|Sky over Galisteo|
And so I was reminded when visiting the installation of Kames Turrell's The Light Inside at the MFAH.
|Turrell's Deep Sky|
And then there were the black on white prints.
After a surfeit of color filled rooms I ambled over to the wall of Posada's Calaveras prints.
What was it that inspired several artists to portray their world as skeletons? The Mexican Posada lived 1852-1913.
|Mexican Tour de France on drugs :-)?|
Posada's art becomes folk art especially for the Dia de los Muertos November 2. Which in Europe is celebrated as All Souls Day, while November 1 is All Saints Day! In Mexico as also in most European countries these are the days to visit cemeteries.
|Posada's take on society:-)|
|Posada: Addressing the nation ;-)?|
|James Ensor's take on society?|
|Ensor's Skeletons warming themselves at a fire|