Las Muertas: a Truly Surreal Tribute to the Mexican Day of the Dead

Called “Las Muertas”, brought by California-based photographer Tim Tadder, this haunting photo series is inspired by the Mexican Day of the Dead, the choice of skull-painted women pays subtle homage to the festival’s Aztec roots where Mictecacihuatl, the goddess of the underworld, was worshiped. With the help of makeup artist Krisztianna and costume designer Julia Reeser, Tadder created these incredible photos – something deadly and beautiful. The combination of color, destruction and foreboding storm makes a truly surreal tribute to the traditions of the Dia De Los Muertos holiday.

If you like it, don’t forget to check our previous post of “17 Amazing Día de los Muertos Sugar Skull Make-up Art“.

Las Muertas: a Truly Surreal Tribute to the Mexican Day of the Dead
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17 Amazing Día de los Muertos Sugar Skull Make-up Art

Day of the Dead(Día de los Muertos)is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and around the world in other cultures. The holiday starts at midnight of October 31 and continues till November 2nd, focusing on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. Unlike North American Halloween tradition which death is something to be feared, Day of the Dead – or Dia de los muertos actually celebrates it and welcomes all the departed spirits home. There are many artwork created in the spirit of Día de los Muertos, which is meant to show the duality of life and make death a part of life. Bright color and symbol like calaveras(skull) are widely used in those creation. And Recently, a highly artistic style of make-up design using calaveras(skull) has been developed, which combines stunning face paint with various flowers, beads and any other props. Here are 17 Amazing photos of “Día de los Muertos” Makeup Art, take a look and hope it gives you some inspiration for your skull party look.

17 Amazing Día de los Muertos Sugar Skull Make-up Art
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