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    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.

    Calavera riendo
    2001 Acrílico en fibracel (122cm X 81cm)
    La muerte es representada en múltiples
    formas en las máscaras mejicanas,
    usualmente con una sonrisa burlona para
    recordarnos nuestro destino. Los cultos
    Ancestrales, presentan reverencia por los
    restos de las víctimas de sacrificio y una
    fascinación con la vida del mas allá, eso
    contribuyo a la proliferación de
    representaciones de cráneos y
    esqueletos en el México Pre-Colombino.
    Estas preocupaciones se mantienen
    todavía, en especial entre los pueblos
    nativos, siendo su más amplia expresión
    las celebraciones del Día de los Muertos

    Provenance / History of This Item:

    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.

    Listing Number: 2738237813

  • Subject:
    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

Laughing Calavera
Earney, Michael

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Utopia, United States

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