Thursday, August 27, 2009

Dia De Los Muertos: Jose Guadalupe Posada

"Calavera Oaxaqueña" by Jose Guadalupe Posada (1910)

For those working on the "Dia de los Muertos" Show, you should look at the works of Jose Guadalupe Posada.

Posada was a Mexican engraver and Illustrator whose work has largely influenced the "Dia de los Muertos" holiday.

A lot of Mexican festivities and events are now shaped and inspired by Posada's images, including his character, La Catrina.

Posada's work has inspired many great artists such as Diego Rivera and Jose Clemente Orozco, and he continues to inspire many other artists today.

You can purchase a copy of "Posada's Popular Mexican Prints" book at amazon.com

1 comment:

BleedingEdges said...

I saw a print of his is San Diego, it was amazing to see in person. I'm a fan.

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