Enrico Marinelli Contemporary Art Award

Opera del Duomo starts an international competition among contemporary artists close to the spirit which animated the great past masters whose works adorn the Florentine monuments and fill the Cathedral Museum.

 

The Contest

In memory of the extraordinary contribution of Enrico Marinelli, creator of the Guild of the Dome, Eurovita has generously made available resources for an international competition among contemporary artists close to the spirit which animated the great past masters whose works adorn the Florentine monuments and fill the Cathedral Museum.

Artists will be asked to propose works in the spirit of the monumental sculpture and painting for which Florence is famous, but in a contemporary style, expressing the universal human values which are at the heart of the Cathedral’s heritage of sacred sculpture and painting.

The objective is not to reproduce the masterpieces of the Renaissance and of the Christian faith for which the Opera del Duomo complex and museum are renowned, but to encourage artists of whatever cultural, religious or philosophical background to explore the great themes of the human spirit, in one or another of the languages of art that today speak to women and men around the world.

The works produced for the competition will be exhibited for a period of six months in the Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore premises.

 

Themes

The contents wishes to express universal human values, encouraging artists of whatever cultural, religious or philosophical background to explore the great themes of the human spirit, in one or another of the languages that today speak to women and men around the world, artists will be called to perform at their best by proposing their works on the footsteps of great masters of the past, like Michelangelo, Ghiberti and Brunelleschi, thus becoming part of a new era of contemporary art for the future of the Opera del Duomo. The theme of the contest is Hope.

 

Award

The award, at its first edition, is focused on sculpture.

The winning artist will realize the project in Tuscany with the help of the local artisans.

The artwork will be produced in two pieces, one that will enter in the Opera del Duomo Museum’s collection and will be exhibited in the museum premises for 12 months next to the masterpieces of Michelangelo, Ghiberti and Brunelleschi.

The other one will be an artist’s property.

WINNER OF THE ENRICO MARINELLI AWARD 2018 : MIKAYEL OHANJANYAN

SPECIAL ENCOMIUM TO Marco Bagnoli

Discover more on the website : http://artaward.operaduomo.firenze.it/the-five-concurring-artist/

 

 

 

Contacts

Mrs. Clara Marinelli

Secretary General to the Guild of the Dome

write at: clara@guildofthedome.org

  

Mrs. Rita Filardi

Collection Manager and Registrar to the Museum of the Opera del Duomo

write at: r.filardi@operaduomo.firenze.it

 

Download the Enrico Marinelli Contemporary Award brochure 2018