Venue: Meeting place - Teatru Astra
An on-site lecture celebrating art in Gozo spanning three centuries led by Mr Mark Sagona | 9.00hrs – 13.00hrs
Meeting point: Teatru Astra 9.00hrs
Gozo’s tiny size might indicate an artistic desert. In spite of insular limitations it is quite remarkable how the island still managed to acquire a good number of significant works of art by important local and foreign artists. This on-site lecture by artist and art-historian Mark Sagona intends to highlight key works produced between the early 17th century and the late 19th century. Visiting a number of churches, participants will have first-hand experience of the material under focus.
The discussion will include the Baroque of Mattia Preti and his local contemporaries, the Late Baroque currents of Francesco Zahra and Rocco Buhagiar, the Neo-Classical traits of Pietro Paolo Azzopardi, the Nazarene and Purist art of Giuseppe Hyzler and Salvatore Busuttil and the Romanticism of Giuseppe Cali. The works of art will be placed within the local and continental context. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions during the on-site lecture.