Malta’s cultural treasure revived! Check out these photos taken during the restoration of Mattia Preti's 'Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary'
Before the treatment, the painting was affected by a few minor canvas deformations now restored.
The restoration process of Mattia Preti's ‘Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary’ is nothing short of a testament to the dedication of art conservators to preserving our cultural heritage. In fact, St John’s Cathedral posted on their social media some interesting photos during the conservation, revealing the remarkable transformation this masterpiece has undergone.
Look at this! Here are some photos taken during the conservation process of Mattia Preti's Nativity of the Blessed...Posted by St John's Co-Cathedral on Thursday, September 7, 2023
Before the treatment, the painting showed signs of wear and tear, with minor canvas deformations and surface alterations marring its beauty. However, thanks to the meticulous efforts of the conservators, this iconic artwork has been rejuvenated.
Through careful cleaning and consolidation, the painting's original brilliance has been unveiled. Areas of paint loss, which once disrupted the composition, have been painstakingly re-integrated, allowing the viewer to appreciate Preti's skill in all its glory.
Furthermore, the stretcher frame's adjustment ensures that the canvas remains perfectly taut, preserving the artwork for generations to come.
A true masterpiece!