Related Objects
Current Location:
South Apartment D -> 2nd Floor (bldg D)
Location Notes:
South D; 2nd fl., left of rm. 208

El Fusilamiento del Francisco Villa (The Execution of Francisco Villa)

Giclée (Original is in the GVSU Permanent Collection)
circa 1900
Artworks - Height: 8 in Width: 12 in
A: Soldiers standing in a line. B: "El amor a la vida"
Historical Context:
José Guadalupe 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".