"Antepasados (Ancestors)" Wine and Ink Fine Art Print by Gilat Ben-Dor


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The Mexican festival of the dead, Día de los Muertos, is a time to honor one’s ancestors and relatives who have recently passed away. Antepasados (Ancestors) seeks to join the living with memories of those they cherish. In this piece, whose original version is painted entirely in aged wine and ink, Gilat Ben-Dor brings intensity to this symbolism in the form of a passionate woman lost in thought, displaying traditional skull-and-floral ornamentation and a cascading crown of roses. Who is she…one of the living, or one of the antepasados?

“It’s no accident that I’ve used aged wine. Aging is wisdom. Time may pass through us, but it carries with it so many memories, lessons, and hopefully with it all, love.” - Gilat Ben-Dor

NOTE: ORIGINAL IS AVAILABLE. The original wine and ink version of this piece is currently available, framed, through Art House Centro Gallery in Tucson, Arizona. Please email Mark at arthouse.centro@gmail.com to inquire.


  • Giclee-style fine art print by Gilat Ben-Dor
  • Hand-leafed metallic accents by the artist, with silver leaf
  • Printed on high-quality watercolor paper
  • This fine art print is being sold UNFRAMED
  • Available in Small (approx. 8x10") or Large (approx. 11x15") 
  • Includes ‘About the Artist’ and ‘About the Artwork’ cards
  • Copyright remains solely with artist, including all reproduction and distribution rights
  • Please note: some color variation may occur from product images due to variations in computer/device color calibration