Death is represented in multiple ways in
Mexican masks, usually with a mocking smile
to remind us of our fate. Ancestor worship,
reverence for the remains of sacrificial
victims and a fascination with the afterlife
contributed to a proliferation of
representations of skulls and skeletons in
Pre-Columbian Mexico. These concerns
continue today, especially among the native
peoples, it's most overt expression being
seen during the Dia de los Muertos (Day of
the Dead) celebrations.
This artwork is hand-painted in acrylic on Masonite. It is a framed original. AS SEEN in the Book 'Magic Faces, Caras Magicas' written by Michael P. Earney. It has been displayed in multiple art galleries and has had many articles written about the work.
Image/object size (inches):
48 (height) 32 (width) 0 (depth)
The above image is an estimate of the size of the image/object compared to an average person. Box will only show a max 70 inches height x 70 inches width.
Laughing Calavera Acrylic on Masonite, framed original