Exhibition by Italian artist and sculptor, Carlo Pisi opened in Victoria

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Exhibition by Italian artist and sculptor, Carlo Pisi opened in VictoriaAn art exhibition by the Italian artist and sculptor, Carlo Pisi (1897-1979) has opened at the Banca Giuratale, Independence Square, Victoria, Gozo.

The Italian sculptor and decorator Carlo Pisi inspired a number of local church patrons and his works are found in prominent church places. His artistic oeuvre draws on the classical aesthetic.
Exhibition by Italian artist and sculptor, Carlo Pisi opened in VictoriaThe monument, at Independence Square – known also as Christ the King Monument – is a 1949 work of Carlo Pisi and was unveiled by H.M. Queen Elizabeth II on the 7th of May 1954.

In St. George’s Basilica, Victoria, Pisi made a new main altar from white Carrara marble, and he modelled the bronze baldacchino that adorns it on the design of Bernini‘s in St.Peter‘s, Rome, though on a smaller scale.

Photographs: MGOZ/George Scerri

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