Illustrating Mexico one page at a time-Print Art of José Guadalupe Posada

Funny bones : Posada and his Day of the Dead calaveras.

Title Funny bones : Posada and his Day of the Dead calaveras / Duncan Tonatiuh. Published New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2015. Main (Gardner) Stacks NE546.P6 T65 2015 Editor's comments: " 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." Posted pursuant to section 108 of title 17 of the United States Code, §201.14: Warnings of copyright for use by certain libraries and archives.
Duncan Tonatiuh.
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