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Current Location:
L. William Seidman Center -> 3rd Floor (WSC)
Location Notes:
WSC; 3rd fl., between Offices 3051 and 3053 ;WSC; 3rd fl., between Offices 3051 and 3053

Himno Nacional Mexicano (Mexican National Anthem)

Artwork
Medium:
Giclée (Original is in the GVSU Permanent Collection)
Date:
circa 1900
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 16 in Width: 12 in
Description:
Angel holding an olive wreath floating over the flags of the USSR and Nazi Germany. Two men in the upper left corner of the image.
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.