Monday, March 26, 2012

Death


"That is why death is so magnificent. Because it does not exist,
because only those who have never lived can die."
'Cuatro Campanadas' (Four Peals), Frida Kahlo

"Frida Kahlo: Her photos" exhibit, Lisbon
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33 comments:

Julie said...

What an effective way of presenting that quotation, Jose. Is each 'bucket' about the size of a thimble?

The flowers look like the smallest of marigolds. Very effective. Kahlo was a riveting artist.

The quote is the classic Catch-22.

JM said...

No, Julie, the buckets must be about 12 cms high.

Cathy Hudspeth said...

Very moving.

Lowell said...

Hmmm...very interesting. Wonderful photo. I'd like to hear the author's interpretation of that quote. I know it's supposed to be poetic but it doesn't make any sense to me. Unless she's talking about never dying in the sense of the legacy left by those who have made a difference in the world.

Maybe it's all too deep for this fragile mind on a Monday morning? :-))

Olivier said...

cela fait penser a une immense tombe, la couleur est tres belle.

Sharon said...

What a wonderful presentation!

cieldequimper said...

The exhibit is fantastic and the quote is so true...

Kate said...

I think I must get into this theme as soon as I can find my way to one of our cemeteries.

Re. your question re. CDP: About a week or so ago, Eric mention on FB that the host company for our site had been hacked and they had to rebuild everything. He had hoped that it would have been completed this past week-end but I don't think that happened!

Cezar and Léia said...

Incrivel achado!Super interessante a elaboraçao artistica e palavras intensas!
Léia

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Wonderfully unique entry for Julie's theme JM. I also am a huge fan of FK's work.

Sylvia K said...

Wonderful quote and a fantastic capture of this part of the exhibit, JM! Superb! Enjoy your evening!

Sylvia

TexWisGirl said...

very interesting quote and beautiful memorial.

Virginia said...

Beautiful and after attending several Day of the Dead celebrations here, I now know that the marigold is the flower most often used in the memorials and alters. She was a remarkable woman.
V

Halcyon said...

Very cool!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Each little feature with the same gold flower creates a beautiful display! A great visual!

VP said...

A remarkable image...

Andrew said...

Wonderful to see...

Jim said...

Very interesting exhibit.

Ann said...

Interesting, although the quote is a bit too deep for me.

RedPat said...

Love it!

Susan said...

Frida fascinates me...I should learn more about her. Would love to see this exhibit. Maybe thru your eyes?

Sondra said...

its a very Zen feel I get from this image...

Randy said...

I love it.

Carolina Tavares said...

Não imaginava uma imagem assim ligada a Frida Kahlo. Gostei muito do quadro com vasos.

Kay said...

The marigolds are so Mexican I wondered what they were doing in Portugal. Nice answer! And a nice post.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

I'm with Lowell, this quote doesn't really make sense. It sounds poetic but doesn't hang together. However, I like the art with its reference to Day of the Dead via the marigolds. A unique contribution to the meme.

Peter said...

Visually exotic, I love it!

ladyfi said...

Wow - amazing quote to go with this profound shot.

biebkriebels said...

What a beautiful photo and a very nice phrase of Frida.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Like others I don't understand the quote. I do however think this is a great entry to the meme.

CaT said...

hmmmm. i dont think i agree with that quote.

NixBlog said...

Beuatiful...

Stickup Artist said...

I'm so glad I scrolled further down. This has particular meaning for me today, and I feel a little better after seeing it...