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Leonora Carrington dies at 94 in Mexico

Posted by on May 26, 2011 in Frida Kahlo, History | 0 comments

La artista es velada en la funeraria J. García López del Pedregal, antes de ser llevada al Panteón Británico Ciudad de México  (26 mayo 2011).- Leonora Carrington, la artista plástica y escritora que nació en Inglaterra, se casó con Max Ernst, y viajó por Italia, Francia, Alemania y Estados Unidos, hasta llegar a México en 1942, murió ayer por la noche a los 94 años de edad, convertida ya en un mito. “Nadie me preguntó si yo quería nacer o no, pero nací, y yo estoy feliz de que nací porque es muy interesante. No hacer daño a los demás yo creo que es lo más importante. La guerra me parece terrible, el odio también, y el odio racial me parece horrible y estúpido. Yo vi  cómo sufrió la gente con la guerra y con criminales como Hitler, yo vi...

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Frida Kahlo’s father wasn’t Jewish after all

Posted by on Apr 11, 2011 in Frida Kahlo, History, News | 0 comments

or decades now, ever since an international revival of interest in the paintings and life of Mexico’s Frida Kahlo, art historians and critics, including this writer, have been writing that Frida’s photographer father was Jewish, possibly of Hungarian origin. A new book devoted to Guillermo Kahlo and his photography reveals that he had no Jewish genes and stemmed from a long line of German Protestants

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The Enigma of Frida Kahlo

Posted by on Sep 22, 2010 in Frida Kahlo, History | 0 comments

Written by Amitai Sasson on October 18, 2009 Frida Kahlo was born in 1907 in a small town on the outskirts of Mexico City. Kahlo was one of four daughters born to a Hungarian-Jewish father and a mother of Spanish and Mexican Indian descent. Her works were largely inspired by indigenous cultures of her up bringing and her magical Mexico — the realist elements of Christian and Jewish traditions combined with surrealist renderings. Although Frida Kahlo brushed her canvas with compact, vibrant hues you cannot help but sense a certain obscurity and vulnerability, most notably in her many self-portraits that symbolically articulate her own pain and sexuality. The sensitive stare beneath her bushy eyebrows serves as an intimate portrayal of the grim realities of her life. Personal struggle aside, Kahlo was controversial for her self-cultivated public persona. The woman...

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