Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Church ceiling paintings

Most baroque churches in Malta have their ceilings painted with beautiful religious images and stories, frequently related to the Saint of that particular parish. The church of Sacro Cuor I visited last Sunday has images of the Blessed Mother, done by a prolific local artist Paul Camilleri Cauchi. I was told that most of these paintings are done on a canvas, and then glued to the ceiling, quite a delicate process. 
Paul Camilleri Cauchi comes from a family of painters and sculptors. Both his father and brothers are well-known sculptors who work with wood, stone as well as paper-mache. Paul is a prolific painter, having his work displayed in many other churches on our island. (Click on each photo to enlarge)

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