Saturday, November 27, 2010

Jose Guadalupe Posada and Francisco Madero

While working at the printing house of Antonio Vanegas Arroyo, Posada created a variety of images in calavera form that were used to make political statements. In this image unsigned but attributed to Posada from 1910, we see a calavera of Francisco Madero. Vanegas Arroyo had a long established relationship with Porfirio Diaz and although it is arguable that he was taking a clear pro-Diaz stance here, there is no similar calavera of Diaz. Huerta, Carranza and Madero yes, but nothing for Diaz.

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