Insegnament, also known as Il Cenacolo – is a painting by Italian artist Constanzo Rovati, dating to 1978, and was the main exhibit during his exhibition: Percorso di Vita – at the Sentinella, Citadel, Victoria as part of the last edition of Gaulitana: A Festival of Music.
The painting was also exhibited at the Gozo Ministry during several of the festival´s concerts, following which this triptych was transferred to the Bishop’s Curia of Gozo, where it now hangs in the reception.
This work of art was donated to the Curia by the artist, through the Istituto Nazionale d’Arte Contemporanea and Gaulitana: A Festival of Music – who co-organised the art exhibition and was officially presented to Gozo.Bishop Mgr Mario Grech.
The Gaulitana said that the “gift of the work – the result of human work and ingenuity – in addition to realising the high value of culture as a means of interaction between peoples, of collaboration between nations and of social growth, is a concrete sign of friendship towards the Gozitan community, which, through the Bishop’s Curia, will always have the work at its disposal.”
The peculiarity of Costanzo Rovati is precisely in the fact that he does not repeat himself: each artwork is the result of an emotion filtered through a huge photographic memory that, combined with his easy manual skill, would be translated into creativity.
Costanzo Rovati was born in Milan in 1939. Since childhood, he always showed a great aptitude for drawing, with a particular predisposition to curiosity and originality.
After an academic experience marked by strong opposition by his teachers, who were definitely reluctant to accept artistic experimentation, he decided to do it all alone, in order to discover new forms, new expressions and new artistic horizons.
The works of Costanzo Rovati are on display in important public and private collections in Italy, the US, France, Germany, Switzerland, England, Netherlands, Martinique and St. Vincent & the Grenadines.