273 great 19th-century woodcuts: crimes, miracles, skeletons, ads, portraits, news cuts. Table of contents includes Calaveras; Disasters; National Events; Religion and Miracles; Don Chepito Marihuano; Chapbook Covers; Chapbook Illustrations; and Everyday Life.
Originally published in 1930, Posada: Monografía is a facsimile edition of the first monograph of the great Mexican illustrator and engraver José Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913).
Author: Jose Posada
Publisher: Rm Verlag
Originally published in 1930, Posada: Monografía is a facsimile edition of the first monograph of the great Mexican illustrator and engraver José Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913). Reprinted to coincide with the 100th anniversary of his death, reproduces more than 400 of the most iconic prints from Posada's vast output, collected by Pablo O'Higgins from those that could be located and identified at the time. Posada and Manuel Manilla--a talented engraver who greatly influenced Posada--were the two artists of their day who best interpreted the lives and social attitudes of Mexican people. Posada, in particular, is in the great tradition of illustrators who double as political and social commentators (a tradition that also includes Aubrey Beardsley and Honoré Daumier). The images of the high-spirited, at times macabre broadsheets reproduced in Posada: Monografía include the famous calaveras, or skeleton creatures, along with illustrations for songs, corridos (traditional ballads) and religious prayers. The skeletons in the barrios were a metaphor for a corrupt society; Posada supplemented his black humor with lampoons of venal politicians, and, not surprisingly, was jailed on several occasions for his transgressions. With their striking visual qualities, his ingenious images did much to enrich the tradition of the popular Mexican print. Posada: Monografía also includes an introduction by Frances Toor, the legendary editor of Mexican Folkways magazine, and an essay by Diego Rivera.
Author: Charles Ramírez BergPublish On: 2015-09-01
Finally, there is this tantalizing comment in Roberto Berdecio and Stanley Appelbaum, Posada's Popular Mexican Prints (New York: Dover, 1972): “The relationship between popular [Mexican] graphic art ... and the imaginative inventions of ...
Author: Charles Ramírez Berg
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Category: Performing Arts
From the mid-1930s to the late 1950s, Mexican cinema became the most successful Latin American cinema and the leading Spanish-language film industry in the world. Many Cine de Oro (Golden Age cinema) films adhered to the dominant Hollywood model, but a small yet formidable filmmaking faction rejected Hollywood’s paradigm outright. Directors Fernando de Fuentes, Emilio Fernández, Luis Buñuel, Juan Bustillo Oro, Adolfo Best Maugard, and Julio Bracho sought to create a unique national cinema that, through the stories it told and the ways it told them, was wholly Mexican. The Classical Mexican Cinema traces the emergence and evolution of this Mexican cinematic aesthetic, a distinctive film form designed to express lo mexicano. Charles Ramírez Berg begins by locating the classical style’s pre-cinematic roots in the work of popular Mexican artist José Guadalupe Posada at the turn of the twentieth century. He also looks at the dawning of Mexican classicism in the poetics of Enrique Rosas’ El Automóvil Gris, the crowning achievement of Mexico’s silent filmmaking era and the film that set the stage for the Golden Age films. Berg then analyzes mature examples of classical Mexican filmmaking by the predominant Golden Age auteurs of three successive decades. Drawing on neoformalism and neoauteurism within a cultural studies framework, he brilliantly reveals how the poetics of Classical Mexican Cinema deviated from the formal norms of the Golden Age to express a uniquely Mexican sensibility thematically, stylistically, and ideologically.
Posada's Popular Mexican Prints: 273 Cuts by José Guadalupe Posada. New York: Dover Publications, 1972. Bonilla Reyna, Helia Emma, ed. José Guadalupe Posada: A 100 años de su partida. México City: Instituto Cultural de Aguascalientes, ...
Author: Duncan Tonatiuh
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Funny Bones tells the story of how the amusing calaveras—skeletons performing various everyday or festive activities—came to be. They are the creation of Mexican artist José Guadalupe (Lupe) Posada (1852–1913). In a country that was not known for freedom of speech, he first drew political cartoons, much to the amusement of the local population but not the politicians. He continued to draw cartoons throughout much of his life, but he is best known today for his calavera drawings. They have become synonymous with Mexico’s Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) festival. Juxtaposing his own art with that of Lupe’s, author Duncan Tonatiuh brings to light the remarkable life and work of a man whose art is beloved by many but whose name has remained in obscurity. The book includes an author’s note, bibliography, glossary, and index.
Author: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)Publish On: 1990
Who then is losé Guadalupe Posada? He is the best known of a group of talented printmakers for the popular press whose boldly expressive images not only document Mexican life in the Porfiriato but also illuminate the universality of ...
Author: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Examines the Pre-Columbian, Colonial, Nineteenth Century, and Twentieth Century periods of Mexican art and artifacts
Also included here are excerpts from classic texts on the artist by Jean Charlot, Jose Clemente Orozco, Frida Kahlo, Andre Breton and others, as well as statements by poets and artists of our own time - Dennis Brutus, Rikki Ducornet, ...
Author: José Guadalupe Posada
Publisher: Charles H Kerr Publishing Company
Because of the high quality and the quantity of his art, Jose Guadalupe Posada is the one Mexican printmaker who has acquired posthumous and international fame. Posada was at his peak at the turn of the 20th century, during the closing years of the Diaz dictatorship. He has long been recognized as one of the personifications of the ensuing Mexican Revolution, which he did not live to se e completed. He illustrated many broadsides of revolutionary ballads, printed on cheap paper and sold for centavos in the streets. [from the Introduction by Carlos Cortez] Published on the 150th anniversary of Posada's birth (1852-2002), this book features 121 of the finest works by the great popular engraver and relief etcher who inspired not only the Mexican muralists but also the international Surrealist movement as well as poster artists and radical cartoonists from all over the world. Also included here are excerpts from classic texts on the artist by Jean Charlot, Jose Clemente Orozco, Frida Kahlo, Andre Breton and others, as well as statements by poets and artists of our own time - Dennis Brutus, Rikki Ducornet, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Franklin Rosemont, Joseph Jablonski, Ted Joans, Casandra Stark Mele, and many more - all published here for the first time.
