|Frida Kahlo, 6 x 8, Graphite, TMDD|
Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera's love of his life. Tomorrow, Ellis and I will be previewing the exhibit about to open at The DIA, Detroit Institute of Art. Naturally, I selected her image, plain and simple, with none of the usual adornments we usually see in photographs and her paintings of herself. I wanted to see her as she was before she was in the spotlight. While Diego was the big shot back then when he painted the murals at the DIA of men at labor in the Detroit auto factories and she was in the his dynamic shadow, her self portraits have become more important art as they reflect a woman's perspective of the female condition in our culture. While I'm familiar with her work and have seen the movie with Salma Hyak, I have not seen the paintings in person. I'm looking forward to standing up close.