Monday, December 8, 2008

Museums and Dinner Parties and Modeling

I thought I would take a detour from all these deep revelations and just show you some photos of what I've been doing lately.

Below is this really ostentatious church that rises from the modern streets like a magnificent piece of cake.

Then there is the terribly ugly Christmas tree in front of La Moneda. The red balls on the tree all have the Coca Cola logo on them.

This is the great La Moneda, the center of the governement.

Below La Moneda is a museum which is where I went to see the Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera exhibition:

Frida Kahlo in my opinion was much more twisted than Diego's work. This one below is Frida with a mask over her face.

This one was a portrait of Luther-something. Note the the roots connected to the body in the ground. Weird!

In contrast, Diego was much more of a "realist" though he did like to change the size of things. These flowers are actually really much smaller than the woman in real life--there was a drawing of his original intentions with this painting. I've seen as a print but it was only standing right in front of it that I saw he had made the flowers enormous.

He also exaggerated women's eyes in his portraits. An example of this is below. Note the banner above her head--both Frida and Diego did this in their work. It has the title of the work on it.

I also thought it was interesting to see that Frida had many drawings of Diego but on the Diego side, we were shown many portraits of women (who weren't Frida). I wondered whether this was a reflection of a dynamic in their relationship.
I've been trying to get the perfect shot of the parrots (parakeets?) that live in the park. Below is finally a shot that shows how green its feathers are.

Then, for Thanksgiving, I decided to have a small dinner party. I've been learning to cook, so I made veggie sushi rolls, guacamole and veggie lasagna.

Here I am with my first veggie lasagna.

A close up of the veggie rolls.

Kanke, my house mate, is a clothing designer and designs clothes out of recycled materials and sells them in her clothing store. She asked me to model some of her creations. Here's me in a really fun dress.

She's made cowells to sell in San Pedro (the Atacama desert) where they often where this style. I had a hard time figuring out how to wear them but this was also lots of fun.

So, I guess that's it for now. I stayed up late last night hanging with friends as today was a religious holiday here in Chile so my ability to write anything more interesting is at a zero.

Hopefully I'll be more inspired--and awake--tomorrow.

Que te vaya bien!

C in Cs

1 comment:

deejay said...

The roots on a portrait of Luther-something symbolize connection to our ancestors.

BTW interesting blog.