INESSASTANISHEVSKAYA | biomedical communication

Medium | Graphite

About | The calaveras, or skulls or animated skeletons, were popularized by José Guadalupe Posada, and were originally cartoons that widely circulated in newspapers and gazettes, and were intended as social commentary. La Calavera de la Catrina ("The Elegant Skull") was perhaps the most famous of these- a skeleton of a high-society lady wearing a fancy hat, and later became an icon of the Mexican Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead.

Since then, the Calavera Catrina has been a popularly explored symbol in art, and this was my interpretation.