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Dia de los Muertos & Catrina

October 19, 2017

 

The image of Catrina, originally created by Mexican artist Jose Posada circa 1910, captures the famous calaveras or skeleton image that had become popular at the turn of the 20th century. The original image portrays a person who was ashamed of his or her indigenous origins and dressed imitating the French style while wearing lots of makeup to make his or her skin look whiter. This description also ties to the original name garbancera, which became a nickname given to people of indigenous ancestry who imitated European style and denied their own cultural heritage. Catrina, in particular, has become an icon of the Mexican Día de los muertos. Here is my 2017 "Cat-rina"...

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