Related Objects
Aquí Está la Canción Moderna de Celia (Here is a Modern Song of Celia)
Current Location:
Shelf C6 (CS1) -> Box 118
Location Notes:
IDC; Compressed Shelving Unit 1; Section C; Shelf C6; Box 118

Aquí Está la Canción Moderna de Celia... (Here is a Modern Song of Celia...)

Artwork
Medium:
Giclée (Original is in the GVSU Permanent Collection)
Date:
2002
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 15 in Width: 11 in
Description:
Skeleton holding the tail of a larger devilish skeleton.
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.