Car­avag­gio and the Baroque sculp­ture

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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 info@stjohn­sco­cathe­ 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.

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