Rural Festival

We were invited to attend the Rural Festival of Villanueva del Duque (slightly larger neighboring town) by the local potter who was doing a demonstration on his traditional kick wheel. I have to admit that these tableaus were my favorite part. There’ s something charming about them that speaks to me in the same way as good storefront window display. It’s a little cheesy, but really honest about its use of materials. They’re clearly an imitation of real life and not trying to fool you into believing it’s the real thing. The grotesque is present, as well as a good solid sense of humor. I wish I could openly applaud the ladies who put these together, but it’s also an anonymous art form.

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