Posts tagged with “art”

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Unveiling Frida Kahlo’s Closet

When the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo died in 1954, her husband muralist Diego Rivera locked her clothes and jewelry- all personal possessions- into a bathroom. Diego instructed that the room to be unlocked fifteen years after his own death. Forgotten, they stayed there for fifty years.

No one knew what was behind that locked door. Staring back from a life more notorious than most, were 300 items of Frida’s. Her jewelry, clothing, hair accessories, a  prosthetic leg, leather corsets, painted plaster casts and body molds. 

All the physical and emotional pain, joy and vitality is told through stories carried in Frida’s clothing and accessories. This treasure trove is organized into an exhibition titled Appearances Can Be Deceiving: The Dresses of Frida Kahlo,featuring eleven of Kahlo’s ensembles rotating every three months, showing forty outfits over the course of a year.

Conservators and curators said while excavating the hidden room, it was as if Frida was alongside them in the room. Her colorful clothing emitted a sense of happiness, while her hospital items, the casts and even medicine, were powerful to witness and held onto her sadness. 

Vogue Mexico is producing a room for the exhibition that will feature commissioned work from contemporary designers who have been influenced by Kahlo. A rep for the magazine declined to reveal the specific designers working on the project, but said that “they are international designers and one Mexican designer — all of them are very recognized in the fashion industry.”

The fashion curator Circe Henestrosa dug through the time capsule and organized the exhibition. Henestrosa says,"Garments are very powerful tools for social and cultural interpretation. These objects and garments tell you so much about the wearer and yes, the items do have a smell….how to describe the smell….it’s her. It’s a unique, beautiful smell, of her skin." 

Focusing on the issues of “disability” and “ethnicity,” the exhibition will be displayed in Frida Kahlo’s former home in Coyoacan, a suburb of Mexico City, the Frida Kahlo Museum (Casa Azul) through November 2013


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All the adjectives used in Cormac McCarthy’s The Road - via Distant Shape

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“The Unbearable Lightness”  is a large figure covered in honeycomb which is produced by a swarm of 40,000 bees by Tomáš Libertíny

He’s covered in bees!

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Cy Twombly, (Untitled) Scenes from an ideal marriage

Oil stick, oil and watercolour on paper

(via artnet Galleries - Galerie Karsten Greve AG, St. Moritz)

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Art, especially the theatre, is a realm you cannot enter without the odd stumble. There are still many more days of failure ahead, whole seasons of failure, things will go terribly wrong, you will have huge disappointments, but you have to be prepared for that, you have to expect it and be resolute and follow your own path.
Anton Chekhov, letter to Olga Knipper
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Cover for Nick Cave’s Complete Lyrics 1978-2013 (out September) from Brooklyn tattoo artist Duke Riley.

'Hopefully it captures the beauty laced with darkness that is so much a part of Nick Cave’s lyrics. The image is actually based on several different memorials for sailors lost at sea. Some are from New England, around the area where I grew up. I listened exclusively to Nick Cave albums the entire time I was working on it and tried to sneak references to lyrics in where I could'

via Penguin Books UK Art Department on Pinterest

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Kintsukuroi; Japanese art of repairing with gold or silver lacquer and understanding that the piece is more beautiful for having been broken.

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Poems to the Sea by Cy Twombly I-IV 1959

“He visualises with loving colours the silent space that exists between and around words.”

      - John Berger

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