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Santiago Pilgrimage

Imaginary Fictitious Portraits of the principal promoters for the Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, which commemorated the Jacobean Year and its travelling exhibition “Europa fue camino ” entrusted by La Caixa Foundation.

The portraits are based on diverse historical sources, so in order to accomplish and carry out the portraits Francis De Blas looked for an image that corresponded to the personality of the portrayed character, painted with olden faces and gestures, as well as including how Santiago had influenced their lives. The background and the objects of the character accentuate or explain the portrait.

Francis De Blas paid particular attention to the vestments, the jewellery and the crown accessories which indicated the rank and the fashion of the time.