Monday, October 8, 2012

Introducing Emvin Cremona

The dome at Annunciation church in Balzan, Malta
A section of the same dome painting (click to enlarge)
Over the next few days I will be introducing you to Malta's most prolific and popular sacred artist. Emvin Cremona was born in 1919 and died in 1986. He studied in Rome along with a few other fellow artists, Anton Inglott, Esprit Barthet and George Preca, among others. Back in Malta he quickly started to get commissions to paint in churches all over the island. Various churches claim the honor of having his paintings adorning their ceiling, domes and other panels, including those at Msida, Hamrun, Ghaxaq, Floriana, as well as smaller works in Burmarrad, St Anthony's in Birkirkara, Senglea as well as Balzan, where today's selection are from. I have developed a special love and admiration for his work, and even started a website to honor him. Please check it out here:Emvin Cremona's paintings

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