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Napoleon and

Napoleon and "His" Islands

Realising that in a few months’ time the 200th anniversary of Napoleon’s death will certainly be marked, I mused on how important some islands have been to this man.
Maria Theresa of Habsburg - a Sovereign of Great Power and Resilience

Maria Theresa of Habsburg - a Sovereign of Great Power and Resilience

I think it is better to refer to this lady by her family name. This is because she had so many titles they would fill a whole page. She was the only female sovereign that Austria ever had.
Joseph Casha, Maltese Sculptor

Joseph Casha, Maltese Sculptor

In Attard, opposite St. Catherine’s Residential Home, there is a monument commemorating Pope John Paul II’s visit to Malta in 1990. This is the work of Maltese sculptor Joseph Casha. It consists of a bronze bust of the pope, a remarkable likeness, placed in a large stone abstract form.
Protagonists of Twentieth Century Art in Malta

Protagonists of Twentieth Century Art in Malta

In the coming months, I shall be discussing a selection of works done by a number of Maltese artists who have, through their art, made an impact in the twentieth century. Malta has a good number of these.
Revealing

Revealing "Allegory of the Four Elements" - Four Paintings from a Private Collection

Giuseppe Calì is a Maltese artist, born in Valletta on the 14th August 1846, and is originally of Neapolitan descent. Calì was one of the most prolific artists on the island during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, as he executed his works with a precision that was admirable for the haste with which he worked.
Exclusive Preview of a Private Collection Painting - Discover

Exclusive Preview of a Private Collection Painting - Discover "Saint Sebastian" by Mattia Preti

This exclusive preview of "Saint Sebastian" by Mattia Preti is the first in a series in which we will present and discuss significant Baroque paintings of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, with particular reference to the Italian and Maltese context.
Giuseppe Calì’s Private Works – The Man and Artist

Giuseppe Calì’s Private Works – The Man and Artist

Born in Malta on 14th August 1846, Giuseppe Calì was the son of the Neapolitan Raffaele and Giovanna née Padiglione. He was baptised at the Dominican Parish Church of Porto Salvo in Valletta, where as a young boy he resided with his parents and his other six siblings.