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The Last Pedestrians: Albert Kahn, Edsel Ford, Diego Rivera

Posted by on May 15, 2012 in News | 0 comments

The Last Pedestrians: Albert Kahn, Edsel Ford, Diego Rivera – By Jerry Herron The story of the automobile — like the story of the city of Detroit — is a tale of unwitting eternal returns. At every turn the inventors of modern life — of its machines, its aspirations — seemed unable or unwilling to grasp the meaning of what they were in the process of creating and unleashing, and what they were thus undoing and destroying. Among these...

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Doc solves mystery of Frida Kahlo’s infertility

Posted by on Apr 22, 2012 in Frida Kahlo, News | 0 comments

When Dr. Fernando Antelo looks at “The Broken Column,” one of many self-portraits depicting artist Frida Kahlo’s chronic pain and health problems, he feels like he’s having a conversation with a colleague as well as a patient. The piece, painted shortly after Kahlo underwent spinal surgery at around age 37, shows the artist, who had taken pre-med courses in high school, encased in a body brace. The flesh down the middle of her neck, chest and abdomen is missing,...

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The murals of Diego Rivera: A journey of color, class and conscience

Posted by on Feb 26, 2012 in News | 0 comments

NEW YORK — “Diego Rivera: Murals for the Museum of Modern Art” on display at MoMA through May 14 is about colors and class and conflict. It’s a journey into history and imagination. Most of all: It ventures deeply into the conscience of one of the century’s most provocative artists. The Rivera exhibit takes us places, inspires reflection. As such: It’s a travel experience of the highest order. Rivera — painter, dreamer, Mexican; child of affluence; champion of Communism;...

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