsmiling self-portraits in which her unplucked unibrow and her traditional Tehuana garb feature...
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Conservative NY Times Columnist Remembers His Freewheeling, Sexually Confident, Multiply Married Modernist Painter Grandmother (Who Had Diego Rivera For A Lover)

Bret Stephens pays tribute to Annette Nancarrow (the composer Conlon was the third of her four husbands), a genteel, well-to-do Manhattan Jewish girl who ran off to Mexico City, became besties with Anaïs Nin, painted a mural alongside José Clemente Orozco, watched Diego and Frida fight, and judged Leon Trotsky’s clothes. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, Mexico City, Manhattan, Diego Rivera, Diego, Anais Nin, Bret Stephens, Leon Trotsky, Conlon, Frida, Jose Clemente Orozco, 03.21.20, Conservative NY Times, Annette Nancarrow

This Week in Photography: Re-discovering Marcel Sternberger

  “The very basis for the existence of human society has become corroded with brutality, doubt, cynicism and distortion of truth- and the end is not yet in sight.” -Albert Einstein   I’m the last guy you’d expect to defend Donald Trump, right? Of all the people you know, (if this counts as knowing me,) you’d never predict that I’d go the mat for old DJT, would you? Except it happened last week, and I was as shocked as you are. The conversation wasn’t even about politics, but a like-minded, simil...
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Mexican Muralists Changed the Course of 20th-Century American Art. A New Exhibit Explores Their Influence

Jackson Pollock’s best-known influences include European greats like Pablo Picasso and Joan Miró. But often overlooked is the artist’s time at New York’s Experimental Workshop, founded in 1936 by David Alfaro Siqueiros, who along with Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco made up “los tres grandes” who led the postrevolution Mexican muralism movement. Siqueiros founded the Workshop in New York City in 1936, guided by the philosophy that in order to make truly radical art, artists must ...
Tags: Art, Europe, New York, News, California, Mexico, New York City, Uncategorized, America, United States, Pablo Picasso, States, Museum of Modern Art, Detroit, Whitney, Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Wednesday’s Southern, City Section playoff basketball, soccer schedule

Support our high school sports coverage by becoming a digital subscriber. Subscribe now. Wednesday’s playoff schedule for CIF Southern and City Section. CIF SOUTHERN SECTION Girls basketball quarterfinals (Games at 7 p.m.) Open Division: Etiwanda at Sierra Canyon Division 1: Harvard-Westlake vs. Rolling Hills Prep at Harbor College; Chaminade at ML King Division 2AA: Fairmont Prep at Saugus Division 2A: Burroughs/Burbank at Whittier Christian; Oaks Christian at Bishop Amat Division 3AA: Lancas...
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The Mexican muralists who shaped modern American art

A new exhibition at the Whitney Museum demonstrates the "seismic influence" murals by Diego Rivera and other Mexican painters had on the development of post-war art in America.
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Rina Lazo, Who Assisted Diego Rivera And Became A Major Muralist In Her Own Right, Dead At 96

“Mexican muralism taught her the importance of expressing a political and social consciousness, but she softened the militancy that was common in the post-revolutionary era. In allegorical paintings, prints and murals with a subtle yet richly colorful palette, Ms. Lazo celebrated Mesoamerican cultures, especially the Maya, and the spiritual abundance of the natural world.” – The New York Times
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Citing Months Of Unpaid Wages, Workers At Mexico City’s Major Museums Walk Out

Staffers at the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura, the organization that oversees the Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Museo Mural Diego Rivera, and Museo Tamayo, shut down buildings and set up picket lines last Wednesday to protest up to seven months’ worth of missing paychecks. – Hyperallergic
Tags: Art, Mexico City, Visual, Diego Rivera, Museo Tamayo, 12.13.19, Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura, Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes Museo Mural

Art World & Art Industry

Diego Rivera's Detroit Industry murals Where is the love?...
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Discover Frida Kahlo’s Wildly-Illustrated Diary: It Chronicled the Last 10 Years of Her Life, and Then Got Locked Away for Decades

When we admire a famous artist from the past, we may wish to know everything about their lives—their private loves and hates, and the inner worlds to which they gave expression in canvases and sculptures. A biography may not be strictly necessary for the appreciation of an artist’s work. Maybe in some cases, knowing too much about an artist can make us see the autobiographical in everything they do. Frida Kahlo, on the other hand, fully invited such interpretation, and made knowing the facts of...
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22 of the Best Things to Do in Mexico City

Mexico City is often described in foreign media as unsafe and dirty. However, we found this unsavory reputation to be completely unwarranted. One of the best things to do in Mexico City is explore the San Angel Neighborhood Just like any major city around the world, there are areas that should be avoided, but you’ll quickly see that there is much more to Mexico City than the rumors will have you believe. CDMX, or Cuidad de Mexico , is full of unbeatable food, charming tree-shaded ...
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Unseen photos of Frida Kahlo by her lover to be auctioned

