Emiliano Zapata from Estampas de la Revolución Mexicana

Maker and role
Artist: Artemio Rodriguez, Mexican, born 1972
Year
2010

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Media/materials
Linocut
Measurements
15 x 12 1/2in (38.1 x 31.8cm)
Credit line
Museum purchase
Accession number
2012.2.9
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Further information
Conceived to commemorate the centennial of the 1910 Mexican Revolution, this portfolio includes portraits of many of the key players in the epic struggle to overthrow the dictator Porfirio Díaz. The images are linocuts, many based on contemporary photographs of Díaz (seen in his full, Eurocentric military regalia), Emiliano Zapata, and others. Stylistically, the works hark back to the relief prints of José Guadalupe Posada.

Rodriguez collaborated with Juan Pascoe on the portfolio, with Pascoe providing the letterpress text for the title page.

Emiliano Zapata is legendary for his leadership of the military forces that brought down the government of President Porfirio Díaz in 1911. He is an iconic figure in Mexican culture and his name is synonymous with social and political revolt. The streets of Mexico City still reverberate with shouts of "Viva Zapata" during demonstrations. His name is invoked in support of a wide range of issues from educational reform to transgender rights.
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