Gracias, José Guadalupe Posada, for ‘La Calavera Catrina’ (video)

by Lucida Grandé on October 27, 2017 in Cartoons, Video


La Calavera Catrina (‘Dapper Skeleton’, ‘Elegant Skull’) is a 1910–1913 zinc etching by famous Mexican printmaker, cartoon illustrator and lithographer José Guadalupe Posada.. The image depicts a female skeleton dressed only in a hat befitting the upper class outfit of a European of her time, a satirical portrait of those Mexican natives who, Posada felt, were aspiring to adopt European aristocratic traditions in the pre-revolution era. — Wikipedia

[Video via the Mexican Cultural Center.]

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