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Academic Artistic Training in Early British - Art Academy Direct malta

Academic Artistic Training in Early British

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Hilary Spiteri has woven together the history of the rise and decline of the School of Design, set up by Mgr Francesco Saverio Caruana, and discusses it in a meaningful art historical context. The book summarises the research for a Master’s thesis that he defended in the Department of History of Art at the University of Malta. Its great merit is the way in which it broadens and adjusts our perspective of the artistic scenario of early British Malta and to show how, in spite of the decline in official patronage, the University, under the enlightened direction of Mgr Caruana, succeeded in providing Malta with a respectable art academy. This was not an anticlimax but a new beginning and a benchmark development in Maltese Art History.

- Mario Buhagiar