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El Fin del Mundo es ya Cierto, Todos Serán Calaveras Adiós, Totos los Vivientes Ahora sí fue de Versa (The End of the World is Now Sure, Everyone Will be Skeletons Goodbye to All the Living This Time it Truly has Come.)

Artwork
Medium:
Giclée of Original Newsprint
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 12 in Width: 16 in
Description:
A: group of skeletons gathered around a grave. B: Skeletons dancing around a volcano, shooting out bones.
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 in Aguascalientes called "El Jicote" (The Bumblebee), which was discontinued after one of his comics severely offended a powerful politician.