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Viva Posada!  A Salute to the Great Printmaker of the Mexican Revolution Carlos Cortez

Viva Posada! A Salute to the Great Printmaker of the Mexican Revolution

Carlos Cortez

Published January 1st 2002
ISBN : 9780882862620
Hardcover
100 pages
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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 theMoreBecause 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 see completed. He illustrated many broadsides of revolutionary ballads, printed on cheap paper and sold for centavos in the streets. —Carlos Cortez, from the introductionPublished on the 150th anniversary of Posadas 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.