About the narrative
The ‘Mediterranean’ narrative reveals the artistic ideas and cultural trends that reached the Maltese islands via the Mediterranean Sea, which connects them to Europe and North Africa. Therefore, this storyline presents the multiple connections which define Malta’s Mediterranean identity. It has a strong religious imprint that inspires ritual. It connects in varied ways to the Mediterranean classical tradition of Greece and Rome and manifests itself in the beauty of objects used in everyday life.
The Mediterranean narrative is very strongly focused on Medieval and Renaissance artefacts but also makes connections to items of later centuries, leading up to contemporary art. This serves to show how the influences that permeated Malta’s artistic traditions survived throughout the years.
Explore popular artworks from the Mediterranean narrative.