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Calaveras: Mexican Prints for the Day of the Dead

by Redstone Press - £9.99  Redstone Press (2009)
hardback    ISBN 13: 9781870003575 | ISBN 10: 1870003578

Calaveras (Spanish for skulls) are produced every year for the Day of the Dead a day of festivity when prints, skeletal artefacts, toys, cakes and sweets are sold and ritualistic offerings made to dead relatives.
 
The great Mexican printmakers Manuel Manilla (1830-1895) and J. G. Posada (1852-1913) made hundreds of Calaveras or Dances of Death which showed skeletons in everyday acts, working, drinking, dancing, preaching, fighting, flirting and riding bicycles and display an incomparable mixture of vitality and morbidity.
 
Contains 22 prints.

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In booklists: Festivals and Celebrations: Day of the Dead, Art and Artists - Latin America and Caribbean,
In categories: Spirituality, World - Latin America & Caribbean, Arts & Creativity,

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