Restora­tion of Mat­tia Preti’s works at Sar­ria Church

The Malta Independent on Sunday - - LIFESTYLE & CULTURE -

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


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