Posada's Broadsheets: Mexican Popular Imagery, 1890-1910
Jose Guadalupe Posada is one of the most important graphic artists of modern Mexico. This book offers a close examination of his extensive broadsheet work in its original context: the murders, disasters, revolts, and popular heroes that engaged the attention of the public in Mexico City in the declining years of Porfirio Diaz's dictatorship.
Hardcover, 264 pages
Published December 31st 1998 by University of New Mexico Press
(first published August 1998)
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Posada's artwork inspired the Mexican Muralists Movement and the movement's heroes David Alfaro Siqueiros, Deigo Rivera, and Jose Clemente Orozco. What's particularly cool about them is often broadsheets would appear to be little more than song lyrics, sensational news stories, or poems etc, when really the subtext was a call to arms against the Porfirio Diaz regime. His dictatorship was so repressive that opponents to it had no voice, so this was a sneaky, clever and creative way for the rebels...more