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Title: Mattia Preti
Authors: Mallia-Milanes, Victor
Keywords: Preti, Mattia, 1613-1699
Issue Date: 1979
Publisher: Midsea Books Ltd.
Citation: Mallia-Milanes, V. (1979). Mattia Preti. Heritage: an Encyclopedia of Maltese Culture and Civilization, 20, 402.
Abstract: "The immortality of Preti as an artist is secure in the delightful blending of Convent and Cathedral which is St. John's." On 15 September 1661, shortly after his arrival in Malta, the artist submitted his plans for the decoration of the entire vaulted ceiling of the " Westminister Abbey of the Order". Work started in October that year and was completed on 20 December 1666. It had been Preti 's most challenging commission. The elaborate, sumptuous frescoes, depicting the life of St. John the Baptist and key episodes in the history of the Order, have been described as " one of the finest decorative exploits of Baroque painting".
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