So here it is – the image of Virgin Mary with a big red heart in her hands (I think this painting is due to the a very special and authentic maltese religiousity): Maltese Madonna:
I did already work with christian themes in the past and did two paintings themed similarly quiet recently, the ‘Burning Virgin eastern-canon imago’ in early 2011, a canvas titled ‘Superstar’ picturing a head of Christ, exhibited in New York in Septemberof that year, and the Bust of San Prisco in gold and silver which became a part of the Nocera Inferiore cathedral collection. Under all the impressions from the Museo Diocesano of San Prisco and all magnificent Napolitan churches splendidly decorated I am ready to start working with religious objects and works of art. I am thinking namely about some Stella Maris composition or work with Assunta or Immaculate Conception – may be.
>Superstar<is another christian-themed painting dating back to 2010. Dispalyed in New York the same year, it’s inspired by Spanish golden age Vailladolid school sculpture.