Apr 25, 2010
"The majority of Kahlo’s works are self portraits because, as she herself said: “I paint self portraits because I am the person I know best.” She painted mostly with oils, and her paintings are full of bright colors, and were often reminiscent of Mexican folk art."
Dynasty and Divinity: Ife Art in Ancient Nigeria, a landmark exhibition devoted to the art of Ife, the ancient city-state of the Yoruba people of West Africa (in present-day southwestern Nigeria), began its international tour at the Fundación Marcelino Botín, in Santander, Spain, on June 17, 2009. The exhibition features more than 100 extraordinary bronze, terra-cotta, and stone sculptures, ranging in date from the ninth to the fifteenth centuries. Many of these have never been on display outside of Nigeria.