Frank Portelli, The Battle of the Balaclava (study for a mural)
Project: ARTPICK #2
Venue: Victor Pasmore Gallery, Valletta
Dates: 02 March - 30 March 2020
Opening times: Mon-Fri 11:00-15:00

Our second ARTPICK is The Battle of the Balaclava by Frank Portelli (1922-2004), a bozzetto for a mural that, unfortunately, does not exist. The bozzetto thus allows the onlooker to stand before Portelli's critique of war - make sure to check out our blog entry on 'The Artist as a Political Being'. Portelli's work will be on view at the gallery till March 30th.

At the Victor Pasmore Gallery, we are intent on not only honouring the work and legacy of the great Englishman, but also that of his Maltese contemporaries. In addition to past and future exhibitions, lectures and events which promote the work of Maltese twentieth-century artists, as from February 2020 we are introducing a new, ongoing project; ARTPICK. Every month, a different work by a different modern master will be picked to be exhibited at the Victor Pasmore Gallery for an entire month, juxtaposed against the permanent collection of Pasmore’s work.

ARTPICK is a project by Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti with the support of the Central Bank of Malta.