Revolutionary Art and the Mexican Print Deborah Caplow ... As the art historian Dawn Ades points out , For the muralists , seeking a way of engaging directly with revolutionary Mexico and creating a popular art , Posada offered a visual ...
Author: Deborah Caplow
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Monografie over leven en werk van de Mexicaanse prentkunstenaar (1902-1969), met de nadruk op de jaren dertig en veertig waarin hij politiek zeer actief was. Ook de invloeden van en naar andere kunstenaars uit zijn tijd komen aan bod.
Posada's Popular Mexican Prints. New York: Dover. Berg, Charles RamõÂrez. 1994. ``The Cinematic Invention of Mexico: The Poetics and Politics of the Fernandez-Figueroa Style.'' In The Mexican Cinema Project. Ed. Chon Noriega and Robert ...
Author: Toby Miller
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Performing Arts
This volume of specially commissioned work by experts in the fieldof film studies provides a comprehensive overview of the field. Itsinternational and interdisciplinary approach will have a broadappeal to those interested in this multifaceted subject. Provides a major collection of specially commissioned work byexperts in the field of film studies. Represents material under a variety of headings, includingclass, race, gender, queer theory, nation, stars, ethnography,authorship, and spectatorship. Offers an international approach to the subject, includingcoverage of topics such as genre, image, sound, editing, cultureindustries, early cinema, classical Hollywood, and TV relations andtechnology. Includes concise chapter-by-chapter accounts of the backgroundand current approaches to each topic, followed by a prognosticationon the future. Considers cinema studies in relation to other forms ofknowledge, such as critical studies, anthropology, andliterature.
Posada , Messenger of Mortality ( London : Redstone , 1989 ) ; R. Berdicio and S. Appelbaum , Posada's Popular Mexican Prints ( New York : Dover , 1972 ) ; in Spanish , J. Soler , et al . , eds . , Posada y la Prensa Ilustrada : Signos ...
Author: Iain Borden
Publisher: MIT Press
A look beyond design process and buildings aimed at discovering new ways of looking at the urban experience.
But such prints went beyond this , taking their place historically speaking among the revolutionary in Europe or for example in Mexico the powerful popular print of Posada whose sympathies sprang from revolutionary movements and ...
Author: John Lust
Category: Social Science
The book is a first attempt to present the Chinese popular blockprint illustration for display, its culture, history and workshops. It shows how it blossomed out in the urban and rural scenes of recent centuries, finally to succumb to nationalism and revolution.
"Close examination of Posada's work in context, including shocking crimes, executions, folkloric subjects, bandits, the coming of the Revolution, sources of Posada's style, etc., which help in understanding his spontaneous working-class ...
Author: Patrick Frank
"Close examination of Posada's work in context, including shocking crimes, executions, folkloric subjects, bandits, the coming of the Revolution, sources of Posada's style, etc., which help in understanding his spontaneous working-class outlook"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.
Marijuana and the Origins of Mexico's War on Drugs Isaac Campos ... Gretton, “Posada and the 'Popular,'” 32–33. 4. ... These and other images can be found in Berdecio and Appelbaum, Posada's Popular Mexican Prints, plates 155–65. 15.
Author: Isaac Campos
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Historian Isaac Campos combines wide-ranging archival research with the latest scholarship on the social and cultural dimensions of drug-related behavior in this telling of marijuana's remarkable history in Mexico. Introduced in the sixteenth century by the Spanish, cannabis came to Mexico as an industrial fiber and symbol of European empire. But, Campos demonstrates, as it gradually spread to indigenous pharmacopoeias, then prisons and soldiers' barracks, it took on both a Mexican name--marijuana--and identity as a quintessentially "Mexican" drug. A century ago, Mexicans believed that marijuana could instantly trigger madness and violence in its users, and the drug was outlawed nationwide in 1920. Home Grown thus traces the deep roots of the antidrug ideology and prohibitionist policies that anchor the drug-war violence that engulfs Mexico today. Campos also counters the standard narrative of modern drug wars, which casts global drug prohibition as a sort of informal American cultural colonization. Instead, he argues, Mexican ideas were the foundation for notions of "reefer madness" in the United States. This book is an indispensable guide for anyone who hopes to understand the deep and complex origins of marijuana's controversial place in North American history.
Truly an attitude towards death that has survived the succeeding centuries in Mexico. ... For more detailed information on Manilla and Posada see: Posada's Popular Mexican Prints (0-486-22854-1), Dover Publications, Inc. 5.
Author: Jean Moss
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Presents a collection of historical engravings depicting costumed skeletons representing the Mexican celebration of of Dia de los Muertos.
For broadsheet drawings of the crime and trial, see Ron Tyler, Posada's Mexico (Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1979), 218–20; Roberto Berdecio and Stanley Appelbaum, eds., Posada's Popular Mexican Prints: 273 Cuts by José ...
Author: Steven B. Bunker
Publisher: UNM Press
"This study shows how goods and consumption embodied modernity in the time of Porfirio Dâiaz. Through case studies of tobacco marketing, department stores, advertising, shoplifting, and a famous jewelry robbery and homicide, he provides a tour of daily life in Porfirian Mexico City, overturning conventional wisdom that only the middle and upper classes participated in this culture"--Provided by publisher.