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Day of the Dead Sculptures

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Papier-mâché sculpture is a popular Mexican folk art.  Skeleton figures like these are especially sought out for the Day of the Dead, and these pieces are currently on exhibit in Life After Death: The Day of the Dead in Mexico.  These figures represent Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.  The design is based on one of Kahlo’s paintings, shown at the bottom right of this photo.  The bases of the individual figures fit together to form a heart.  The sculptures were made by Felipe Linares Mendoza.  The Linares family is famous for their papier-mâché sculptures, and pieces of theirs are featured in museums around the world.

Category: Artifacts