Local Culture: The Frida Kahlo Photography Exhibition

Chocolate is quite possibly one of the most powerful motivating forces in my life (chocolate and God. And earning enough money to pay the bills). In Palmerston North, about an hour from Whanganui, there’s a chocolate café called Theobroma which makes some of the most amazing hot chocolates ever. Unfortunately, I still don’t consider ‘the best hot chocolate ever’ to be adequate reason for a two-hour round trip. What I needed was an excuse.

Frida Kahlo exhibition

And I found one, thanks to Google: the Frida Kahlo photographic exhibition at Te Manawa Museum, its only New Zealand stop on a world tour. Continue reading “Local Culture: The Frida Kahlo Photography Exhibition”

Paintings You Should Know: ‘The Two Fridas’ by Frida Kahlo (1939)

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The Two Fridas, Frida Kahlo, 1939

While Mary Cassatt and Tamara de Lempicka turned their artistic talents to depicting the external reality of women’s lives, Frida Kahlo used them most frequently to express her own internal reality, and particularly her physical and emotional pain. Continue reading “Paintings You Should Know: ‘The Two Fridas’ by Frida Kahlo (1939)”