Thursday, September 26, 2013

Paintings by Emvin Cremona

Side altar at St Anthony's church, Birkirkara, Malta
Same painting in detail

Over the next few days I will be sharing with you some paintings of 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. He also designed many stamps from 1960 until he died. The paintings featured today are from the St Anthony's church in Birkirkara, specifically two side altars with panels representing Jesus and Mary in the center, surrounded by various saints, among them St Francis, St Anthony, St Joseph, St Paul and St Theresa. You can easily say that he is my favorite artists and I've been photographing most of his works over the past few years, which I will continue to share with you from time to time.

Another side altar painting by Emvin Cremona
Same painting in detail

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing, nice post!

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