Monday, October 17, 2005

Flying Inspiration

Inspiration is flying around at me from all directions lately. Last weekend Ben and I watched Frida, which for whatever reason I was surprised by – we both really liked it. I had always admired her paintings, but didn’t know that much about her life, her accident, her father was German!, she slept with Trotsky?! and had no idea how much she packed into her 47 years, and how political she and Diego Rivera were, both actively and in their art. It just made me think about a lot of things, living passionately, but also about how political art can be even when it’s not overtly political. Isn’t there some saying about – the personal is political? I think it can be very very risky to make art. Well, this is a long subject. So PS – I just always love Alfred Molina.

4 comments:

B said...

Frida was an amazing woman...I read her bio...you should, too...even more inspiring!

Daniel Ridges said...

Alfred Molina was the only reason I sat through Spiderman 2.

Betsy said...

Right? He was great in that.

hutchie said...

henslies own frida. beautiful movie. i love her work, too. if you get a chance, you should watch the special features on the dvd. julie taymor, the director, is a brilliant person in her own right.