The work of painter Frida Kahlo is on display in Mexico in the largest-ever exhibit of her paintings, including unpublished documents shedding light on her militant politics and family life.
The exhibit covers eight large rooms in the Museum of the Fine Arts Palace with 354 pieces, some displayed for the first time in Mexico.
Marking the 100th birthday of the artist, the exhibit is the product of a joint effort of 69 institutions and collectors using her paintings and letters to show her artistic trajectory and episodes in her often difficult life, including the torment of 33 operations, her marriage to muralist Diego Rivera, her time in the United States and her political activism.
Kahlo (1907-1954) twice married Rivera (1886-1957) and was a close friend of Russian communist leader Leon Trotsky.
She suffered intense emotional pain inflicted by the philandering Rivera and physical pain after being stricken by polio and from a bus crash.
Co-curator Juan Coronel Rivera said that Frida Kahlo's popularity was similar to that of Pablo Picasso. "She is of the people. She is a universal icon," he said.
Apart from Kahlo's distinctive self-portraits, one room in the exhibit is devoted to her political life, and details her support for the communist party, her friendship with Trotsky and other figures from the era.
There is also an "intimate" space with images from her family life and the little known period as a teacher and photography model in her youth. Organizers said there is a special section devoted to her father, Guillermo Kahlo, considered to be a crucial creative influence that helped shape the artist.(AFP)
1. exhibit n.
展覽 (zhan2 lan3)，展示會 (zhan3 shi4 hui4)
例: The exhibit features works from more than a dozen artists.
2. trajectory n.
發展歷程 (fa1 zhan3 li4 cheng2)，軌跡 (gui3 ji1)
例: Our physics test asked us to calculate the trajectory of a ball.
3. philandering adj.
玩弄女性的 (wan2 nong4 nu3 xing4 de5)
例: When she learned her husband was philandering with another woman, she got a divorce.
4. distinctive adj.
有特色的 (you3 te4 ce4 de5)
例: The distinctive thing about her sculpture is the color.
If you shed light on a problem, then you reveal more about it or how to solve it. This metaphor implies the problem or situation used to be in the dark, and therefore hard to see or understand. For example: "The investigation shed light onto the motives of the thieves." To cast light has the same meaning.
Also, to lose the dead hair on your body (as a cat or dog does), is to shed. "The cat sheds so much, I have to sweep twice a day!"
「shed light on a problem」就是進一步點出問題或解決之法。這片語暗喻問題或情況不明，因此難以察覺或了解，例如：「調查讓大家進一步了解竊賊的動機」。同義的片語還有「cast light」。
Greg: Hey, what have you been up to?
Mia: I went to the fine arts museum this weekend. I had a really great time.
Greg: What did you look at while you were there?
Mia: I spent most of my time in the Medieval paintings section.
Greg: I haven't seen any of those in a blue moon.
blue moon 很久
A blue moon is technically a calendar month when two full moons occur. It is a metaphor for a long time.
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