Friday, October 24, 2014

A family of painters

A section of a dome at Cathedral Church in Rabat, Gozo, Malta
One particular family of artists from the island of Malta are the Camilleri Cauchi family. Among them is Paul, who is a prolific sacred art painter as if visible from the many ceilings and domes in churches all around the islands of Malta and Gozo. These sections from smaller domes in side chapels are from the Cathedral Church dedicated to the Assumption of Mary in the capital city of Rabat or Victoria in Gozo. 
Most of these figures are popular saints in Malta
His inimitable style makes the figures very realistic, and I was told that frequently he uses family members and close friends as models, especially when painting faces.

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