Corrido del congreso de la paz (Ballad of the Congress of Peace) Artist: Alberto Beltrán (Mexican, 1923–2002)
Publisher: Taller de Gráfica Popular (Mexico City, founded 1937)

1949

Prints and Drawings

Like Celia Calderón de la Barca’s Ballad of Diego Rivera on the other freestanding wall, this work by Alberto Beltrán features a corrido, a type of narrative song often about oppression that was popular in twentieth-century Mexico, Nicaragua, and other Latin American countries. Based on the emergence of the Communist-leaning World Peace Council in 1949, this poster pairs Beltrán’s imagery with prose by Cándido Tepepa (pseudonym of Luis Córdova), recounting an international meeting of birds who try to stomp out the U.S. contingent. In the song, Tepepa denounces American emissaries as “bloodsuckers,” citing their “atomic excrement” as proof of their destructive nature.

Medium

Linocut

Dimensions

platemark: 10 1/16 in. (25.5 cm)
sheet: 18 1/2 × 13 3/4 in. (47 × 34.9 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Monroe E. Price, B.A. 1960, LL.B 1964, and Aimée Brown Price, M.A. 1963, Ph.D. 1972

Accession Number

2010.175.12

Geography
Culture
Period

20th century

Classification
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Bibliography
  • Michael Ricker et al., El Taller de Gráfica Popular: Vida y Arte, exh. cat. (Athens, Ga.: Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, 2015), ill
  • "Acquisitions," Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin: Online Supplement (accessed March 1, 2012), 74
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Additional information

Marks

Nothing on verso

Inscriptions

Inscribed in plate, center: "CORRIDO DEL CONGRESO DE LA PAZ"; below title there are four columns of a poem in Spanish; LR: "Taller de Gráfica Popular. ...". Nothing on verso

Signed

Inscribed in plate on the left below image: "grab. de beltrán." (= engraved by Beltrán); in plate LR: "Taller Gráfica Popular Netzahualcóyotl 9. 1er. piso" (= Taller Gráfica Popular, Netzahualcóyotl Street 9, 1st floor)

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