Presentation on theme: "El Dia de los Muertos The Mexican Day of the Dead."— Presentation transcript:
El Dia de los Muertos The Mexican Day of the Dead
The Days of the dead are celebrated in many Latin American countries but no where to the extent they are in Mexico. A national holiday in Mexico, a joyous and sacred time to welcome the souls of the dead; it is a celebration in which the living and the dead are joined together if even for a short time. November first honors departed children, los angelitos while November second focuses on the departed adults.
Cemetery in Mexico
Traditional Altars or Ofrendas Sidewalk Tabletop
Ofrenda in a Mexican village. Ofrenda in a Mexican village.
Mexican sugar skulls are a traditional folk art from Mexico.
Traditional Ceramic Skulls
Ofrenda in Los Angeles made from television consoles.
Jose Guadalupe Posada (1852 – 1913) popularized the human skeleton. Posada was an engraver and artist who created cartoon illustrations for many popular tabloids specifically targeted at the masses. Calaveras satirized all elements of society, particularly the upper-class and government officials.
Posada Calavera Print Originals were always done in black and white
Colored Posada print
Posada prints inspired a new generation of artist. Frieda Kahlo
Calaveras (skeletons) in product design.
Skeleton figures used in the Day of the Dead celebrations have provided inspiration for those working in film and printed media.
Looney tunes Calaveras
This was presentation created by: Mrs. P. Mitchell