New APS pub­li­ca­tion fea­tures lo­cal paint­ings by in­ter­gen­er­a­tional artists

Malta Independent - - BOOKS -

The third and fi­nal pub­li­ca­tion of APS Bank’s three-year project Two Gen­er­a­tions of Mal­tese Artis­tic Fam­i­lies was launched on Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 20th at the APS Head Of­fice in Swatar.

This vol­ume fea­tures the late Giuseppe Cas­sar and his daugh­ter Maria Ros­sella Dal­mas, as well as Al­bert Joseph Caru­ana and his daugh­ter Do­ranne Alden Caru­ana. Works by each of the four artists are also on ex­hibit at the APS Head Of­fice.

While in­au­gu­rat­ing the ex­hi­bi­tion, Mr E.P. Delia, Chair­man of APS Bank, said that the com­mon thread be­tween th­ese four artists is the way in which they edged them­selves grad­u­ally to­wards art which “was ini­tially a pas­time but be­came a vo­ca­tion”.

Dr Louis La­ganà, ex­hi­bi­tion cu­ra­tor and book ed­i­tor, spoke of how Cas­sar, Dal­mas, and the Caru­a­nas con­trib­ute to the evo­lu­tion of land­scape paint­ing in Malta, and although they “de­pict a topo­graph­i­cal and var­ied rep­re­sen­ta­tion of the Mal­tese land­scape, they fo­cus on the her­itage and iden­tity of what is Mal­tese”.

The book may be pur­chased for €25 ei­ther from the APS Head Of­fice in Swatar or on­line from www.aps­bank.trol­ley­ma­nia.com. The ex­hi­bi­tion is open to the pub­lic un­til Thurs­day, 1 De­cem­ber 2016. Open­ing hours are from Mon­day to Fri­day be­tween 08.15hrs and 13:30hrs and on Satur­days be­tween 8.15 and 11.45am. Ad­mis­sion is free.

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