The Day Of The Dead Visual Art Analysis

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Art can be interpreted and demonstrated in a different variety of ways. Whether it is through dance, theater, music, or visual art individuals who incorporate art in their lives express their own feelings, ideas, and creativity. Being able to explore the four different stages of art was a great and remembering experience because one was able to see and explore the creative expression of the individuals who were part of the performance. In general, the Day of the dead visual art altars engaged their audience by expressing strong historical connections and powerful emotions. The concept of visual arts refers to a visual perception. Photography, ceramics, paintings, sculpture and decorative arts each successfully demonstrate an example of this …show more content…
On that day many families put together an altar where they add their loved one’s favorite food, beverages, photos, and the traditional pan de Muerto. Other families create sugar skulls and decorations to add colorful and beauty into the altar. This special tradition brings families together and throughout the years each generation of families continue to bring this tradition alive. For instance, Arturo Garcia Osorio, a professor of the department of Hispanic studies at Wesleyan University admires the day of the dead celebration. In his article Osorio (2012) stated that “what makes Dia de Los Muertos an important celebration is how Mexicans choose to continue with an ancient ritual and …show more content…
In fact, many teachers create an altar on their classrooms and engage their student to bring a photo of their loved ones in order to add it to the altar. This is a great and fun activity because students have an opportunity to learn about a different culture or the culture of their own. If teachers continue to show their students these type of traditions, future generations will receive a positive impact and future students will have the opportunity to grow and learn different cultural traditions. If more students continue to incorporate dance, visual arts, theater, and music into their lives they will become much more successful in their academics and their personal lives. Moreover, Donald D Grubber (1994) states the same opinion. Grubber believed that “As students gain experience in art, the level of cognitive responses can and should be increased to include a higher order thinking” (P.

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