Day of the Dead decorations have begun. This traditional Mexican celebration has been a source of inspiration for many movies, and murals, such as Spectre, located on the streets of Mexico City, and the fantastic Disney-Pixar movie ‘Coco’.
We don’t want to make you cry – again – remembering Mama Coco, not at all. But if you liked this animated movie, you would probably want to visit the Panteón Municipal Norte in León, Guanajuato.
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67 talented artists came together to bring life and color to this graveyard in Guanajuato. They painted the face of Coco’s characters: Miguel, Héctor, Ernesto de la Cruz, Mamá Imelda, and of course Miguel’s grandmother. Including her flip flop in hand, like any other Mexican mom.
These murals cover more than one thousand square meters! And although they have not been completed, they are a hit on social media. They will be officially presented on October 31, and Guanajuato is more than ready to welcome every Mexican family that attend this place to visit their loved ones.
“In each project, I have felt very happy to paint and leave something here, to leave my essence.” – Manuel Arias, urban artist for an interview with Excelsior.
These wonderful murals started last year with the aim of giving, through art, some color to public places. Check out these amazing murals filled with Mexican art and talent.
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