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Title: Conserving brushstrokes
Authors: Bonnici, Laura
Cassar, JoAnn
Porter, Jennifer
Pasian, Chiara
De Angelis, Roberta
Keywords: Painting -- 16th century -- Conservation and restoration -- Malta
Mural painting and decoration -- Malta -- 16th century
Malta -- History -- Siege, 1565 -- Art and the siege
Painting -- Malta -- Valletta
Grandmaster’s Palace (Valletta, Malta)
Perez de Alesio, Mateo, 1547-1615 or 1616
Issue Date: 2018-12
Publisher: University of Malta
Citation: Bonnici, L. (2018). Conserving brushstrokes.THINK Magazine, 26, 54-57.
Abstract: In 1575, just a decade after Malta's Great Siege, the Order of StJohn commissioned Matteo Perez d'Aieccio, a disciple of the school of the world-famous Michelangelo, to capture key historical moments of the infamous siege for the principal hall of the then newly-built Grandmaster's Palace in Valletta. The work lasted six years and almost certainly took into account eyewitness statements from war veterans. According to Emmanuel Magro Conti, Senior Curator of Maritime and Military History at Heritage Malta and historical consultant on this conservation project, d'Aieccio's efforts resulted in what is arguably the best and most accurate representation of Malta's famed siege.
ISSN: 23060735
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Think Magazine, Issue 26

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