NEW YORK (AP) — Frida Kahlo with her head wrapped in bandages. Diego Rivera posing with a gas mask. Miguel Covarrubias at the beach. The photographs of the three Mexican painters and other works by Nickolas Muray, many of them never seen before, are going on sale this week in New York. The images, dating […]
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A Brief Animated Introduction to the Life and Work of Frida Kahlo

Reducing an artist’s work to their biography produces crude understanding. But in very many cases, life and work cannot be teased apart. This applies not only to Sylvia Plath and her contemporary confessional poets but also to James Joyce and Marcel Proust and writers they admired, like Dante and Cervantes. Such an artist too is Frida Kahlo, a practitioner of narrative self-portraits in a modernizing idiom that at the same time draws extensively on tradition. The literary nature of her a...
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These Are Frida Kahlo's Favorite Beauty Brands, and You're Probably Wearing Them

These days, you can spot Revlon products gracing the faces of everyone from Gal Gadot to Ashley Graham, but we bet you'd never guess one of the brand's historical fans. As The Guardian reports, none other than Mexican artist Frida Kahlo used the brand's products to fill in her famous unibrow during the mid-20th century. This news comes via an exhibition at London's V&A Museum that features more than 200 of Kahlo's possessions and beauty Instagram account, Estée Laundry sharing some close up im...
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Mexico’s Presidential Palace Had An Impressive Art Collection. Where Did It Go?

The official residence, known as Los Pinos, had been off-limits to the public ever since it was built in the 1930s, but new president Andrés Manuel López Obrador has opened it to the public. (He will live elsewhere.) But now that regular people can visit, the mansion’s art collection, including works by Diego Rivera and Rufino Tamayo, is nowhere to be seen. — The Art Newspaper
Tags: Art, Mexico, Visual, Diego Rivera, Los Pinos, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Rufino Tamayo, 12.21.18

Famous Artists and Their Pets

Having a companion can be inspirational as these artists attest. Here is an interesting list of Artists and their pets.   From Henri Matisse’s two cats, Minouche and Coussi, to more unique pets like Salvador Dalí’s ocelot, furry companions of all kinds have spurred the creativity of notable visual artists. Below is a list of some of the most prominent artist-pet relationships, and how each contributed to their body of work. Andy Warhol Pop artist Andy Warhol grew up with a love of cats and do...
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The Romanoffs Season 1 Episode 6 Recap

The Romanoffs Season 1 Episode 6 Recap Amazon’s The Romanoffs tells the stories of people who believe they are descendants of the Romanovs. Each episode tells a new story in a different part of the world. The Romanoffs season 1 episode 6 was about journalist Abel Erickson, and his investigation of a medical clinic in Mexico City that offered experimental treatments. Sugar Pill Abel arrived at the clinic as “Javier Morazan”. He faked having leukemia with purchased blood and help from a nurse...
Tags: Amazon, TV, Movies, Mexico, Amazon Prime, Mexico City, Victoria, Recap, NICK, TV Recap, Philip, Diego Rivera, Teotihuacan, Romanov, Abel, Lourdes

Ivy Mix’s New Cocktails at the Relaunched DIEGO Bar

Thoughtful concoctions from the lavish lobby bar at NYC's PUBLIC Hotel From the mind of the brilliant Ivy Mix, a brand new cocktail selection is now available at PUBLIC Hotel‘s sophisticated but cozy bar, DIEGO—which relaunches tonight. An LES favorite for over a year, the bar is named for artist Diego Rivera, and the new menu is partly inspired by the artist’s nomadic life and …
Tags: Design, NYC, Hotels, Alcohol, Bars, Drinking, Recipes, Cocktails, Les, Food + Drink, Diego Rivera, Diego, Bartenders, Ivy Mix, Public hotel, Cocktail Bars

10 things to know about Disneyland’s Day of the Dead celebrations

Disneyland has ramped up its celebration of Dia de Los Muertos – or Day of the Dead – in the wake of the success of last year’s hit movie on the subject, “Coco,” which features a small boy in search of his departed family. Dia de Los Muertos evolved from an ancient Mesoamerican tradition that celebrated the return of souls for one day from the underworld. Later, when Latin America was Catholicized, this tradition was tied to the calendar of the Nov. 2 Christian All Souls Day. These days, between...
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Frida Kahlo’s Passionate Love Letters to Diego Rivera

The truth young idealistic lovers learn: relationships are messy and complicated—filled with disappointments, misunderstandings, betrayals great and small. They fall apart easily and cannot be put together again. It’s easy to grow cynical and bitter. Yet, as James Baldwin famously wrote, “you think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read.” You read, that is, the life stories and letters of writers and artists who have experienced outsized r...
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Rare Photos of Frida Kahlo, Age 13-23

