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Day of the Dea #2

by Noelle Hunt

Kitsch Art gallery


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Art: Day of the Dea #2 by Artist Noelle Hunt
* please note the stripes on this painting are merely the light coming through the window, they are NOt on the painting itself

Having lived in Mexico as a small child I have always been fascinated by "the Day of the Dead" and the joy with which the skeleton and skull images are used. The idea of a sweet sugary treat wrapped in such a morbid image appeals to me immensely.

Though the subject matter may be considered morbid from the perspective of some other cultures, celebrants typically approach the Day of the Dead joyfully, and though it occurs at the same time as Halloween, All Saints' Day and All Souls Day, the traditional mood is much brighter with emphasis on celebrating and honoring the lives of the deceased, and celebrating the continuation of life; the belief is not that death is the end, but rather the beginning of a new stage in life.
Some people believe the spirits of the dead eat the "spiritual essence" of the ofrenda food, so even though the celebrators eat the food after the festivity, they believe it lacks nutritional value.

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