As the festivities of St. Joseph draw nearer, the artists of Valencia in charge of?
As the festivities of St. Joseph draw nearer, the artists of Valencia in charge of modelling the "fallas", feverishly work in the execution of their popular retables. In the workshop of Regino Mas, the falla "The inn of Sonelo" is under preparation..... The group which shall be Burnt during the one-hundred bonfire night in the Square of La Jordana is the work of Modesto Gonzalez; who, together with his assistants, needs five months to conclude this lively group which, under the title "Standard of Life" satirizes the geed of some whose only ambition is to get rich at the cost of others.
Some of the figures are gigantic in size such as this Pierrot; 9 metres high, which represents life as a joke, and the miser who never tires to devour and is never satiated.
An allegorical representation by Juan Huertas shall be erected in the Plaza del Caudillo, a symbol of Valencia's gratitude to the other Spanish provinces who so rapidly ran in her aid at the time of the devastating flood.
It shall be 18 m. high and in the front steps all the districts and institution who most excelled in their charitable contribution to help the city recover, shall be represented.