José Guadalupe Posada Print Collection ➔ 6 de Mayo Beautificacian de Juan Diego (The 6th of May, 1990 Beautification of Juan Diego)

Artwork

Identifier:
2002.489.2a
Artist:
José Guadalupe Posada
Medium:
Broadside
Date:
circa 1900
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 14 in Width: 19 in
Description:
A. headline is "Juan Diego", shows man with large pic of Mary. B. large photo of pope John Paul.
Historical Context:
Jose Guadalupe Posada was 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
Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Terms
engravers
newspaper columns
political art
printmakers
printmaking
Library of Congress Subjects
Printmakers
Location Notes:
HOL; North Corridor, between rm. 139 and 141