19 Nov Tribute To Caravaggio
Caravaggio’s dramatic chiaroscuro creations, filled with mystery and imagination, have inspired students and tutors from the Malta School of Art to put up an exhibition of paintings interpreting the works of the great Italian master, at the National Museum of Fine Arts in Valletta.
The project was the initiative of Trevor Borg of Heritage Malta who invited Joseph Micallef of the Malta School of Art to lead a group of students from the school to undergo studies and sketch directly from the paintings at Caravaggio’s L’Immagine del Divino exhibition at the National Museum of Archaeology.
In less than 15 days students and tutors presented more than 35 interpretations, which are now on exhibition at the Loggia of the National Museum of Fine Arts in Valletta.
In these experimental interpretations, various approaches to art can be discerned, showing different processes and procedures through a variety of media, techniques and practices.
Sandro Debono, the curator at the National Museum of Fine Arts, was the motivator for the exhibition to be put up in time to coincide with other exhibitions to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Caravaggio’s stay in Malta.