Current Location:
South Apartment E -> 1st Floor (bldg E)
Location Notes:
South E; C-1, right of rm. 161

A Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe Sonteo (To Our Lady of Guadalupe Sonnet)

Artwork
Medium:
Gicée (Original is in the GVSU Permanent Collection)
Date:
2002
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 15.5 in Width: 11 in
Description:
Large pic of the Lady Guadalupe with two angels above and one below.
Historical Context:
José Guadalupe Posada was a Mexican engraver and lithographer best known for his "calaveras" ("skeletons"), which often assume various costumes, such as the "Calavera de la Catrina" ("Skeleton 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 ("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.