Frida Kahlo de Rivera (July 6, 1907 – July 13, 1954; Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón) was a Mexican painter, born in Coyoacán.

Perhaps best known for her self-portraits, Kahlo’s work is remembered for its “pain and passion”, and its intense, vibrant colors. Her work has been celebrated in Mexico as emblematic of national and indigenous tradition, and by feminists for its uncompromising depiction of the female experience and form.

Her work has also been described as surrealist, and in 1938 André Breton, principal initiator of the surrealist movement, described Kahlo’s art as a “ribbon around a bomb”.

During her lifetime, Frida created some 200 paintings, drawings and sketches related to her experiences in life, physical and emotional pain and her turbulent relationship with Diego. She produced 143 paintings, 55 of which are self-portraits. When asked why she painted so many self-portraits, Frida replied: “Because I am so often alone….because I am the subject I know best.” 

She also stated, “I was born a bitch. I was born a painter.” (x)

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Norma Jeane (aka Marilyn Monroe) at Catalina Island c.1943 

Norma Jeane (aka Marilyn Monroe) at Catalina Island c.1943 

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Kitchen Tender being Rowed. Egyptian, ca. 1981–1975 B.C., from the Tomb of Meketre.

Many outings of Egyptian nobles culminated in a picnic. On the menu for Meketre’s boat trip were roasted fowl, dried beef, bread, beer, and some kind of soup. Meat and bread were carried on another model of a tender, now in Cairo. Here, the beer is prepared and the soup cooked. A blackened trough may have contained burning coal for roasting the fowl. A man tends a stove on which soup simmers. On either side, a woman grinds grain. Brewers inside the cabin are shaping bread loaves, then working them through sieves into large vats. One brewer stands in another vat, where he tramples the dates that provide the sugar for the fermentation of the beer. The oars of this boat are fixed to the sides; to avoid damaging the oars while the boats were transported and deposited in the model chamber, all oars of Meketre’s boats were secured in this manner. (met)

Courtesy of & currently located at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, via their online collections20.3.3.

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Release me…
Even bearded men can shoot flowers I guess =)
Available at my Redbubble and Society6 stores
by happymelvin  (happymelvin.tumblr.com)

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Release me…

Even bearded men can shoot flowers I guess =)

Available at my Redbubble and Society6 stores

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How long before I get in?
Before it starts, before I begin?
How long before you decide?
Before I know what it feels like?
Where To, where do I go?
If you never try, then you’ll never know.
How long do I have to climb,
Up on the side of this mountain of mine?

Look up, I look up at night,
Planets are moving at the speed of light.
Climb up, up in the trees,
every chance that you get,
is a chance you seize.
How long am I gonna stand,
with my head stuck under the sand?
I’ll start before I can stop,
before I see things the right way up.

All that noise, and all that sound,
All those places I got found.
And birds go flying at the speed of sound,
to show you how it all began.
Birds came flying from the underground,
if you could see it then you’d understand?

Ideas that you’ll never find,
All the inventors could never design.
The buildings that you put up,
Japan and China all lit up.
The sign that I couldn’t read,
or a light that I couldn’t see,
some things you have to believe,
but others are puzzles, puzzling me.

All that noise, and all that sound,
All those places I got found.
And birds go flying at the speed of sound,
to show you how it all began.
Birds came flying from the underground,
if you could see it then you’d understand,
ah when you see it then you’ll understand?

All those signs, I knew what they meant.
Some things you can invent.
Some get made, and some get sent,
Ooh?
Birds go flying at the speed of sound,
to show you how it all began.
Birds came flying from the underground,
if you could see it then you’d understand,
ah, when you see it then you’ll understand?

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Pobre la mujer azul
que era una doncella
con sus dedos hizo cruz y chau
solo la mujer azul
era la más bella
todo el brillo de un puñal
o no
habla sola en su tonel
sin reir abismal
pobre la preciosa dama azul

Pobre la mujer azul
que ya no es corpórea
con sus dedos hizo cruz y chau
solo la mujer azul
era la más bella
como el brillo de un puñal o no
habla sola en su tonel sin mirar
abismal
pobre la preciosa dama azul
pobre la preciosa dama azul


Jock Sturges, Christina, North California, 1993

Jock Sturges, Christina, North California, 1993

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Tejedoras de Chinchero, Perú.

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Elowah Falls - Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

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Elowah Falls - Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

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Pop-Up Drive-In - For one weekend a year, Zidell Marine turns this empty plot of land into a drive in theater. With the Ross Island Bridge overhead, you can watch movies outside complete with popcorn. On this particular night it was a double feature of Purple Rain and Mean Streets.

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Pop-Up Drive-In - For one weekend a year, Zidell Marine turns this empty plot of land into a drive in theater. With the Ross Island Bridge overhead, you can watch movies outside complete with popcorn. On this particular night it was a double feature of Purple Rain and Mean Streets.

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Beautiful Boracay Sunset. I miss this place so much. :’(
by Josh Tolentino  (iamjoshtolentino.tumblr.com)

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Beautiful Boracay Sunset. I miss this place so much. :’(

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