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Celebration (Los Penitentes)

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Celebration (Los Penitentes)

Artist: Ralston Crawford (American, 1906 - 1978)

Date: 1972
Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall: 54 x 72in. (137.2 x 182.9cm)
Signed: Lower center: 'R.C.'
Credit Line: Museum Purchase
Object number: 72.25
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About Celebration (Los Penitentes) Crawford wrote:

"I knew in part what I was looking for . . . to create a form that would pertain to my deep satisfaction in Seville."

Crawford expresses visually the countless things he observed and felt in Seville, Spain during Holy Week (the week in Christian faith that leads up to Easter). His painting evokes the movement, shapes, and rich colors of ritual processions under warm spring sunlight.


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