Nite of the Dead, Janitzio by Unidentified

Nite of the Dead, Janitzio by Unidentified

Nite of the Dead, Janitzio

Unidentified

Title

Nite of the Dead, Janitzio

 
Artist
Year
c. 1940  
Technique
woodcut 
Image Size
9 15/16 x 13 13/16" image and paper size 
Signature
ink signed, lower right 
Edition Size
not stated 
Annotations
ink titled, lower left 
Reference
 
Paper
tissue wove collaged to antique-white wove 
State
 
Publisher
 
Inventory ID
21470 
Price
Price On Request 
Description
Night of the Dead, or Noche de Muertos, is a ritual celebration that precedes Day of the Dead, and in Janitzio takes place on the evening of November 1st, lasting through the day of the 2nd. The island town of Janitzio is located at the top of the main land mass in Lake Patzcuaro, in Michoacan, Mexico. The island is only reachable by boat. During the town's famous El Dia de los Muertos festival, attendees from surrounding areas arrive at the island by candle-lit boats. They then make their way to the town's church and graveyard, where fesitivities last throughout the night. This image depicts this momentous occasion.