Yesterday we had an opportunity to watch action live painting by Jonas Gerard. This activity was organised by St. Ignatius College, Boys’ Secondary School in Handaq.
It is a breath of fresh air to know that in Malta there is a secondary school willing to take on the initiative and bring over contemporary artists from abroad. This allows students to experience different forms and styles of art. Art in itself is a means of self-expression and being exposed to different forms of art allows one to appreciate such expressions. There is no such thing as good art or bad art, but rather the beauty, skill, inherent meaning, uniqueness, and fulfilled intent of an art are to be judged by the individual appreciating that piece of art. Freedom of expression in art should always be encouraged.
Well done to the school headmaster, Pierre Mifsud and all the staff for taking such initiative.