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Travel back in time! Art veteran’s latest exhibition opens window to a forgotten Malta
Ray Piscopo’s exhibition will be taking place at the Cavalieri Art Hotel in St Julian’s.

Benjamin Abela

Malta’s culturally rich history often makes us wish we could travel back in time to live through – even if for just a few minutes – the country’s simpler past.

Unfortunately for us, that’s impossible, so until the world’s next great genius conjures up a time machine, we’ll have to make do with old photos and a whole lot of imagination.

Having said that, veteran Maltese artist Ray Piscopo’s latest exhibition looks like it might give us a taste of a Malta that very few of us remember…

This exhibition – which will be the artist’s second in four months – will include 13 paintings that bring to life different aspects of Malta’s past.

Amongst other scenes, Piscopo’s paintings will depict goat herders, donkey-pulled carts, religious processions, and niches carved from limestone in a semi-abstract idiom.

“Malta’s past has to be remembered in one form or another. Indeed, the passing of time might have changed the islands’ scenery, but our memories of their beauty and of the way our forebearers lived do not need to,” the Marsa-born artist explained.

All 13 paintings are in Piscopo’s latest style, which is characterised by strokes of beiges and browns and specs of brightly-coloured oil paint.

The exhibition will be taking place at the Cavalieri Art Hotel in St Julian’s and is set to open on 4th October. It will be available for viewing from Monday to Sunday thereon until further notice.

“With this exhibition I wanted to immortalise iconic scenes in the way I see them, and to revive the beauty of sights we can no longer see,” the artist highlighted.

“There are many beautiful scenes we can still appreciate today, but we need to take care of them if we are to save them for future generations,” Piscopo concluded.

29th September 2021


Benjamin  Abela
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Benjamin Abela
Benjamin is a Writer at Content House Group. With his background in journalism, marketing, and the arts, Benjamin enjoys finding the human aspect to any story he gets a hold of. When he's not too busy writing his next article, you could probably find him playing with his cats or performing on a stage.

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