Funny Bones

Funny Bones

Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras

Streaming Audiobook - 2016
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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 Jose 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 Dia 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.
Publisher: [United States] : Dreamscape Media, LLC : Made available through hoopla, 2016
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781520011400
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: streaming audio file (1 audio file (24 min.)) : digital


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