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Culture, Plates 3
About This Project

The images for this print were influenced by the fifteenth-century painting, The Amolfini Wedding, by Flemish artist Jan Van Eyck. Just as  the couple in Van Eyck’s painting, Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, two famous Mexican artists, stand static surrounded by symbols. The Frida figure holds a doll symbolizing the child she never had. The skeletons represent the joyous feast of the Day of the Dead. They dance and sing in honor of the couple. The dancing skeletons were influenced by Jose Guadalupe Posada, the early twentieth-century artist and social commentator. The candles illuminate the pat for the dead to follow.