Hojas Volantes: José Guadalupe Posada, the Corrido, and the Mexican Revolution

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This thesis examines the imagery of Jose Guadalupe Posada in the context of the Mexican Revolution with particular reference to the corrido as a major manifestation of Mexican culture. Particular emphasis is given to three corridos: "La Cucaracha," "La Valentina," and "La Adelita." An investigation of Posada's background, style, and technique places him in the tradition of Mexican art. Using examples of works by Posada which illustrate Mexico's history, culture, and politics, this thesis puts Posada into the climate of the Porfiriato and Revolutionary Mexico. After a brief introduction to the corrido, a stylistic analysis of each image, research into ... continued below

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iv, 102 leaves : ill.

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Mock, Melody August 1996.

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This thesis examines the imagery of Jose Guadalupe Posada in the context of the Mexican Revolution with particular reference to the corrido as a major manifestation of Mexican culture. Particular emphasis is given to three corridos: "La Cucaracha," "La Valentina," and "La Adelita." An investigation of Posada's background, style, and technique places him in the tradition of Mexican art. Using examples of works by Posada which illustrate Mexico's history, culture, and politics, this thesis puts Posada into the climate of the Porfiriato and Revolutionary Mexico. After a brief introduction to the corrido, a stylistic analysis of each image, research into the background of the song and subject matter, and comments on the music draw together the concepts of image, music, and text.

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Mock, Melody. Hojas Volantes: José Guadalupe Posada, the Corrido, and the Mexican Revolution, thesis, August 1996; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc277946/: accessed October 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .