The Centre of Visual Arts & Research (CVAR), celebrating International Museum Day on May 18, announces the 3rd Pancyprian Drawing Contest for students 5 to 12 years old, under the title:
My beloved sea...a dive into art
The contest is organized under the auspices of the Deputy Ministry of Tourism
The children through their drawings will bring to life the magic of the sea and will promote the sea's diachronic meaning in art, reflecting different aspects such as the valuable ecosystem, the human activity developed around the sea, and the feelings that the sea reveals.
The source of inspiration for the subject of the contest is the painting collection of the museum that depicts the renowned seas of the island, the sea landscapes and the ports of Cyprus, all drawn by the travelling artists who visited Cyprus between 1700 and 1960. Sometimes the 'lens' focuses on the sea as the protagonist of the painting and sometimes some other element is the centre of the interest of the artist. In the end, however, the sea stands out because of its beauty, its symbolism and its diachronic value.
Using as a starting point the paintings of the museum and their own experiences, the students are asked to draw a seascape. The drawing must follow one of the three thematic units.
biodiversity ∙ human activity ∙ feelings
The deadline is 31 May 2023