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cribs by Joan Mestres i Baixas

Joan Mestres i Baixas lived in Spain and made his nativity scenes in San Joan Despí, very close to Barcelona. During his crib adventure, he managed to create hundreds of nativity scenes and dioramas, with a unique style that enchants people and makes them breathless, also because the typically oriental landscapes reproduced, were faithful to reality, nothing was left to chance, from vegetation to houses with domes, to clothing and to customs. He built scenes with statues less than a cm high (he himself made) with large scenes; in both cases it remains open-mouthed by the precision of the details and the obsessive care.

A small note was a master of vegetation, where I was very inspired.

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