Monday, November 28, 2011

Lady Muerte

Natalie VonRaven of Magisterian, from Alberta, Canada created this piece, titled "Lady Muerte" (Lady Death).

I like the mixture of Dia de los Muertos iconography with the large vintage hair roll and makeup. The flowers are found in both images of female calaveras and on 1940s vintage styled women. The makeup incorporates the cat eyes, arched brows and red lips commonly worn in the 1940s as well as the exaggerated details of  calaveras and sugar skulls. The sunken in style of the skull reminds me of skin shrinking on a skeleton in a warm dry climate.


Caryn F. said...

Maybe it's the pronounced cheek-bones, but this skull reminds me of Yzma from The Emperor's New Grove.

Natalie VonRaven said...

Awesome! Thanks =)