Current Location:
John C. Kennedy Hall of Engineering -> 3rd Floor (KEN)
Location Notes:
KEN; 3rd fl., left of rm. 322

José Guadalupe Posada Print Collection ➔ Loa Dicha por un Petatero y una Tortillera, en Honor del Senor de las Maravillas. (A Praise Dialogue Spoken by a Vender of Mats and a Tortilla-Maker, in Honor of the Lord of the Marvelous)

Laser Print
Artworks - Height: 12 in Width: 8 in
Back side. Man with a large, flat object rolled into a column strapped to his back.
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.