'Study for the ‘Plague Series’: Ripa's Cometa'  by Clint Calleja

'Study for the ‘Plague Series’: Ripa's Cometa' by Clint Calleja

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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.

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    The Comet was seen as a harbinger of plague in the past. This drawing follows
    Cesare Ripa’s personification of a comet. Curiously in 2020, coinciding with the
    Covid-19 outbreak, the appearance of comet Neowise was one of the major
    astronomical events of the year.