Mexican Skull Art and Paintings

Subtleties of death and the afterlife in Mexican cultural traditions, recalled from years as an artist in Mexico.

Mexican national holiday Day of the Dead holidays (Día de los Muertos) sees gatherings of family and friends to pray for and to remember the dead.  Day of the Dead skeletons in paintings brings about varied contexts of the dead.  Traditions include private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, pan de Muertos, marigolds, and grave visits with favorite food and drinks.

Stories of ghost spottings at a railroad track or by a riverside are inherent in Mexican culture.  A dead Charro is to Mexico what Elvis is to America.  Exception: Mexican recounting of seeing ghosts is always in skeletal form or with a facial mask - not uncommon to hear stories of seeing a skeleton on a horseback riding by a riverside.  

"We Are All Going The Same Direction", "Crossing Death River", “Staircase to the Afterlife”, “Three Amigos”, "Tattoo on the Bones", “Esperanza Gray”, “Night Riders”, and “Purple Waters”, all honor this Mexican phenomenon. 

 

 


Ealy Mays' Mexican art gallery featuring the Mexican Dead Series, Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), Mexican culture, calavera, calacas, Aztec festival, Mictecacihuatl, Mexican posters & prints, and other Mexican artworks online

Rate this item
(0 votes)

Title: Sombrero Phantom Dancers
Type: Oil on Canvas
Year Painted: 1993 
Available only in Prints, Posters, and Memorabilia

         
 
tblsep  Buy Prints and Memorabilia cart
Rate this item
(0 votes)

Title: We're All Going The Same Way
Type:
Oil on Canvas
Year
Painted: 200
Dimensions:
L 19.25” (48.9 cm) W 23.25” 59 cm)
Price:
$12,000 - Also available in prints and memorabilia

         
Buy Original Artwork
tblsep  Buy Prints and Memorabilia cart
Rate this item
(0 votes)

Title: Crossing Death River
Type: Oil on Canvas
Year Painted: 200
Dimensions: L 19.25” (48.9 cm) W 23.25” 59 cm)
Price: $12,000 - Also available in prints and memorabilia

         
Buy Original Artwork
tblsep  Buy Prints and Memorabilia cart
Rate this item
(0 votes)

Title: Tattoo on the Bones
Type: Oil on Canvass
Year Printed: 2012
Dimensions: L 25.5” (64.7 cm) W 19.75” (50 cm)
Price: $3,500 - Also available in prints and memorabilia

         
Buy Original Artwork
tblsep  Buy Prints and Memorabilia cart
Rate this item
(0 votes)

Title: Night Riders
Type: Oil on Canvas
Year Painted: 2011
Dimensions: L 55” (139.7 cm) W 37” (94 cm)
Price: $5,000 - Also available in prints and memorabilia

         
Buy Original Artwork
tblsep  Buy Prints and Memorabilia cart
Rate this item
(0 votes)

Title: Three Amigos
Type: Oil on Canvass
Year Painted: 2009
Dimensions: L 12”(30 cm) W 31.75”(81 cm)
Price: $1,500 - Also available in prints and memorabilia

         
Buy Original Artwork
tblsep  Buy Prints and Memorabilia cart
Rate this item
(0 votes)

Title: Portrait of Esperanza Gray
Type: Wood Encased Oil Canvas
Year Painted: 2010
Dimensions: L 18” (46cm) W 24” (61cm)
Price: $1,500 - Also available in prints and memorabilia

         
Buy Original Artwork
tblsep  Buy Prints and Memorabilia cart
Rate this item
(0 votes)

Title: Purple Water
Type: Oil on Canvas
Year Painted: 2011
Dimensions: L 24” (61 cm) W 20” (50.5 cm)
Price: $800 - Also available in prints and memorabilia

         
Buy Original Artwork
tblsep  Buy Prints and Memorabilia cart
Rate this item
(0 votes)

Title: Staircase to the Afterlife
Type: Oil on canvas
Year Painted: 2010
Dimensions: L 38.75” (101 cm) W 30” (76 cm)
Price: $1,700 - Also available in prints and memorabilia

         
Buy Original Artwork
tblsep  Buy Prints and Memorabilia cart
Rate this item
(0 votes)

Title: Yellow Guitar
Type: Oil on Canvas
Year Painted: 1993 
Available only in Prints, Posters, and Memorabilia

         
 
tblsep  Buy Prints and Memorabilia cart

Welcome to Ealy Mays Artworks

Celebration of over 150 years of Black Literary and Artistic development in Paris

Here you will find the works of one of the most prolific African American artists. Based in Paris, France, this selection includes current masterpieces as well retrospectives from a body of over 30 years as an ethnic artist painting in the United States, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Europe. Your choice of paintings, prints, posters, postcards, puzzles, memorabilia, T-shirts, collectibles, accessories,and more, is only a click away. Read more

It is the spectator and not life, that really mirrors art”  The Picture of Dorian Gray …Oscar Wilde

Newsletter Signup

Stay informed on our latest news, exhibits,events and more

Not Enough. Want to stay informed? Follow me now...