Malta and Hungary fortify cultural links through exhibition

An exhibition of oil paintings by the Hungarian artist Tamás Cserna will be on display at The Inquisitor’s Palace, Birgu from June 22 to August 19.

The paintings of Tamás Cserna are influenced by the work of Caravaggio.
The paintings of Tamás Cserna are influenced by the work of Caravaggio.

Entitled In the Wake of Caravaggio, the exhibition is co-organised by Heritage Malta, the Hungarian Embassy in Rome and Opus 64 Galerie, Malta.

The exhibition aims to bring together Hungary and Malta in an intercultural dialogue, hinging on the artist taking inspiration from the Renaissance painter Caravaggio, who remains associated with Malta due to having stayed on the island towards the end of his short life, while leaving behind crucial works of art.

Among the paintings left to Malta by Caravaggio, one can see evidence of chiaroscuro - the artist's trademark use of the interplay of light and shadow. It is this quality that Cserna picks up on in his paintings of human figures and still lives - the exhibition is sub-titled Passion and Pastorals - which will be on display during the exhibition.

In the Wake of Caravaggio will be inaugurated on June 22 at 19:30. János Balla, Ambassador of Hungary to Italy and Malta and Mario Tabone will present the exhibition.

 

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