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  • Title: La Catrina
  • Artist: QuizWhenYouSmile
  • Description: Just like "Nutkin", this entire painting is only 2 inches by 3 inches. I did this as a gift for a friend. I took the pic with my crappy camera phone, so please excuse the fuzziness. Oils on pre-stretched canvas, (c) 2008 Arran Walker.

    ***The reference work is by Posada, dated 1913.***

    BTW, if you are going to give me a low rating, some constructive, critical feedback would be much-appreciated. Please don't give me a low rating without explaining why. Thanks.
  • Date: 02/02/2009
  • Tags: catrina oils canvas gift skeleton
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Comments (5 Comments)
  • Loserly - 02/04/2009
  • I love this. I didn't expect to find something so unique and non-anime on Gaia, honestly. I've wanted a custom flask with Dia de los Muertos type artwork on it for ages.
  • QuizWhenYouSmile - 02/02/2009
  • Also from Wikipedia: "The image was incorporated into Diego Rivera's mural Dream of a Sunday in Alameda Park, which also includes images of his wife Frida Kahlo, Posada, and a self-portrait of Rivera. In addition to its use as a holiday symbol for the Day of the Dead, the image also has been reinterpreted in numerous forms, including sculpture."
  • QuizWhenYouSmile - 02/02/2009
  • From Wikipedia: "La Calavera de la Catrina is a 1913 zinc etching by Mexican printmaker José Guadalupe Posada. The image has since become a staple of Mexican imagery, and often is incorporated into artistic manifestations of the Day of the Dead in November, such as altars and calavera costumes. The etching was part of his series of calaveras, which were humorous images of contemporary figures depicted as skeletons, which often were accompanied by a poem."
  • QuizWhenYouSmile - 02/02/2009
  • Oh, you mean "Dream of a Sunday Afternoon in Alameda Park" from 1948. Yes, there is a version of la Catrina in that mural. She is one of the most famous "characters" in the Day of the Dead celebration.
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