03.21.2012

Exhibitions

Palazzo Carpegna - Galleria Accademica


Melchiorre Cafà, maltese sculto, in Baroque Rome

Opening of the exhibition Melchiorre Cafà maltese sculptor in Baroque Rome. Sketches and models on the Cathedral of Malta by Sante Guido, Giuseppe Mantella, Don Edgar Vella. Melchiorre Cafà is the most important maltese artist that came to Rome in the late 50s of the seventeenth century. He worked there until 1667, when he died. The Roman training and the bond that he always kept with his land of origin make  Melchiorre Cafà a significant example of the mutual relations of cultural exchange during the centuries  between Italy and Malta.