Visit to the Frida Kahlo Brooklyn Museum Exhibition Feb. 20, 2019

Brooklyn Museum Program Notes:

Frida Kahlo (Mexican, 1907 – 1954) Fruits of the Earth, 1938 (Frutos de la tierra) Oil on Masonite, Collection Citibanamex – This still-life painting, exhibited in Kahlo’s Julien Levy Gallery exhibition in New York in 1938, includes symbolism typical of the genre, relating to the cycles of life and death and the passage of time. The central group of fruit recalls a skull, while other elements suggest internal organs. The inclusion of corn-associated with the artist’s native Mexico—may also have political significance.

================================================================Notas del programa del Museo de Brooklyn:

(Frutos de la tierra, 1938) Esta naturaleza muerta, exhibida en la exposición que tuvo Kahlo en la Galería Julien Levy en Nueva York en 1938, incluye simbolismo típico del género, relacionado con los ciclos de la vida y la muerte y el paso del tiempo. La agrupación central de fruta recuerda una calavera, mientras que otros elementos sugieren los órganos. La inclusión del maíz-asociado con el México natal de la artista—puede también tener importancia política.

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I love media and communication, as well as digital technology. I write in Spanish and English, fluent in both languages: speak, read, write, comprehend. I was born in New York, but was sent to Puerto Rico at an early age, where I lived until drafted by the U.S. army. Upon returning from an honorable discharge, I found Puerto Rico small and limited at the time. I moved to Boston where I pursued musical studies and later worked as a musician, teacher, and speech-pathologist in New York. I studied music at Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA, and Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at various New York City colleges, including New York University, New York City, New York. I played professionally in Puerto Rico, prior to entering Berklee College of Music, and after finishing studies there I played in the 80’s bass guitar briefly, with various latin bands, including the Machito Big Band Orchestra in 1982. I was part of their recording that year. Once I saw the transitory nature of music, I studied speech-pathology and worked in that function after teaching middle-school and elementary grades in the New York City Board/Department of Education. In that capacity, I also worked for the New York City Department of Health as an independent contractor providing therapy and evaluations for pre-school and school-age children. I later worked in the high school setting in that capacity before I retired from the Department of Education. I am now retired and with my spare time, I pursue old, and new dreams, as age is a reminder of the evanescence and impermanence of life.

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