DAY OF THE DEAD

DAY OF THE DEAD

by VULPA

Original Artwork

Digital Media

297 mm x 420 mm

TO A SKULL

This head, when alive had
On the architecture of its bones
Flesh and hair, by which the eyes,
That stopped to look at it, were made prisoners.

Here the pink mouth was
Fading already with such cold kisses,
Here the emerald eyes were imprinted,
Colour that entertained so many souls.

Here the judgment that was
The source of all movement,
Here the powers of harmony.

Oh mortal beauty, kite in the wind!,
Where such lofty presumption lived,
The worms despise the chamber.

A una calavera (To a skull) written by Lope de Vega (1562 – 1635)

DESCRIPTION

This was an enjoyable Halloween study and the seasonal lightheartedness was infectious.

I drew inspiration from the poem 'A una calavera’ (To a skull) written by Lope de Vega.

The famed Day of the dead celebrations take place throughout south America celebrated on November the 1st and 2nd, where people remember departed family and loved ones. I love the brightly coloured skull make up amalgamated with the Gothic feel.



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