The Arts in Rome Cultural Association has organized a competition for artists, with the aim of promoting and enhancing Contemporary Figurative Art.
The aim of the competition is to entrust one's image to a painting to oppose the advance of time with the preservation of memory, a sort of realization of the Faustian dream of immortality, a deception halfway between truth and illusion with subtle charm and vaguely disturbing. In reality, the portrait is not only a pictorial genre, but a representation of the perception that artists of every age had of themselves and of man more generally, each according to their own time, their culture and their history.
The fundamental criteria for selection will be the quality, the research, the originality and the contemporaneity of the work. For quality, research and originality, we mean the personal research of the subject portrayed that should not be saved from photo archives on the Internet, rather painted from the real or from a photograph taken personally by the competitor.
There will be no limitations of subject, technique or style, on canvas or paper. For pictorial work we mean any use or manual intervention with oil, tempera, acrylic, industrial paint, ink, engraving, watercolor, vinyl, gouache, pastels. The maximum size allowed for each side of the work is 200 cm. The competition includes the pre-selection of 10 finalist works, of which the best 3 that meet the criteria, are awarded prizes. It is also open to all contemporary artists, of all nationalities, over 18 years of age, having the theme of PORTRAIT.
Main prizes are the Art Work of the value of Euro 300 by Vicente Romero Redondo and Exhibition of the finalists at the Council Chamber of the First City Hall of Rome Capital and with the Patronage of the same from Friday 11 May to Thursday 17 May.