Related Objects
Current Location:
John C. Kennedy Hall of Engineering -> 2nd Floor (KEN)
Location Notes:
KEN; 2nd fl., above Drinking Fountains;KEN; 2nd fl., above Drinking Fountains

Ejemplar y Ciertí­simo Suceso en (True and Praiseworthy Happening ), ca. 1900

Artwork
Medium:
Giclée (Original is the the GVSU Permanent Collection)
Date:
2002
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 16 in Width: 11 in
Description:
Many people outside with buildings crumbling on top of them.
Historical Context:
The original is located in the GVSU Art Gallery's Print and Drawing Cabinet. Posada is a 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.