Intrecci preziosi: Arti Decorative Siciliane a Malta 1565-1798
Maltese History and Social Studies, Art in Malta
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Intrecci preziosi Arti Decorative Siciliane a Malta 1565-1798, published by Plumelia Edizioni, is the work of Roberta Cruciata who studied unpublished Sicilian works and artists that where active in the Malta in the period between 1565, the year of the foundation of the new capital city, Valletta, and 1798, when the Order capitulated to Napoleon Bonaparte.
Interesting works of goldsmiths and silversmiths emerged from thorough archival research. Moreover superb artefacts made of silver, coral, alabaster, ivory and wax models in Maltese public and private collections were also studied in relation to the wider context on the artistic and cultural exchanges between the two islands in the Mediterranean.
The book, with a preface by Maria Concetta Di Natale, a presentation by Mario Buhagiar and introductory essay by Maurizio Veal, is the fifth volume of the series ‘Quaderni dell’Osservatorio per le Arti Decorative in Italia “Maria Accascina”’, published with the collaboration of the Dipartimento Culture e Società of the University of Palermo and the Department of History of Art at the University of Malta.