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AMC: Dia De Los Muertos Life Drawing Session

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Art Model Collective’s partnership with the Cartoon Museum continues with a session inspired by the Day Of The Dead!!

To design this dark yet playful session, we are drawing inspiration from the Mexican cartoonist and political litographist Posada, who used relief printing to produce popular illustrations. If you don't know him by name, you will know him by the iconic satirical artwork which basically defines Dia De Los Muertos imagery we've all grown to know and love!


The Day of the Dead – or Día de Muertos – is a Mexican holiday that reunites the living and dead. It is a time for remembering the lost ones, celebration and spiritual journeys. It's the one time a year when our departed come back to celebrate with us!

The image of La Calavera Catrina is rooted deep within the Mexican psyche, considered to be the personification of Día de Muertos. She was created by José Guadalupe Posada in 1910 and is arguably the country's quintessential image of death.

José Guadalupe Posada was Mexico's most illustrious illustrator. A political cartoonist and engraver, he worked tirelessly for over forty-years producing illustrations for periodicals, newspapers, novels, cookbooks and songbooks.

Posada created his iconic Catrina in 1910. The image – often known as 'The Skull of the Female Dandy' – is a zinc etching that shows a grinning skeleton with a fancy feathered hat. This type of hat would have been common among the upper-classes. During the time in which it was made it would have been common for some members of Mexican high-society to whiten their skin with make-up and adopt aristocratic ways. Becoming more European was a common aspiration for the over-privileged. As the revolution began, Posada created a sort of satirical obituary for this portion of society.


This Sunday's life drawing session starts at 1pm, but the ticket holders are very welcome to come from 12:30 and look around the museum to draw inspiration.

Entry includes admission to the museum and free art materials courtesy of GreatArt

Tickets: £20 (concs for students and unemployed available)

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