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    Semana Santa in Spain (1941). Travel Poster (23.5" X 38.5"). "Almeria, Cadiz, Cordoba, Granada, Huelva, Jaen, Malaga, Sevilla."
    Steeped in tradition, Holy Week, or Semana Santa, completely transforms villages, towns, and cities across the southern Spanish region of Andalucia. An experience like no other, this 400-year-old event shuts down traffic in city centers from Holy Thursday to Easter Sunday for a series of processions filled with elaborately festooned pasos, floats honoring Jesus and Mary, carried on foot by members of each of the town's parish churches. Nazarenos, or pointy-hood wearing penitents, solemnly walk alongside, as brass bands sound out something of a dirge. It's an intoxicating blend for the senses -- air perfumed with burning incense, candles, and orange blossoms, the impassioned sounds of the saeta, and the staccatoed shouts of "Viva La Macarena!" at the most venerated statue of the Virgin as she floats along the streets of Seville on her way to the Cathedral-- a twelve hour process! Artist José Morell captures a bit of the magic in this scene -- a black hooded penitent joins a throng of celebrants just outside the venerated Cathedral with its beaconess bell tower, the gleaming Giralda. There is some wear in the upper and right borders, a tear in the lower border and lower right border, and slight creasing. Rolled, Fine/Very Fine.


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