- This portrait depicts a bearded bagpipe player, painted in an expressionistic style, executed in a colorful charge. In the 1930`s in Malta, folkloric genre painting was largely dominated by the Maltese Romantic painter Edward Caruana Dingli (1876- 1950), however, the portrait by Mangion presents a vigorous departure from the typical portraits of the time. Mangion`s work has little that is sweet or nostalgic about it. His highly charged use of colour eventually became legendary, with its unlikely amalgam of Impressionist and Expressionist features.
- Repository/Location: National Museum of Fine Arts (Valletta, Malta)
- : 64 x 94 cm (without frame)
- Modern (styles and periods) [Create]
- 20th century [Create]
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