José Guadalupe Posada Print Collection ➔ Corrido del Zenzontle (Ballad of the Zenzontle)

Artwork

Identifier:
2002.492.2b
Artist:
José Guadalupe Posada
Medium:
Newsprint
Date:
circa 2002
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 8 in Width: 12 in
Description:
A: "De Macario Romero". B: Pic of a rose.
Historical Context:
José Guadalupe Posada was 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.
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Location Notes:
South E; D-2, left of rm. 246