Day of the Dead: Tattoo Art Collection Book - Edition Reuss
All of the artwork in Day of the Dead: Tattoo Artwork Collection share a common theme: a lust for life and reverence of death - all explored in engaging paintings, drawings, photography and sculpture. This book represents a veritable compendium of skulls and Catrinas with impressive artistic scope, and a valuable source of inspiration for contemporary tattoo artwork.
Skulls and Catrinas are the most significant attributes of Mexico`s traditional celebration of The Day of the Dead, El Dia de los Muertos. Such pleasures are brilliantly displayed in the artwork featured, in full vibrant color, on the pages of Day of the Dead: Tattoo Artwork Collection. In this massive hardcover, Edgar Hoill has assembled renowned tattooists from around the world, who uniquely interpret the icons of this sacred day.
The Calaveras, literally, "skulls", are artfully manifested in various forms among the artwork. Images of Catrina, the covert queen of the dead, within this book demonstrate how the artists view death as something to be laughed at and not feared. Also populating these pages are beautiful women with skeletal features transposed over their faces, bringing to mind the joy and suffering of love.