Saturday of Souls (Psychosavvato/ Ψυχοσάββατο), Skyros
Oil on canvas, 45 x 48 inches
The Saturday of Souls (Psychosavvato, Ψυχοσάββατο) is a day for the commemoration of the dead held on several Saturdays a year, mostly before and during Lent. Peschke shows people gathered at a cemetery on Skyros to pray for the deceased.
Oil on canvas, 41 x 33 inches Carnival is celebrated in the weeks before the start of Lent. Skyros has a particularly striking Carnival celebration, one in which Peschke was clearly interested from an artistic and ethnographic standpoint, as Dorothy Burr Thompson's diary entry about Peschke's description of the celebrations