Self-Portrait With Monkey (Frida Kahlo, 1938)

Last week I hoped to perhaps see this painting in the Art Gallery of Ontario’s current exhibition, and it turned out to actually be there. I like this painting, yet, like Christina’s World, and perhaps like all other paintings, reproduced images have nothing on the original. This painting totally captured me in the AGO; I …

Patterns: RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (AND ARC)

If you’re a screenwriter you’ve probably talked a great deal already about RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK: it fascinates people.  It’s so “typical” in its structure yet so “atypical” at the same time. This is a special movie; like James Bond, but more rough & tumble, with a mystical, divine intervention.  Jamie Nash was dubious …