CONTRAST BETWEEN DEATH AND LIFE: OF NEW BEGINNINGS AND FINDING PEACE. "I have a fascination with the symbolism of Día de Muertos, which is based on a celebration of living life while honoring those who have passed away. I wanted to bring this concept into this painting by placing a beautiful woman in the foreground while mixing in symbols from the holiday such as flowers and skulls. Looking at this woman, you understand that she is trying to make peace with her own mortality.
This is the way: where we are going to meet death, life waits for us in the middle of our path." Eva | Painter
Here we have again a hand painted artwork in the pop art genre, portraying a Mexican woman with a typical makeup of Mexican holiday Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) that celebrates, with joy and humor, the triumph of life over death.
“Memento Mori” is an oil painting that has a decorative background stimulating our senses: the makeup reminds us about the contrast between death and life, yet also celebrates their union. The bright colors in this artwork speak of new beginnings and finding peace. The details in her makeup are so rich that they give off an air of calmness. She is the perfect mix of life and death: beautiful and alive but also dark and eerie because she is wearing a skull on her head.
Technique Oil on canvas
Details Style: portrait
Country of origin: USA
Fit Stretched: on supported wooden frame
Unstretched: rolled canvas