MHS lecture on collaboration between painters & photographers in Malta

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MHS lecture on collaboration between painters & photographers in MaltaAs part of its Public Lecture Series 2014-2015, the Malta Historical Society, has organised a public lecture by Caroline Tonna, on ‘The Creative Collaboration between Painters and Photographers in Malta.’

This lecture will illustrate in a critical manner how the novel method of photography in the early 20th century influenced the art of painting and how the two arts interplayed with each other. Painters also experimented with their own photography as an aide memoire for their artistic work.

In particular, the lecture will look at two case-studies: firstly, the collaboration between the painter Giuseppe Calì (1846-1930) and the photographers Ugo Calì (1878-?) and Richard Ellis (1842-1924); and secondly, the collaboration of the painters Edward Caruana Dingli (1876-1950) and Robert Caruana Dingli (1882-1940) with photographer Richard Ellis (1842-1924).

Caroline Tonna has a bachelor degree in Anthropology (2008) and in History of Art (2013). She is a board member on the Malta Council for Culture and Arts and is presently producing a cultural radio programme on RTK and a cultural television feature on TVAM.

The lecture will take place on Thursday, the 19th of June 2014 at the Malta Maritime Museum, Vittoriosa, starting at 7.00pm. Everyone is invited to attend.

Photos: Maltese Feast: A black and white photo taken by Edward Caruana Dingli (courtesy: Joseph Axisa). And Morning of the Festa, a watercolour painting by Edward Caruana Dingli (courtesy: Casa Rocca Piccola).

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