Poster produced in 1963 for a tribute to Posada. Mexican Day of the Dead in Paris.
A popular artist, Mexican engraver José Guadalupe Posada used to reveal his astonishing, detail-filled compositions in newspapers, before reinventing the calaveras genre, those representations of skeletons particularly popular during the Day of the Dead.
"Posada was so great that one day, perhaps, his name will be forgotten. So prophesied his illustrious compatriot Diego Rivera. Yet the muralist worked hard to build the legend of this genius engraver, whom he saw as "as great as Goya or Jacques Callot". The legend is named José Guadalupe Posada. He was born on February 2, 1852 in Aguascalientes, north of Mexico City. Already at the age of twelve, when he was supposed to be supervising his brother's pupils, the young prodigy spent all his time drawing... A precocious vocation that led him to the Academy of Arts & Crafts and then to an engraving and lithography workshop, where he produced religious prints, visiting cards, copies of famous paintings - and as early as 1871, an illustration for a political pamphlet entitled El Jicote, caricaturing the governor in the manner of Daumier's portraits.
Exhibition - Mexico - Cinema
Fetes des morts Mexican in Paris - Cinema Ranelagh
Good condition, folds
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