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Art Discussion Group - Malta

116th Artist Meeting

Innocent (Vincent ) Centurrino - discussing Brunelleschi in Florence

The ART DISCUSSION GROUP (ADG) will be holding its 116th meeting on Monday 9th December at 19.15hrs at MISCO Offices (first floor on right) in FINO Showrooms in Notabile Road Mriehel. Innocent (Vincent) Centurrino (1955-) an expert in Classical Architecture and a serious mathematician is our guest artist.

Calm and prudent he will tackle an interesting topic: ‘Brunelleschi in Florence’ illustrating his exposition with a power-point slide show featuring famous landmark buildings in Florence designed by Brunelleschi including the dome of Santa Maria del Fiore, the Foundling Hospital in St. Annunziata Square, San Lorenzo, Santo Spirito, Santa Maria degli Angeli and the Pazzi Chapel: an overview of the career and genius of this great architect. All members are cordially invited to attend together with their friends and the general public.

Bio Data

Innocent (Vince) was born in Hamrun on November 11, 1955. His grandfather hails from Messina and perhaps his love for Italian architecture is natural, coded in his DNA. After studying at the Hamrun Primary school and the Archbishop’s Seminary he attended MCAST and graduated at the University of Malta. He works with the Ministry of Resources and Rural Affairs as a principal technical officer at the Construction and Maintenance Department.

From time to time he lectures at the University as a part-time lecturer in Baroque Studies and teaches postgraduate students in the Architecture & Urban Design Department at the Faculty for the Built Environment.

In his job he prepares the plans and the full scale patterns of moldings for masons: a delicate, precise and accurate involvement with geometric and mathematical calculations. He is an expert in design and has been responsible for many important constructions and restorations jobs in Malta and abroad. Perhaps he is mostly known for the Marsa el Brega Mosque he constructed in Libya. 

But the long list of rebuilding jobs in Malta has earned him much deserved trust and respect. Worth mentioning are the building of the palatial façade of Palazz Maria Assunta Qrendi and that of Queen Victoria Band Club, Zurrieq; the rebuilding of Capua Palace, the Monte Kristo Estate and entrance gate at Hal Farrug and another gate at the Excelsior Hotel. 

He has also been involved in rebuilding the irreparable lanterns of churches such as that of Ghajnsielem, that of Paola, Gudja and Hamrun churches, delicate work in construction and engineering. In 1999 he was awarded the Worker of the Year Award for specialized work in the Civil Service. Vince is married and has two children. His mobile is: 7968 5852.

E. V. Borg

Chairman ADG