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Current Location:
L. William Seidman Center -> 3rd Floor (WSC)
Location Notes:
WSC; 3rd fl., between Offices 3125 and 3123 ;WSC; 3rd fl., between Offices 3125 and 3123

Juego de Dados (Game of Dice)

Artwork
Medium:
Giclée (Original is in the GVSU Print and Drawing Cabinet)
Date:
circa 1900
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 12 in Width: 16 in
Description:
Game board with 64 small spaces with pictures in them.
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.