“Before they were famous” photos are a clickbait staple, especially if they reveal a heretofore unseen side of someone whose image is tightly controlled: The smoldering activist-actress-director as a gawky, open-faced sophomore, her hair moussed to the very limits of her modeling school test shots? The rising political star, pimple-faced and center-parted, posing with the other three members of his high school’s Dungeons and Dragons Club? What about evergreen art star Frida Kahlo? Though her h...
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Visit the Largest Collection of Frida Kahlo’s Work Ever Assembled: 800 Artifacts from 33 Museums, All Free Online

Some films achieve the rare feat of being both colorful escapist fantasy and artful means of reconnecting us with our imperiled humanity. Pixar’s wonderful, animated Coco is such a film, “an exploration of values,” writes Jia Tolentino at The New Yorker, “a story of a multigenerational matriarchy, rooted in the past—whereas real life, these days, feels like an atemporal, structureless nightmare ruled by men.” Central to its fictionalized celebration of Mexican culture and history is a hi...
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What to do in San Miguel de Allende

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may receive a small commission (at no extra cost to you!) if you purchase something through one of these links. Please check out my full disclosure policy for more details. Thank you for your support!    Fuchsia bougainvillea spilling over terracotta walls. Atmospheric cobblestone streets.  Church bells clanging in the distance. I could be in Spain or Tuscany, but this is much closer to home. What to do in San Miguel de Allen...
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Diego Rivera painting becomes highest-priced Latin American art

A painting by the Mexican artist Diego Rivera sold for a record-breaking $9.76 million this week. The painting, titled "The Rivals," became the highest-priced Latin American artwork in history, overtaking the previous record set by a work by Frida Kahlo, who was Rivera's wife.
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Diego Rivera painting beats Frida Kahlo's record

A painting by the Mexican artist fetched an unprecedented sum at auction beating his wife's record.
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'An exceptional sale': dazzling Rockefeller collection could fetch $1bn

Sprawling private collection of 1,600 of David Rockefeller’s items will go on auction at Christie’s – and could break recordsThere was a hushed sense of awe among the spectators perusing the nearly 1,600 items prepared for auction at Christie’s in Manhattan. Elderly New York society doyennes walked through the collection with private guides, stopping for a second to admire the Monets and Picassos, as tour groups crowded by the ornate porcelains and decorative arts, spanning centuries and contine...
Tags: Art, New York, US news, Culture, Art and design, Pablo Picasso, Rockefeller, Edward Hopper, Christie, Diego Rivera, Claude Monet, David Rockefeller, Georgia O'Keeffe, Manhattan Elderly New York

Artists Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera Visit Leon Trotsky in Mexico: Vintage Footage from 1938

Here's some very rare footage of the great Mexican painters Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo paying a visit to exiled Soviet revolutionary Leon Trotsky and his wife, Natalia Sedova, in Coyocoán, Mexico, in 1938. The Trotskys had arrived the year before, after Rivera petitioned the government of President Lázaro Cárdenas to grant the controversial Marxist leader and theorist sanctuary in Mexico. When the Trotskys arrived on a Norwegian oil tanker at the port city of Tampico in January of 1937...
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Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, March 19-26

The mural depicting Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, by Levi Ponce, on Van Nuys Boulevard. The Pacoima Neighborhood Council meets on March 21. (File photo by Ed Crisostomo/Los Angeles Daily News)   AARP Foundation tax help at Van Nuys Branch Library: First come, first served. Preference given to low-income and retirees. Check website for documents to bring. Free. Hours: 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday; noon-3:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. 6250 Sylmar Ave. 818-756-8453. Reseda...
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Frida Kahlo Used This Drugstore Brand to Enhance Her Famous Brows

These days, you can spot Revlon products gracing the faces of everyone from Gal Gadot to Ashley Graham, but we bet you'd never guess one of the brand's historical fans. As The Guardian reports, none other than Mexican artist Frida Kahlo used the brand's products to fill in her famous unibrow during the mid-20th century. This news comes via an exhibition at London's Victoria and Albert Museum that features more than 200 of Kahlo's possessions. These items were saved by the artist's husband Dieg...
Tags: London, Makeup, Beauty, Mexico City, Lipstick, Eyebrows, Victoria, Diego Rivera, Gal Gadot, Rivera, Albert Museum, Revlon, Frida Kahlo, Ashley Graham, Blue House, Kahlo

Frida Kahlo's intimate belongings go on display at the V&A

More than 200 items on show include artist’s makeup, clothes, jewellery – and a prosthetic legClothes, jewellery, makeup and a defiantly red-leather-booted prosthetic leg belonging to Frida Kahlo, which were sealed in her house for more than 50 years, are to be shown at the V&A in London, the first time they will have been seen outside Mexico.The museum on Thursday announced details of a major show exploring one of the most recognised artists and women of the 20th century. Continue reading...
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