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Current Location:
South Apartment E -> 2nd Floor (bldg E)
Location Notes:
South E; B-2, left of rm. 231

Verdaderos Versos de Macario Romero (True Terses of Macario Romero)

Artwork
Medium:
Giclée (Original is in GVSU Permanent Collection)
Date:
circa 1900;2002
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 8 in Width: 12 in
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.