Leopoldo Méndez (1902 - 1969)

Posada in His Workshop (Homage to Posada), 1956
Linocut
15.25 x 33 in (38.74 x 83.82 cm)
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This large-scale linocut is a technical tour de force and one of the key works in his oeuvre. It depicts José Guadalupe Posada, the turn-of-the-century broadside illustrator, as an artisan-revolutionary and summarizes the critical example of Posada to the Taller as a creator of popular, socially conscious art. This idealized image shows Posada at work, burin in hand, preparing a plate through laborious hand engraving. He contemplates a scene of violence outside his window, representative of the abusive regime of dictator Porfirio Díaz. Waiting expectantly behind Posada are his printer and the Flores Magón brothers, two early Mexican revolutionary thinkers, one of whom holds a tract denouncing the practice of conscripted labor. Méndez inscribed his own birth date, 1902, in the calendar banner above Posada's head, further underscoring the image's construction of artistic and political lineages.

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Posada in His Workshop (Homage to Posada) by Leopoldo Méndez (1902 - 1969)
Posada in His Workshop (Homage to Posada) by Leopoldo Méndez (1902 - 1969)

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