Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Free Your Mind!
I’m one of those people who are constantly changing their screen saver. I may have a flower, a picture of my G-dson, or a famous piece by a world renowned artist. These are a few of the artist I have in my phone. *see below* For the past month, I’ve had Frida Khalo as my cell phone screen-saver. She’s one of my favorite artists, and there's actually a great exhibit of her work in the Philadelphia Museum of Art right now. The picture I have of her is a self portrait; and a pretty famous one at that. Now I’m no art connoisseur, but I can appreciate it. I’m writing this post because this Saturday, my friend asked to use my phone, and almost fell out the car laughing at the self portrait/screen-saver of Frida Khalo. Trying to explain to her who she was, and why I had her on my phone was pointless. Trying to explain that the portrait was indeed that of a female was also pointless. I’ve given up hope of her expanding her mind culturally. If it ain’t about a website to watch free online movies, or some $200 shoes for her son…she really isn’t that into it. Oh well. To those of you who care to see a different side of me…..scroll down.My favorite is"The Kiss" by Gustav Klimt.
1940 “Autorretarto con Collre de Espinas y Colibri” Frida Khalo
1907 “The Kiss” Gustav Klimt