I am teaching myself Mexican art history. And it is fascinating and rich and deep and complex - hm...kind of like Mexico. And so different from our own. Murals and printmaking seem to be the dominant mediums, the places where Mexican art really distinguishes itself. Both mediums have a kind of populist leaning which also seems to be part of the Mexican psyche. Loving learning about Jose Posada. He was a political cartoonist for newspapers and probably best remembered for giving us La Caterina - the skeleton dressed up with a fancy hat, pearls, and a feather boa, now a ubiquitous image in the Mexican lexicon. But he was also a prolific children's book illustrator along with Manuel Manilla. Here's a link for the book I'm presently devouring which is all about the fairy tale illustrations they did. Makes me want to do printmaking.