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"Art inspires...Art" 2022

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Art inspires...Art, 2022

The anguished face in the painting The Scream is one of the most iconic images in art and one of the most important works of art in the history of painting.. The painting was created in 1893 by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch and depicts the universal anxiety of modern humanity. "I could not get rid of my illness, because I owe a large part of my art to it", the great painter once declared, who, apart from being talented, was a deeply depressed and tormented man, from the futility of death and the effects of illness, mental and physical.

While he was influenced by the Post-Impressionists, he did not feel that the term Impressionist suited him. He has been characterized by many as the forerunner of the artistic current of expressionism. Munch painted a symbolic reality, depicting states of mind and subconscious. Situations where there is strong emotion, a tense and highly charged atmosphere.

The work was first completed in 1893 but the artist had made many more versions of it. Munch intended his painting to symbolize the concept of panic of the unknown and the anxiety of the human condition, regardless of gender and origin.

He later described his inspiration for the image:

I was walking along the road with two friends – the sun was setting – suddenly the sky turned blood red – I paused, feeling exhausted, and leaned on the fence – there was blood and tongues of fire above the blue-black fjord and the city – my friends walked on, and I stood there trembling with anxiety – and I sensed an infinite scream passing through nature.

After Botticelli's "Spring" as a source of inspiration and guided by the same belief, that "Art inspires art", Pocket Star Gallery and Culture365 once again invite artists to present, through their own works, feelings, reflections and impressions that they are inspired by the painting "The Scream" by Edvard Munch. Works that, despite having a common source of inspiration, are not imitations. Works that in turn will trigger the creation of new masterpieces, contributing to the eternal cycle of art creation...

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31/October/2022

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Is free to apply but we do charge a 50 EUR fee for each accepted submission.
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OPEN CALL | Theme: Remedy

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We are delighted to announce our fourth release entitled Remedy and invite artists to submit work for our upcoming digital and physical show in central Athens (GR).

In a year in which the world faced numerous global challenges, a theme emerged from the search data; the global pursuit of healing and finding a way forward. A remedy can be a treatment that relieves pain or cures a condition, or a way of correcting something or solving a problem. 

According to Google, 2021 was a year of seeking out reassessment, reflection, and growth and within that year the world searched for affirmations and ways to come back stronger than ever before. The intense grief and loneliness felt around the world, as well as the pain of ongoing inequity, have become lasting reminders of how much we need each other, not just for comfort and support, but to face challenges that require our collective action to solve. 

We invite artists worldwide to inspire us and leave their mark. This year's call for art is open to all mediums and ways of expression and we look forward seeing work from all perspectives and approaches. 

Submissions will be consciously selected by a jury of prominent art professionals and the selected artists will have the opportunity to be part of a ground-breaking digital show that will open its virtual doors in December 2022.

Submission Deadline: 22 July 2022 
Exhibition dates: 22 December 2022 - 22 January 2023 [physical show]
22 December 2022 - 22 February 2023 [online show]

To read more and apply: https://www.creamathens.com/open-call-2022

 

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Digital: online Physical: Athens GR
Deadline: 
22/July/2022

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£30.00 GBP
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