INTERNATIONAL ART'S AWARD ``STEFANO USSI``
15 MAY - 13 OCTOBER, 2018, FLORENCE
INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ART COMPETITION
A HOMAGE TO THE ARTIST STEFANO USSI
THE COMMUNITY OF FINE ARTS – ASSOCIATION OF THE ARTISTS “CASA DANTE” OF FLORENCE, in compliance with the objectives specified in its Charter, which are intended to promote Art and Artists in their different lines of work, announces:
THE FIRST EDITION OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONTEST OF CONTEMPORARY ART, FINALISED TO THE PROMOTION OF ITALIAN AND INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ART
A HOMAGE TO THE ARTIST STEFANO USSI.
STEFANO USSI (1822 – 1901) began his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, and was a pupil of Giuseppe Bezzuoli for painting and Enrico Pollastrini for drawing.
In 1848, he interrupted his studies due to a strong patriotic commitment that drove him to take part in insurrectional movements and join the battalion of Tuscan students that engaged with the Austrian army during the First War of Independence in the battle of Montanara, when he was made prisoner and transferred to an Austrian jail.
Repatriated in 1849, he won the triennial contest organised by the Academy of Fine Arts, earning a stay in Rome to pursue his studies.
His artistic research was a celebration and a tribute to the ideals of the Risorgimento. In 1860, he became a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts.
Skilled portraitist, he created prestigious artworks and realised compositions with historical and exotic-oriental character.
He travelled a lot and, thanks to his profession, Stefano Ussi established an important testimony in the vision of the Islamic world by Western Europe, and became a great Orientalist Artist.
In his testament dated 28/05/1900, he established the “Ussi bequest”, which included a five-year award that, however, was only assigned in February of 1909.
Therefore, The Community of Fine Arts – Association of the Artists “Casa Dante”, dedicates this Contest to our eminent member, Stefano Ussi.
Dates to remember
Selection of finalists
- PHOTOGRAPHY AND DIGITAL COMPOSITION
- VIDEO ART
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