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Study for the "Plague Series": Ripa’s Peste, 2021

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  • Ink pen on paper
  • 20cm by 20cm artwork size
  • 30cm by 30cm mounted
  • 33cm by 33cm framed
  • 2021
  • signed and dated on the front

    Clint Calleja| Malta @calleja.clint
    Artist participating in 20 x 20 Exhibition: Edition 2

    Clint Calleja is currently a senior lecturer in Fine Arts at MCAST Institute for the
    Creative Arts. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree with Honors in History of Art, a
    Master’s Degree in Baroque Studies and a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts. His art
    works mostly explore the subject of individual and popular memory where
    current events are linked with similar events from the past.


    Cesare Ripa’s book ‘Iconologia’ first published in 1593, was the inspiration for
    this drawing. In this text Ripa gave a detailed literary description of the
    personification of plague. The work was done following carefully what Ripa