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Title: Sunday thoughts on art
Authors: Schembri Bonaci, Giuseppe
Keywords: Art -- Malta
Art -- Research
Art criticism
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Horizons Publications
Citation: Schembri Bonaci, G. (2013). Sunday Thoughts on Art. Malta: Horizon Publicationss.
Abstract: This collection of essays comprises a wide gamut of fascinating cultural subjects, covering a broad chronological and geographical range of apparently disparate topics. But readers will soon discern some leitmotifs dear to the heart of the author, Giuseppe Schembri Bonaci. His passion is above all for the interweaving of art and politics, for seeing sometimes surprising connections between artists in different countries and across different eras, and, perhaps most notably, for conveying to his readers that distinctive excitement and powerful emotion which can only be communicated through art. First published in the Malta Independent on Sunday, these articles frequently aroused comments and ripostes in subsequent issues of the paper, which were always welcomed by the author, and to which he often responded himself. This too is an indisputable element in the essays' make-up: Dr Schembri Bonaci enjoys the cut and thrust of argument and debate, wishing to stimulate responses and provoke reactions in his readers. Just as significantly, the essays formed the starting points for further academic research, and some have led to extended studies and books by the author, which have been delivered as academic papers or published since the present articles first appeared. Dr Schembri Bonaci' s post as lecturer at the University of Malta, where his role in the department of History of Art is a vital one, indissolubly forms the rationale for these novel and refreshing contributions to current artistic discussions. [Excerpt from the introduction by Marjorie Trusted]
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