An examination of the lithographic prints of Constantino Escalante in the Mexican publication, La Orquesta, was undertaken for the years 1861 through 1868. Foremost among La Orquesta’s concerns and repeatedly appearing in Escalante’s work, is the importance of the Constitution of 1857 as the Liberal instrument for Mexico’s journey to become a sovereign, modern state. During a tumultuous period of 19th century Mexican history, Escalante and La Orquesta dealt with sustained threats and censorship, causing frequent and intermittent shutdowns. An early supporter of Benito Juárez, La Orquesta radically amended its positive view of Juárez following the unsuccessful attempts of his Administration in 1867 to dismantle and corrupt the Constitution of 1857, which for Escalante held the keys to a progressive and successful future, for Mexico.
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UNM Department of Art and Art History
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Escalante, La Orquesta, Lithographs
Cary, Steven V.. "Constantino Escalante's Lithographs in La Orquesta and the National Legacy of the Mexican Constitution of 1857." (2022). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/arth_etds/110