Sunday, June 25, 2006

Frida

I watched the movie Frida yesterday and particularly loved they way the director recreates the events in Kahlo's life that culminate in a painting. The language of surrealistic painting is not something I understand easily. The movie was a wonderful lesson in art appreciation for me.

The portrayal of her lesbianism in life and her paintings leaves the viewer wondering if she was acting out of anger and disenchantment with the men she loved. It reminded me of a poem I had read years ago in which three unsatisfied women leave their men and earth to live as lovers on another planet.

This is a movie I will remember - just like her paintings, Frida Kahlo is too unusual and fascinating a subject to forget.

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