December 9, 2015

Behind the Scenes of the "Nativity of Mercy"

Pulcinella, a popular commedia dell'arte character 
Photos by New York Scugnizzo
As promised, I've waited until after the official unveiling of the "Nativity of Mercy" at Most Precious Blood Church in Manhattan before posting the photos I took during its installation on Saturday, Dec. 5th. Much of the artwork was still wrapped while I was visiting and speaking to the artists, but last night I witnessed the completed work and plan to share more photos soon. In addition to the traditional presepio figures, there are representations based on the paintings of Rembrandt and Caravaggio. For more information visit
Mary and Joseph
Angel and Devil
Lello shows Monsignor Sakano Mary and Joseph 
The sick and angry (The figure on the right reminds me a little of Richard Kiel's "Jaws" character in the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me)
Female figures in traditional folk costumes
Emmanuelle and Lello set up the scenery
(Above & below) Realistic accessories to bring the figures and scenery to life
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