Moving to a new town, in a new state, has had me with mixed emotions. Art has always been around to help cope with them. I am contributing my piece LA CALAVERA CATRINA by the famous Jose Posada to Hobart, my soon to be new town. So far everyone has been very welcoming and extremely helpful. This is a new beginning, and sharing the art I love with the soon to be friends and neighbors excites me. I will definitely go down to downtown tomorrow before I fly back to Los Angeles.
Catrin and Catrina History..."La Catrina has become the referential image of Death in Mexico, it is common to see her embodied as part of the celebrations of Day of the Dead throughout the country; she has become a motive for the creation of handcrafts made from clay or other materials, her representations may vary, as well as the hat." – J.G. Posada
While the original work by Posada introduced the character, the popularity of La Calavera Catrina as well as her name is derived from a work by artist Diego Rivera in his 1947 completed mural Sueño de una Tarde Dominical en la Alameda Central (Dream of a Sunday afternoon along Central Alameda). #catrin#catrina#dayofthedead#diadelosmuertos#diegorivera#calavera#calaveracatrina#posada#joseposada#lacatrina#mexico#mexican#mexicostrong#texmexfunstuff
This October, the @artgalbal will launch Romancing the Skull, a major exhibition examining the depiction of the skull in art, including works by the famous Mexican printmaker José Guadalupe Posada that have never been seen in Australia before. Head to the gallery's website to find out more. Ballarat... this is going to be big!! 💀💀💀#ballarat#bestofballarat#romancingtheskull
Hope you're having a week as romantic as these two! Valentine’s may be over, but the #lovefromthearchives challenge continues! This print from the Jose Guadalupe Posada collection shows a couple sharing an intimate moment. Often referred to as “Printmaker of the Mexican People,” José Guadalupe Posada (1851-1913) is considered a leading contributor to Latin America’s grand satirical print tradition. You can see more of his work in our Digital Collections online.