Basis 13th Mercosur Salon Diògenes Taborda prize.


Considering the launching of the "In the memory of Buenos Aires" program, sponsored by the city of Buenos Aires Government. Destinated to capture the historical and cultural values in each neighborhood, Jorge Volpe Stessens has created the Diògenes Taborda Mercosur salon.
This prize is inaugurated every year on the 21st of September due to celebration of the "Spring Day".
Diògenes Taborda is the only cartoonist honored by a Mayor by naming a street in Buenos Aires after him, after his death in 1926.
Diògenes Taborda had that gift which has always characterized and distinguished the worlds greatest draftsmen, I will be recognized after his steps on the pages of "La Crìtica" he under covered a whole world of suggestion, he made a whole world of humorism flourish when graphically relating an episode, the tip of his pencil put aside maliciously and by stealth, the veil of the human life scenery, and let us see in a small detail a whole big drama as saying: look at what happens. And he did all this smiling and without effort, because he was funny in the Spanish meaning of the word. He made his drawings with the nudity of the nimble, the grace was for him, as for all great artists, an economy of effort.
Diògenes Taborda cooperated with the sketches of "El Apostol" a satirical cartoon movie, done by the pioneer Quirino Cristiani (Extracted from the book "History of the graphic and written humor ", author Oscar Vazquez Lucio (Siulnas)).

Basis 13 th Diògenes Taborda Salon 2008

Can participate: painters, photographers, sculptors, printers, humorists, etc.
Theme: free.
Format: 40cm x 30 / 20 x 30 cm only on paper, cardboard, cloth.
Jury: Integrated by critics of art residing in Mercosur.
Deliveries: the art will be personally presented or sent in a sealed envelope (no framing, not paspartu) to the Volpe Stessens Cultural Foundation, Caseros 2739, CP 1246, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 31 august the first 2008.
Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd and one mention will be awarded in the following categories: Graphic humor / illustration / painting / digital art / popular naïf art / drawing / photography (monochrome or color up to 6 per artist).12 works of art: paintings, sculptures, engravings, drawings from great masters of painting from Mercosur

Donaciones para el mantenimiento de la Fundacion Cultural Volpe Stessens
Mediante Transferencia Bancaria a la Cuenta:
Cuenta Corriente Especial en el Banco Frances Nro.012-009379-9 , Sucursal Nº10
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Cost: 50 Us dollars will be changed to participant artist to pay edition of brochure, packing/transportation in returning works, send fee by Fundación Cultural Volpe Stessens, corrent acount Nº 012-009379-9 of the "Banco Francés" - Buenos Aires - Sucursal Parque Patricios. In case the money asked is not sent, works will be considered a donation sin cargo to the Volpe Stessens Foundation to become a part of the acerbity of the Itimuseum / Diògenes Taborda Museum / Paillet Museum or to be given away to some public welfare institution..
Volpe Stessens Cultural Foundation will care for good preserving of consignated works, but will not be responsible for theft, loss or breaking of them.
When participating in these salons Volpe Stessens Cultural Foundation is authorized to reproduce images of the exposing works on books, magazines, newspapers or any place where Jorge Volpe Considers convenient for the best diffusion and promotion of the prizes.
Looking forward to counting with your participation and spreading of this information to achieve the best realization of these three salons, cordially greet you, Jorge Volpe, director of the Volpe Stessens Cultural Foundation.