NekromantiK

NekromantiK

This is the first work of the new series of drawings.
Necromancy (/ˈnɛkrɵˌmænsi/) is a claimed form of magic involving communication with the deceased – either by summoning their spirit as an apparition or raising them bodily – for the purpose of divination, imparting the means to foretell future events or discover hidden knowledge. The term may sometimes be used in a more general sense to refer to black magic or witchcraft.

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La Catrina

Tra poco si parte per il Mexico.Il paese de La Catrina; elegante signora in ossa, rappresentazione di una classe privilegiata che dominò in Messico tra la fine del XIXº e il principio del XXº secolo, durante la dittatura di Porfirio Díaz. Il nome Catrina proviene dalla parola “Catrin”, sinonimo di elegante, distinto, ben vestito, fino, sfisticato e altri aggettivi con i quali il popolo denominava la classe privilegiata di questa epoca. La catrina è la compagna del Catrin e con questo connubio è rimasta intatta fino ai nostri giorni. Le rappresentazioni di poesia popolare e di illustrazioni furono iniziati da Manuel Manilla e proseguiti da José Guadalupe Posada che riusci a creare un mondo fanastico tramite questo personaggio che rappresentavano la commedia umana. Attualmente la Catrina è ricordata in mille modi, e si celebra il 2 novembre ne “el dia de los muertos”. Con il suo sorriso, i suoi colori, la sua eleganza, ci invita a cogliere l’attimo per vivere in pieno la nostra vita. La sua doppia identità è un modo di ricordarci chi siamo e dove andiamo.

La Calavera Catrina (‘The Elegant Skull’) is a 1910 zinc etching by Mexican printmaker José Guadalupe Posada. The image has since become a staple of Mexican imagery, and often is incorporated into artistic manifestations of the Day of the Dead in November, such as altars and calavera costumes. The etching was part of his series of calaveras, which were humorous images of contemporary figures depicted as skeletons, which often were accompanied by a poem.

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Popularized by José Guadalupe Posada, this Catrina is the skeleton of an upper class woman, and one of the most popular figures of the Day of the Dead celebrations, which occur during two days, November 1 and November 2, corresponding with the Catholic holy days of All Saints Day and All Souls Day. Although these holy days have a long cultural history reaching into the prehistoric traditions of several European cultures, many aspects of the Mexican festival have indigenous origins in an Aztec festival dedicated to the goddess Mictecacihuatl. After the conquest of Mexico, the Spanish superimposed their cultural traditions upon the similar Aztec festival and a synthesis occurred. La Catrina, as it is commonly known, was a popular print in Posada’s day, but soon faded from the popular memory. Along with the rest of Posada’s prints, it was revived by French artist and art historian Jean Charlot shortly after the Mexican Revolution in the 1920s. La Catrina soon gained iconic status as a symbol of uniquely Mexican art and was reproduced en masse.

Queste sono le mie Catrinas. Inchiostro su pergamena.

This is my Catrinas. Ink on parchment.

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