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LA CATRINA AND ITS LONG ROAD

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LA CATRINA AND ITS LONG ROAD

1st International Caricature Competition, José Guadalupe Posada
As part of the activities of the Calaveras Festival 2017
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One of the 50, among 1700 participating works. In addition, he was present at the awards and exhibition of the finalists in Gallery.

The cartoon is a cultural element deeply rooted in the history of Aguascalientes (Mexico). Therefore, during the November festivities, the state organizes the Calaveras Festival and in its 2017 edition, it organized the 1st José Guadalupe Posada International Cartoon Contest (famous Mexican cartoonist).

In this first edition, the central theme was the Catrina, an iconic figure of Mexican culture invented in 1913 by Posada and baptized by Diego Rivera, which has taken on special importance in recent years, thanks to its appearance in Mexican crafts and art, as well as in its appearance in films and books around the world.

My proposal was to recover the mocking sense that Posada imprinted on her, so I illustrated a very funny and carefree Catrina, riding on a revolutionary train, while leaving behind its creators and the history of Mexico, seeking to remain modern, despite the passage of time. The original sketch was made with pencil and down, while the color was applied digitally.

As a Mexican I highly value my culture and its traditions, so as well as in El Largo Camino, I have also made other illustrations such as the Tonatiuh T-shirt or for the exhibition Thinking about death, which I invite you to know.

Date

5 November, 2017

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