Saturday, June 14, 2008
Clematis and Kahlo
My clematis is finally blooming here at The Manor! It is growing
up around a wooden bird feeder which is completely hidden by the
vines. I love it's amazing deep shade of violet. The strong winds
we experienced in late winter tore most of the brittle little vines away
from the post. I was afraid that it might not come back this spring,
but amazingly enough, it resurrected with a vengeance!
After seeing the Kahlo exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art last
month, I checked The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo, 2005, a PBS
Home Video documentary, on my Netflix que. I finally watched it
last night and it was very well done. A perfect blend of personal
accounts, history of the time period and, of course, her fabulous art.
There was some thrilling time travel through original old video clips of
Frida and Diego Rivera. If you are interested in Kahlo, or just
appreciate art and history, you would enjoy this documentary.