austin_dern (austin_dern) wrote,
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Until you're in my arms again

I had a full week in which to write my mathematics blog! To get it some fresh and exciting content and not the low-effort, love-involvement work of Reading the Comics posts. What did I do with that opportunity? Eh. Look, I'm at Anthrohio, I don't have time to write.

Oh, but, you know what I didn't take a week off from writing? Story comics plot summaries! Consider What's Going On In Alley Oop? What happened to the time-travelling raccoons? March - May 2019

And now, finally, I get into the Frida Kahlo museum and take you along with me to see things.


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Bit of a queue outside the Museo Frida Kahlo. Part of why I'd gone to lunch first was thinking the line might shrink, but it did no such thing. So I yielded gracelessly to the inevitable and waited my turn through this.


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Interior courtyard of the Blue House, location of the museum. It was Kahlo's birthplace and she lived there as adult with her husband.


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Chimera statue and fireplace inside the first room, which I think was a living room when the house was being used as a home.


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My Family (unfinished), although I'm not sure whether ``unfinished'' was part of the title or whether it's just descriptive of the state the picture reached.


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More of Kahlo's portraits, set up in the Yellow Room. Also I genuinely loved how the floors were these intense and, to my upbringing, unusual colors for floors.


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Passage To New York, an unfinished oil work. I like it as it is, though.


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1936 telegram from Diego Rivera having something to do with Leon Trotsky, who stayed with Kahlo and Rivera for a while. Admission to the Museo Frida Kahlo also gave me admission to the museum in the somewhere-nearby house where Trotsky was murdered, although I didn't think I had one-tenth the Spanish-speaking skill or navigational skill needed to get there.


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Stage, and puppets, that Kahlo made for a purpose I don't remember ever knowing.


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A side view of the puppet stage that only makes it look a bit like one of the figures is being eaten by a dinosaur.


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Wall sketch that's good if you were needing ideas for your tattoo.


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Something about the composition of these women, two of them looking through the now-closed doorway just beside the puppet stage, caught my fancy.


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Some of the many shelves of knicknacks in the dining room. There were a lot of small teacups and plates and stuff like that.

Trivia: Otto von Bismarck insisted that the peace terms for the Franco-Prussian War be accepted, by the French, in a national assembly which he wanted to include representatives of Alsace and Lorraine. Source: The Struggle for Mastery in Europe, 1848 - 1918, A J P Taylor.

Currently Reading: Holland on the Hudson: An Economic and Social History of Dutch New York, Oliver A Rink.

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