Related Objects
Current Location:
L. William Seidman Center -> 3rd Floor (WSC)
Location Notes:
WSC; 3rd fl., right of Work rm. 3020 ;WSC; 3rd fl., right of Work rm. 3020

Del que ya es hoy Calavara Hablemos de Arnulfo Arroyo (Let Us Remember Arnulfo Arroyo)

Artwork
Medium:
Giclée (Original in the GVSU permanent collection)
Date:
circa 1900
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 16 in Width: 12 in
Historical Context:
The Original Object is Located in the GVSU Art Gallery's Print and Drawing Cabinet 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.