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José Guadalupe Posada Print Collection ➔ Asi­ se Baila en Cuba! El Casabel (This is How They Dance in Cuba! The Bell)

Artwork

Identifier:
2002.500.1b
Artist:
José Guadalupe Posada
Medium:
Newsprint
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 7 in Width: 11 in
Description:
A: woman with a basket, B: man with a large head dancing with a woman.
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.
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Location Notes:
MAK; LL, near rm. B-LL-126