Kahlo and Rivera part 2

A portrait of Frida Kahlo at Diego Rivera’s house in San Angel, Mexico city. Study in yellow, Diego’s house. Sculpture by Alberto de la Vega, 1966. Hmm. Rivera died in 1957, so what is that doing there? Portrait of Dolores Olmedo by Diego Rivera. 1955. Dolores Olmedo (1908-2002) was a Mexican entrepreneur and patron of…

Kahlo & Rivera

Self-portrait with a hat, 1907. Diego Rivera. Dolores Olmedo Museum. Rivera was in Europe then, in Madrid. Frida Kahlo with a motorbike, Mexico city, c.2019. Kahlo’s image is everywhere. This is a rather Op-Art version I suspect she would have liked. Diego Rivera’s workshop and house in San Angel, Mexico city. Rivera lived there from…

World street art tour. Cont’d.

Paris, métro Nationale. 13th arrondissement. 2019. Many buildings have been painted over. A unique display of immense street art. A great initiative from City Hall. Just noticed the artist’s name. Inti is a Chilean artist born in Valparaiso whose work can be seen from Chile to Colombia (I’ll pay more attention on my next trip)…

Picasso-Trotsky, the unlikely connection

Leon Trotsky, aka Lev Davidovitch Bronstein (above) and Pablo Ruiz Picasso (below) never met. One was born in Russia and assassinated in Mexico in 1940. The other, born in Spain, spent most of his adult life in France, where he died in 1973. They never met, yet there is an uncanny connection. Picasso by Dora…

Pot-pourri one and sixty

Dolores del Río, 1938, by Diego Rivera, at the artist’s house in Coyocán, Mexico city. Dolores del Río (1905-1983) was one of the major actresses of the Golden age of the Mexican cinema and a strong “player” in Hollywood too. There will be more soon on Diego Rivera.   Death by Evelia Evelia, Mexico, 2019.…

A morning walk: Mexico

“Good night stories for rebel girls”. Tlalpan, Mexico city. National Cancer Institute. (C)ourtesy Alex who’s a doctor there. 🙂 Dali expo, Historic centre, Mexico city. In the garden. (For the photo; those are normally kept inside) “Selling typewriters.” 2018. Seriously. Nights of Acapulco… A new series: “Beers of the world”. (And it’s 4.8% alcohol, not…

A morning walk. Mexico.

A week tomorrow since the earthquake. The streets of Mexico are silent. Eerie. This is the South. The South has colour, there is noise, movement. Yet, hope of finding any remaining survivor is practically over. And the streets are silent. I’ve just made a selection of photos taken a few weeks ago near the centre…