Saturday, September 28, 2013

Two more by Emvin Cremona

Sacred Heart of Mary by Emvin Cremona

I share with you today two more altar paintings by Emvin Cremona, Malta's most popular and prolific sacred art painter in churches. The above painting is at the main altar of the parish church of Burmarrad, dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Mary. 
Detail of the same painting in the Burmarrad church

The church was built in 1964 and became a parish in 1971. It was originally built by the Franciscan Conventual friars to serve the needs of the people living in the newly-developed area, close to St Paul's Bay. The painting represents the Blessed Mother surrounded by St Luke, St Francis of Assisi and another unidentified Franciscan saint, quite possibly St Maximilian Kolbe.
St Paul and St Publius by Emvin Cremona

The second painting in a side-altar in the same church shows the apostle St Paul and the first bishop of Malta, St Publius, who is mentioned in the Acts of the Apostles as the first governor of the island of Malta when St Paul was shipwrecked there in 60 AD (Acts, Chapter 27-28.) Make sure to click on each photo to see the exquisite quality of the photos, which I took during my last visit to Malta, in April 2012.
Detail of the same painting

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