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Current Location:
Section 18 (VS) -> Middle Shelf (VS18)
Location Notes:
IDC; Vertical Storage; Section 18; Middle Shelf

Revolucionaria (Revolutionary)

Artwork
Medium:
Giclée (Original is in the GVSU Permanent Collection)
Date:
circa 2005
Dimensions:
Artworks -
Description:
The title "Revolucionaria" means Revolutionary, and the image depicts a woman wearing a long skirt, collared shirt, and large brimmed hat is leaning her elbow on a gun. The title having a feminine ending points to her being the revolutionary.
Historical Context:
José Guadalupe Posada was a Mexican engraver and lithographer best known for his "Calaveras," which often assume various costumes, such as the Calavera de la Catrina, the "Calavera of the Female Dandy," which was meant to satirize the life of the upper classes during the reign of Porfirio Díaz. Most of his imagery was meant to make a religious or satirical point. Since his death, however, his images have become associated with the Mexican holiday Dí­a de los Muertos, the "Day of the Dead." He started out making comics for a local Mexican newspaper of Aguascalientes called "El Jicote" ("The Bumblebee") which was discontinued after one of his comics severely offended a powerful politician.

Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Term:
inkjet prints