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Frida


I found this on Rus Bowden's board, Babilu's. Kind of cool.

Tere

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HwyBtneBUM&translated=1

And this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7Nc-03z-jE&NR=1



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And another Frida thing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWyJZvFkxQ4

And another.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooYfnu8oueY&NR=1

And another.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nE-UjfdIGEY&NR=1



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And then there was Frida's husband, Diego.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqGEDGDZP0U&NR=1

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I guess everybody knows the story of Frida. But it still blows me away. The polio, the traffic accident that didn't just mangle her but damn near tore her into two parts, that she witnessed the desperately violent years of the Mexican revolution, the tumult of her (two) marriages to Rivera, and her prodiguous output as a painter. My God, what a woman, what an artist, what an essential spirit.

I remember reading somewhere that the Russian poet, Akhmatova, saw herself not as the soul of Russia but as Russia herself. Maybe that is why she took the Stalinist terrors so personally and could address those years equally as personally. Maybe that is also why the Kremlin spent so many years trying to intimidate her into submission. They couldn't kill her they knew. She was too well loved. But they could keep her under nominal control through hurting her family.

Anyway, this is how I view Frida. She wasn't only the soul of Mexico, she was Mexico. And it becomes all the more poignant in light of Mexican affairs today when the country is in so much convulsive pain. Just like Frida's. I think it sometimes happens that an artist becomes the place, becomes its own symbolic action, becomes its soul. Victor Hugo became France's in the 19th C. Colette became France's in the 20th C. Lorca became Spain's. Neruda wasn't just Chile's. He was all of South America. Frida is still Mexico.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frida_Kahlo

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