Discovered at JustMad Art Fair (Madrid), ‘Talavera’ (skull) by the Mexican artist Agustín Robledo, from the series “Cosmic Race”, a limited number of skulls showing the artist’s knowledge applied to ceramics. A result of the cultural mix achieved through the encounter between America and the old World, knowledge that remain in place until today.
A common symbol of the holiday is the skull, which celebrants represent in masks, called calacas (skeleton), and foods such as sugar or chocolate skulls, which are inscribed with the name of the recipient on the forehead.
The Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular at the Central and South regions, and by people of Mexican ancestry living in other places, especially the United States. It is acknowledged internationally in many other cultures.
Selected by Very Private Art