Porfirio Diaz Mori, the mexican dictator who ruled from 1884 to 1911.
During his rule the legendary artist José Guadalupe Posada created the famous "Catrina" artwork along with many "Calavera" cartoons that were a critique to both Diaz's regime and the mexican society at that time.
Posada's artworks are considered iconographic and established most of the overall style of "dia the muertos" that we know nowadays.
I considered Diaz was the perfect subject for this piece because his regime was an important inspiration to Posada and his magnificent cartoons, that are so famous in mexican culture and traditional dia de muertos style.
Also he is one of the most controverted characters in mexican history as he was both a tyranical figure and a man who forced the development of Mexico by impulsing the industry and technology for that time. I really wanted to make a portrait of him for so long!