CALLS TO ARTISTS
2017 SHINE Mural Festival - Artist: Jujmo

Deadline: March 4, 2024

In conjunction with our special exhibition, Dalí & the Impressionists, we invite you to share original artwork inspired by the Impressionism movement.

 

about the contest:

The Dalí’s special exhibition, Dalí & the Impressionists: Monet, Renoir, Degas & More, explores Salvador Dalí’s profound engagement with the Impressionist movement, which was pivotal in his early artistic journey. An impressive selection of 22 French Impressionist works from the MFA, Boston, situated alongside 18 of Dalí’s earliest paintings, reveals surprising continuities between Impressionist and Surrealist perspectives. For this contest, we invite you to submit an artwork inspired by the Impressionism movement.

 

Dalí’s visual exploration of his homeland of Catalonia, Spain, became synonymous with the landscape of the surreal. Impressionists like Claude Monet and Alfred Sisley also developed their signature landscape style, using vibrant colors, atmospheric light and free-form brushstrokes to capture the French countryside.

 

Alongside landscapes, Impressionists capture life through still life and portraiture. From asymmetrical compositions and juxtaposed textures to vivid patterns, artists like Édouard Manet and Henri Matisse transformed traditional still life into a forum for technical innovation. Edgar Degas painted captivating self-portraits while also painting somber portraits of Parisian women. We welcome you to employ your artistic inventions for this contest and create revolutionary art in homage to Dalí and the Impressionists.

 

Important Dates:

• Submission Deadline: March 4, 2024

• Public Voting: March 18 – April 7, 2024

• Winner Notification: April 17, 2024

Theme: Impressionist Movement

This entry includes an online exhibit, public voting and awards for 3 winners.

 

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