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Title: A milestone in the art of Mattia Preti : the decoration of the vault of St. John's Co-Cathedral
Authors: Attard Cassar, C.
Keywords: Preti, Mattia, 1613-1699
Painting, Baroque -- Malta -- 17th century
St John’s Co-Cathedral (Valletta, Malta)
Painting -- Malta -- History -- Knights of Malta, 1530-1798
Preti, Mattia, 1613-1699. Life of St John the Baptist
Church decoration and ornament -- Malta -- History -- 17th century
Issue Date: 1956
Publisher: De La Salle Brothers Publications
Citation: Attard Cassar, C. (1956). A milestone in the art of Mattia Preti : the decoration of the vault of St. John's Co-Cathedral. Malta Yearbook 1956, 211-214
Abstract: Among the most notable works of art ,in the Maltese Islands, the artistic collection which adorns the Co-Cathedral of St. John at Valletta, is perhaps the most important treasure house, both for :the great appeal of the works of art, as such, and also for the associations of some of the masters in the history of European art. Among these important works I am sure that the decoration of the vault, representing episodes from the life of the Baptist, by Mattia Preti deserves a special mention. It is a real pity that this masterpiece has often been neglected, and I am sure that this is one of the finest exploits of baroque painting.
Appears in Collections:Malta Yearbook : 1956

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