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Frida Kahlo: Electricity, Purity, Love

Frida Kahlo: Electricity, Purity, Love September 25, 2011 | Whats New | Read More
Intense cobalt blue saturates the walls of Frida Kahlo’s house in Mexico City’s Coyoacan neighborhood. She wrote in her diary that the color represented electricity, purity, and love, and fans of the artist will recognize this same deep azure tone from her idiosyncratic oil paintings. This particular...

Mexico City’s Moorish Kiosk

Mexico City’s Moorish Kiosk September 24, 2011 | Things to Do | Read More
It’s unusual for temporary structures built for a world’s fair to survive past the day the turnstiles stop admitting eager visitors. Along with San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts and Seattle’s Pacific Science Center, the Moorish Kiosk in Mexico City’s Santa Maria de la Ribera neighborhood...

Student Bullfighters Practicing, Mexico City, Viveros de Coyoacan

Student Bullfighters Practicing, Mexico City, Viveros de Coyoacan September 24, 2011 | Things to Do, Whats New | Read More
I chanced upon this pair of novilleros, or apprentice bullfighters, one afternoon while walking in Viveros de Coyoacan, Mexico City’s combination plant nursery and public park. The incongruous sight of a young man wielding the magenta and gold capote while wearing gym clothes caught my eye. That alone...

Skeletons at the Bullfight

Skeletons at the Bullfight September 19, 2011 | Things to Do, Whats New | Read More
Life and death – the twin aspects of a universe in equilibrium – have been prominent features of Mexican life and art since ancient times. This brightly painted depiction of a matador, bull, and audience – all skeletons – at the National Museum of Popular Art in Mexico City caught my eye on a...
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