Chichicastenango. Santo Tomas (a.k.a. Fiesta Santo Tomas, Chichicastenango) by Max Pollak

Chichicastenango. Santo Tomas (a.k.a. Fiesta Santo Tomas, Chichicastenango) by Max Pollak

Chichicastenango. Santo Tomas (a.k.a. Fiesta Santo Tomas, Chichicastenango)

Max Pollak

Title

Chichicastenango. Santo Tomas (a.k.a. Fiesta Santo Tomas, Chichicastenango)

 
Artist

Max Pollak

  1886 - 1970 (biography)
Year
c. 1945  
Technique
color etching and aquatint 
Image Size
12 1/4 x 10 7/16" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
16/100 (likely printed fewer than 25) 
Annotations
pencil titled; red "FPC" Friedl Pollak Collection stamp, lower left sheet corner 
Reference
Pollak 1950 SF collection checklist no. 9 
Paper
cream similie-velin wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
22703 
Price
Price On Request 
Description
The patron saint of Chichicastenango, Guatemala, is celebrated every December with week-long festivities that combine indigenous Mayan (K'iche) customs and Christian traditions. Depicted in this work is the facade of the Iglesia de Santo Tomas with the colorful, elaborate floats and bunting created for the event by the townspeople.