Contemporary sacred art in Malta
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Contemporary sacred art in Malta an exhibition organised by the Malta Society of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce on the invitation of the Metropolitan Cathedral Chapter commemorating the twenty fifth anniversary of the opening of the Cathedral Museum

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Published by Cathedral Museum Publications in Mdina, Malta .
Written in English



  • Malta


  • Art, Maltese -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.,
  • Christian art and symbolism -- Malta -- Modern period, 1500- -- Exhibitions.

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Edition Notes

Includes index.

Statementedited by Dominic Cutajar.
ContributionsCutajar, Dominic., Malta Society of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce.
LC ClassificationsN7971.M35 C66 1994
The Physical Object
Pagination63 p. :
Number of Pages63
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1264778M
LC Control Number94959741

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Index was published in Modern Sacred Art and the Church of Assy on page Contemporary Art Malta. likes. A page devoted to discovering, sharing and promoting Contemporary Art in (and of) Malta islands. From archaic fetishism, found objects, dream images and free association, Surrealist artists and writers – such as Giorgio de Chirico, Max Ernst, Salvador Dali, Meret Oppenheim and Wolfgang Paalen – transformed the ordinary into the extraordinary by deliberately evoking the ambivalence of sacred power. Surrealism and the Sacred traces the conflict between the secular and sacred forces from.   The low state of sacred art—and I would submit of art in general—is due in part to the limited number of sacred commissions, the fees we are willing to pay artists, and our unwillingness to take responsibility for the arts. When you commission artists to create original art .

Poetry, Sacred Art and the Book of Kells: A review of James Harpur’s ‘The White Silhouette’. “At the heart of James Harpur’s ‘The White Silhouette’ is a meditative poem inspired by ‘The Book of Kells’, a poem that follows threads into themes such as the nature of the divine, the efficacy of sacred art. Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library. Architecturally-designed contemporary sacred spaces often eschew conventional religious imagery, lacking traditional symbolic elements such as the altar and pulpit and the grandiose, embellished exteriors of the past. Instead, elemental, restful and modest spaces that often have a reverence for natural materials are slowly becoming the norm. During the biennial more than works – paintings, sculptures, photographs, engravings, films, concerts and books – will be shown or performed in eight different exhibition rooms in the Palace des Ambassadeurs. There will also be inaugurated a public sculpture entitled to the Notre Dame des Innocents by the Dutch artist Daphne du Barry.