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Berdecio, Roberto

Overview
Works: 18 works in 30 publications in 2 languages and 1,083 library holdings
Genres: Art  Biographies 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Interviewee, Illustrator
Classifications: NE546.P6, 769.924
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Most widely held works by Roberto Berdecio
Posada's popular Mexican prints; 273 cuts by José Guadalupe Posada( Book )

5 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reproduces over two hundred and fifty of the late-nineteenth-century Mexican printmaker's broadside and popular book illustrations
The complete aficionado by John McCormick( Book )

3 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Posada's popular Mexican prints by Jose G Posada( Book )

6 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

José Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913) was Mexico's most illustrious graphic artist. For over forty years he worked tirelessly as an incorruptible and truly popular artist, illustrating cookbooks and fortune-telling books, collections of songs and riddles, periodicals and newspapers, children's books and novels, and most of all famous broadsides that were distributed throughout the country. After his death he was venerated by the artists of the new generation -- Rivera, Orozco, and many others, who realized that he had both saved and renewed the art of engraving in Mexico, and incorporated much of Posada's imagery into their own work. Here are close to 300 of Posada's best engravings, all done for the printer and publisher A. Vanegas Arroyo in Mexico City. Posada worked in two techniques -- engraving on type metal with a many-pointed burin and, later, relief etching on zinc. The broadsides he illustrated commemorated all sorts of occasions -- disasters, political events, crimes, and miracles -- or they glorified great popular heroes like Zapata. Posada was known for his calaveras -- skeletons that cavorted, ate and drank, rode bicycles and horses, wielded swords and daggers, or were revolutionaries, streetcleaners, dishwashers, and almost everything else. This was traditional art for All Souls' Day, the Mexican Day of the Dead, but in Posada's hands it became extremely versatile, sometimes an instrument of social and political satire, sometimes a sympathetic portrait of a revolutionary, sometimes a comic, cartoon-like memento mori. He did engravings of murders, suicides, catastrophes, robberies, and executions, as well as of snake-men, giant snails, and other grotesques and deformation. He pictured the daily pleasures and chagrins of the people from a proletarian point of view, and with overflowing imaginativeness. There is brutality and horror in his art, but there is also humor, political consciousness, and a sprawling, immediate vitality. This edition includes explanatory notes and commentary, often giving precise topical meaning to what otherwise appears vague or allegorical. It presents all of Posada's various themes, and all of the many forms in which he worked in his maturity. It is hoped that through it he will gain the wider audience, especially in America, that he deserves
Posada's popular Mexican prints : 273 cuts by José Guadalupe Posada by Roberto Berdecio( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luna en Veraguas, cuentos by Mario Augusto Rodríguez V.( Book )

2 editions published in 1948 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chaco girl by Roberto Berdecio( Visual )

1 edition published in 1940 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Photograph shows reproduction of painting of young woman in traditional dress, probably from the Gran Chaco region of Bolivia
Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material by ROBERTO BERDECIO( )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Posada's popular Mexican prints 273 cuts by Roberto Berdecio( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Posada's popular Mexican prints. 273 cuts ... Selected and edited, with an introduction and commentary, by Roberto Berdecio and Stanley Appelbaum by José GUADALUPE POSADA( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[Interviews mit der mexikanischen Künstlergruppe Taller gráfica popular : Interviews entstanden um 2000] by Taller gráfica popular( Recording )

and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Bullfighting : art, technique & Spanish society by John McCormick( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An informed analysis and critique of the origins and myths of bullfighting and a survey of the novels it has inspired
 
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Alternative Names
Roberto Berdecio

Roberto Berdecio bolivian artist

Roberto Berdecio kunstschilder uit Bolivia (1910-1996)

Roberto Berdecio pintor bolivianu (1910–1996)

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