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Title: The sculptor who contributed greatly to the development of religious art in Malta
Authors: Duncan, Hermann
Keywords: Darmanin, Carlo, 1825-1909
Sculptors -- Malta -- 19th century -- Biography
Figure sculpture, Maltese -- 19th century
Papier-mache sculpture -- Malta
Statues -- Malta -- History -- 19th century
Christianity and art -- Catholic Church
Church decoration and ornament -- Malta
Camilleri, Giovanni Maria, Bishop of Gozo, 1843-1925
Il-Hagar, Heart of Gozo Museum (Victoria, Malta)
Parish Church of St. Julian the Hospitaller (St. Julians, Malta)
Collegiate Church of St. Lawrence (Vittoriosa, Malta)
Collegiate Church of the Immaculate Conception (Cospicua, Malta)
Basilica of the Assumption, Rotunda (Mosta, Malta)
Parish Church of the Trasfiguration of Jesus (Lija, Malta)
Parish Church of St. Cajetan (Ħamrun, Malta)
Issue Date: 2017-06-21
Publisher: Standard Publications Pvt Ltd
Citation: Duncan, H. (2017, 21/06/2017). The sculptor who contributed greatly to the development of religious art in Malta. The Malta Independent, pp.12-13.
Abstract: This article discusses the life and works of Carlo Darmanin, known as one of the finest sculptors of late 19th century, Malta. His contributions to religious art remain fundamentally relevant to date, earning him the title as the ‘Prince’ of Maltese statuaries. Father Duncan’s piece begins by introducing us to his childhood in Senglea where the sculptor is first trained by his father, a marbler by trade. The article continues to study Darmanin’s adult life with an in-depth look at his artistic process, influences, and revolutionary style. The latter part of this piece navigates through the different localities that hold his most prominent works, with a focus on the titular statues created with papier-mâché’. This was published as part of the newspaper’s Arts & Culture segment and features some photographs of the sculptor and his works.
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