"There are many people in history who embrace the culture that defines them but only a few become engraved in it; Frida Kahlo is one of those individuals. In Mexican society she represents the folkloric joy, the indigenous pre-Hispanic pride, the European immigrant dream, and the revolutionar...
For Frida, her paintings were not a representation of dreams but a way to cope with the reality of life. She told her story from her own point of view and through the pain and passion of her experiences.
Frida Kahlo was born July 6, 1907, in Coyoacan, Mexico. She was the third daughte...
Wilhelm Kahlo (26 October 1871 – 14 April 1941 ) was the father of Frida Kahlo. He was born in the German Empire, son of a well to do jeweler.
He attended the University of Nuremberg and later travel to Mexico in 1891 . It is interesting to note that his father paid for his trip as ...
When the first missionaries arrived in Mexico, they were faced with a very different way of life than the one they were used to. The conquest meant not only taking over territories that had recently been discovered as America, but it was also the imposition of a language, Spanish customs...
"A peoples' creativity, its sensitivity and its
finesse can all be appreciated
through its pottery."
Since the emergence of the Olmec culture, considered to be the mother of the Mesoamerican cultures, ceramics, pottery making, took an important place ...
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Life is a carnival and we must keep singing...
by Oscar Guzmán
One of the most important times of the Catholic calendar is almost upon us: Lent. Beginning on Ash Wednesday, Catholics begin to prepare for the Easter celebration with prayers, small sacrifices of our favorite things , and personal re...