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What a delightful weekend.  It involved cake and games and sun and people and art and tawook and gifts and creating.  What more could I possibly ask for?

New prized possession(s): Kitchenaid ice cream maker attachment, ice cream freezer containers, ice cream recipe books (including vegan)

I saw Frida's work, up close and personal, at the DIA on Saturday. I'm still processing it. I am ever so grateful that Kelley gives gifts that are profound experiences as well as delightful material things.

One of the takeaways from the DIA is that Kahlo's work was inherently feminist. She was a flawed human being (so...a human being) and she knew pain and loss intimately. She also put all of that right onto canvas for people to see. Nothing, or very little, hidden. Her subjects were so frequently women enduring some awful event (including herself and her many ailments). I declined to listen to the psychoanalysis provided by the DIA. Instead, I let the work speak for itself. It is entirely capable of doing so.

In short: it was a pilgrimage.

Date: 2015-06-23 04:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dionysus1999.livejournal.com
Knowing about her terrible accident gives one a better perspective on her work. Glad you had a great weekend.

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