Funny Bones: Posada and His Day of the Dead Calaveras

Media Type:Audiobook
Genre(s):Biographies & Memoirs
Cultural
Narrator(s):Armando Duran
ISBN:9781666592016
Publish Date:04/19/2016
Run Time:24 Minutes
Language:English
Publisher:Dreamscape Media

Audiobook

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.