Art Alert: Divine paintings by Maurizio Meldolesi in Cairo exhibition

Ahram Online , Wednesday 3 Feb 2016

Italian painter Maurizio Meldolesi will present a selection of religious-themed paintings at the Coptic Orthodox Cultural Center

Italian painter Maurizio Meldolesi
Italian painter Maurizio Meldolesi (Photo: Courtesy of the Italian Cultural Center)

An exhibition of religious-themed paintings by Italian painter Maurizio Meldolesi, who comes from the central Italian region of Le Marche, will open at the Coptic Orthodox Cultural Center in Abbasiyya in Cairo on 8 February.

The exhibition's promotional material quoted the artist as saying, "I have been studying the references of the Dutch Master, up to the analysis of the creative processes of the Renaissance artists, even studies on the various restoration interventions in the major international museums. I've retrieved information on several lost masterpieces, of which we have traces only through copies. Among these masterpieces, what first stimulated my creativity was 'The Resurrection of Christ' by Caravaggio, destroyed in Naples in 1805."

The exhibition is organised by the Italian Cultural Institute and will run for two weeks.

7pm Monday 8 February
Coptic Orthodox Cultural Center, Abbasiya, Cairo

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