Restoration of Mattia Preti’s works at Sarria Church
Sparkasse Bank Malta plc is generously supporting the restoration of another seven of Mattia Preti’s works at Sarria Church, Floriana. Paul Mifsud, CEO, Sparkasse Bank, stated: “Last year we were glad to support Din l-Art Helwa in the restoration of St Nicholas. This year, as part of the continued effort in corporate social responsibility we are pleased to fund the restoration of the large lunette representing the victory of good over evil or as it is better known St Michael and the Devil.” The work is being carried out by the team composed by Giuseppe Mantella and Sante Guido. “This is a splendid painting by the Cavaliere Calabrese,” says Giuseppe Mantella, “but it is very badly damaged mostly by water infiltration.” The restoration of the seven paintings at Sarria will be completed by the end of this year, Valletta’s year of culture and Din l-Art Helwa will celebrate the event with a concert early next year.
Paul Mifsud and Sante Guido inspect the painting