Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Gran calavera eléctrica
- José popo Posada was a Mexican artist who used themes from indigenous culture to religious and satirical effect. Posada's best known work incorporates skulls (calaveras), such as this "Great electric skull" example in which a skeleton hypnotizes other skulls. Posada's work is associated with the modern Mexican holiday Day of the Dead (El Día de los Muertos), which incorporates precolonial traditions. Restored version of File:Gran_calavera_eléctrica.jpg.
The background texture is presumably due to the printing being done on cloth, combined with the age.
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- José Guadalupe Posada, Calavera, Day of the Dead, Folk art
- José Guadalupe Posada
- Support as nominator --Durova297 15:44, 7 August 2009 (UTC)
- Support - a fine example of a notable artist participating in an important aspect of Mexican culture. Oh, by the way, for the record - as I recall, "electric" was being used at that time in a figurative usage to represent what Mesmer called animal magnetism - in other words, hypnosis. Shoemaker's Holiday Over 184 FCs served 18:45, 7 August 2009 (UTC)
- Support as per Shoemaker's GerardM (talk) 13:38, 8 August 2009 (UTC)
- Support per above. Cool. Sasata (talk) 07:02, 9 August 2009 (UTC)
- Support I've added it to folk art as it's exactly what popped into my head when I saw it. Really cool. --mikaultalk 00:40, 13 August 2009 (UTC)