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The Corpus Christi Procession

<p><em>The Corpus Christi Procession</em>, Arcadi Mas i Fondevila, 1887, Sitges, oil on canvas. The Cau Ferrat Collection</p>

The Corpus Christi Procession, Arcadi Mas i Fondevila, 1887, Sitges, oil on canvas. The Cau Ferrat Collection

This work by Arcadi Mas i Fondevila (Barcelona, 1852 - Sitges, 1934) depicts the moment when the procession stops in front of the Catasús family home, on Carrer de Parellades, where an altar stood. The altar had been placed there for the Corpus Christi celebrations, with the image of an ecce homo now preserved  in the El Vinyet sanctuary.

The painter changed the perspective of the street and at the same time, in the foreground, added grilles that belonged to another building in Sitges: Casa Amell on Carrer de Sant Pau.

Raimon Casellas defined the work as a ’smile of colour made of flowers, incense and summer light ’.

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