Artist Behind Day Of The Dead Images

The Day of the Dead is a great day to remember one of the great artists who most heavily influenced the way Mexico portrays death: José Guadalupe Posada.

An illustrator and political satirist, Posada’s prints of skulls and skeletons left their mark on Mexican popular culture and have become a fixture of Day of the Dead imagery that appears every year around Nov. 1.

The Altar de Muertos in Baker Berry celebrates another inspiring member of the Latino and Dartmouth communities. Carlos Fuentes was one of the most admired writers in the Spanish-speaking world, a catalyst, amongst others, of the explosion of Latin American literature in the 1960s and ’70s, known as El Boom. He wrote plays, short stories, political nonfiction and novels, many of them chronicles of tangled love.

Make sure to go in and admire the altar and the meaning of Dia de los Muertos.

And read more about Jose Guadalupe Posada here:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/01/jose-guadalupe-posada-day-of-the-dead_n_2057382.html?utm_hp_ref=latino-voices

 

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