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Current Location:
Shelf 3D (PDC) -> Posada Print Collection Box 009
Location Notes:
PDC; Section 3; Shelf D; Posada Print Collection Box 009

José Guadalupe Posada Print Collection ➔ Suceso nunca visto: Una mujer que se divide en dos mitades convirtiéndose en serpiente y en esfera de fuego (Never-before-seen-event: A woman that divides into two halves turning into a snake and a sphere of fire)

Artwork
Medium:
Broadside
Date:
circa 1900
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 7 in Width: 10.75 in
Description:
"Suceso nunca visto: Una mujer que se divide en dos mitades convirtiéndose en serpiente y en esfera de fuego" means "Never-before-seen-event: A woman that divides into two halves turning into a snake and a sphere of fire"
Historical Context:
Posada is 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.