Current Location:
Building B (MAK) -> Lower Level - Building B (MAK)
Location Notes:
MAK; LL, near Rm. B-LL-126

José Guadalupe Posada Print Collection ➔ Loa Dicha por Sancho Panza y Dona Cenobia. En Honor de la Pureza de Mari­a Santi­sima ( Praise Dialogue Spoken by Sancho Panza and Dona Cenobia. In Honor of the Purity of the Most Holy Mary)

Artwork
Medium:
Laser Print
Date:
2002
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 12 in Width: 8 in
Description:
Back Side. Male and female "monsters" eating.
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.