The UrbinoInAcquerello International Festival in Urbino is an annual event that brings together watercolorists and artists have a creativity talent in watercolor, from around the world.The festival includes seminars, meetings, conference, plein airs, demonstrations for high school and univiersty students, exhibitions and workshop.
The focus of this Festival is the extraordinary artistic beauty of Urbino. Every spring, Urbino becomes a fascinating place for cultural and artistic exchange, as in Renaissance, when artists met in the Duke of Palazzo Ducale.
In 2020 the festival UrbinoInAcquerello takes place online. The project started during the Festival UrbinoInAcquerello 2019, when the national and international artists drew in the group "Drafts in watercolor inspired by the works of Raphael" in square Duca Federico in Urbino .In this place was distributed a sheet in Arch format, like the fresco found in Raphael's house in Urbino. Only each sheet they drew by 3-4 artists who expressed their cultural roots in Raphael's works. Then we make this giant hand made book for this art work. After the 2019 festival, we invited artists to create a new other work for the year 2020, thanks to their imagination and their cultural roots, they got inspired by the works of Raffaello Sanzio, they have taken into consideration a portrait or some detail of his art work, they also interpreted the landscape of Montefeltro and the city of Urbino with their artistic creativity, had having the possibility to insert a text or a thought in their original language.We ‘ve received a wonderful watercolor works . For this project we have also invited schools to participate.
With covid 19 we were unable to present the Festival. The organizers of the festival, lead by the charming Soha Khalil, have found a great way to show online works by artists dedicated to the life and works of Raphael. Artists was given the opportunity to perform work in an individuale creative manner, with portraits or elements of images and detalis of the works of Raphael, with its own interpretation of the landscapes of Montefeltro and Urbino.
In the framework of the project, many very interesting watercolor works by artists from all over the world have been created. In our selection. we share some watercolors from the project.
The UrbinoInAcquerello Association invites all artists to join the online project dedicated to the great Raphael Santi. Make a short video in which you introduce yourself and tell about your painting that you create for the RAFFAELLO 2020 project online. You can post your video on UrbinoInAcquerello's Facebook page.
Finally many thanks for all our artists and for support of fantastic artist (Stella Canfield).
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