Caravaggio and the Baroque sculpture
The lecture ‘Caravaggio e la Scultura Barocca’ is being organised by the St John’s Co-Cathedral Foundation on Thursday 3 November at 6.30pm in the Oratory. The lecture will be in Italian delivered by Professor Tomaso Montanari who will be in Malta to film part of his new series on Caravaggio which will be aired on RAI 5.
Tomaso Montanari is a Professor of History of Modern Art hailing from the University of Naples ‘Federico II’.
The lecture will seek to look into the two main aspects of the seventeenth century; one looking at the future and the other focusing on the present. One revolutionary and the other conservative.
On one hand we find Caravaggio, and on the other we have Bernini and Pietro da Cortona. A book which has delved into the study of the Italian artistic period of the seventeenth century including the Baroque art, Pietro da Cortona, o della pittura barocca, published by Giuliano Briganti in 1962, mentions exactly this. Briganti looked into the distinction between Bernini’s Baroque and modernity; he considered Caravaggio as the father of modern art, who caused a revolution that influenced Manet through Velásquez.
The lecture will deal with the importance of Caravaggio’s art during the Baroque, and highlight the sculpture of Gian Lorenzo Bernini and that of Melchiorre Cafà.
Since space is very limited please reserve your seat by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling us on 2248 0400. You are kindly requested to be seated by 6.15pm
Guests are kindly requested to refrain from wearing stiletto/narrow heels. Entrance is through the main door of the St John’s CoCathedral in Valletta.