High Coo – July 6 – Frida Kahlo’s Birthday

Frida Kahlo – Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird (1940)

July 6: “I am that clumsy human, always loving, loving, loving. And loving. And never leaving,” wrote Frida Kahlo, who was born in Mexico on this date 1907. A wildly influential folk artist, who spent most of the later years of her life bedridden after a trolley accident damaged her legs, painted surreal and colorful explorations of the world as she saw it. She also devoted much of her energy to campaigning for peace and collecting signatures for nuclear disarmament. Relatively obscure as an artist during her lifetime, she has become an icon for many LGBT groups, Latinos, and people with disabilities.” excerpted from Vision and Viewpoint – a weekly e-newsletter from Joan Chittister at visionviewpoint@benetvision.org

Today’s haiku:

Dear Frida

Life is so messy

yet your love shined through; the dark

could not contain you

For more information see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frida_Kahlo

Color photo

7 thoughts on “High Coo – July 6 – Frida Kahlo’s Birthday

  1. Dr B

    Sounds like an interesting lady, I must try and find some of her work. We have always enjoyed finding obscure surrealist artists on our wandering around European art galleries. You asked me about wine yesterday, if it interests you there is a book by Dalí called The Wines of Gala which is certainly “surreal”.

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      1. Dr B

        Patrick, I’ve just opened up my old blog if you want to have a poke around. It’s at http://www.thetwodoctors.wordpress.com
        It’s not a full menu on the homepage but just use wine or buddhism in the search box if that’s what interests you. I might use it for a few reblogs of my “masterpieces”. Spent an hour reading about Frida too and will probably do a blog or two on her. 👍🙏🕉

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