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The Pisan Romanesque: art contest with prizes



The Pisan Romanesque: art contest with prizes

For high-school pupils; trip to Pisa for winning teachers!

The Consulate General of Italy in San Francisco and the Italian Cultural Institute will present an art competition for high-school pupils. The Società Storica Pisana (Pisa’s History Society, Italy) invites classes in grades 9 to 12 from high schools in San Francisco and New York to submit original artwork inspired (in terms of similitude or contrast) by the architectural style known as “Pisan Romanesque”. The theme of the contest challenges students to apply the features of the style that is typified by the famous Leaning Tower and the Duomo creatively to objects, paintings, buildings, gardens or the urban infrastructure that form part of their everyday experience in San Francisco and New York City and to interpret this medieval style in an original work of visual art (drawing, painting, video, mixed media). Two first prizes will be awarded for the best entries submitted by students, group or class, from the city of San Francisco and the city of New York, respectively (cash prizes). There will be additional prizes including a week-long holiday in Pisa for the teachers of the winning class. Honorable mention for a work submitted by a group or class from San Francisco and for a work submitted by a group or class from New York City (prizes will include books on Italian art and handcrafted items made by artisans working in the Tuscan tradition). The teachers of the first prize winners (group or class) in San Francisco and New York City will be awarded a one-week holiday in Pisa in June 2015 to enjoy the annual festival “Giugno Pisano”. The contest has been organized as part of a broader project – Pisa AD 2014 – designed to foster economic and cultural collaboration between the United States and public entities in Tuscany – the Regional Government of Tuscany, the Municipality of Pisa and the Chamber of Commerce of Pisa. The Pisan Romanesque Meets Contemporary America – is to teach students in the cities of San Francisco and New York about the Pisan Romanesque period and to promote the appreciation of this chapter in the history of Italian culture in schools and families. Please visit this page for more information about the contest.The Consul General also discusses the contest on his blog.


Date: Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Entrance : Free