Presentation on theme: "The Mexican Day of the Dead"— Presentation transcript:
1The Mexican Day of the Dead El Dia de los MuertosThe Mexican Day of the Dead
2The 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.
11Ofrenda in Los Angeles made from television consoles.
12Jose’ Guadalupe Posada (1852 – 1913) popularized the human skeleton 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.
13Posada Calavera PrintOriginals were always done in black and white