José Guadalupe Posada Print Collection ➔ Suceso Nunca Visto Rosa la Bruja . ¡¡¡Una Mujer Que se Divide en Dos mitades, Convirtiéndos en Serpiente y en Esfera de Fuego!!! (A Never Before Seen Happening Rosa the Witch a Woman That Divides Herself In Two, Transforming Herself Into a Serpent and Into a Sphere of Fire!!!)

Artwork

Identifier:
2002.493.3b
Artist:
José Guadalupe Posada
Medium:
Laser Print
Date:
2002
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 7 in Width: 11 in
Description:
A: "Suceso Nunca Visto" two men, snake and a big face. B: All text.
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.
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Location Notes:
PDC; Box 6/6