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- Object: Calendario Civico Mexicano
A calendar for the year 1930, with a tear-off page for each week of the year, each prefixed by a full-page woodcut accompanied by a poem; the name of the author and artist are given for each of the 52 poems and prints
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Height: 233 millimetres
Width: 165 millimetres (maximum dimension)
- Curator's comments
- Many of the leading artists contributed, beginning with Alva de la Canal (the names of the others are not here indexed). The calendar was published for and distributed free of charge by the 'Dirección de Acción Cívica del Departamento del Distrito Federal'.
Text from 'Revolution on Paper: Mexican Prints 1910-1960', Dawn Adès and Alison McClean, with the assistance of Laura Campbell, edited by Mark McDonald, BMP, 2009.
'This is a calendar published by the government of Mexico City in 1930 and has a page for each week of the year. Representing aspects of Mexican history, culture and folklore, it contains fifty-two woodcuts by a number of printmakers including Ramón Alva de la Canal, Fernando Leal, Leopoldo Méndez, Fermín Revueltas and Diego Rivera.
The front cover was possibly designed by Ramón Alva de la Canal and shows the national crest of an eagle which has landed on a cactus plant, holding a snake in its beak, surrounded by flags.'
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2009-10 Oct-Apr, BM, Revolution on Paper: Mexican Prints, cat 109.
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- Prints and Drawings
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