Rosso Passione Prize


Twenty Artists for Manet


2019 was an important year for the Magmma Museum which, in partnership with the Cà la Ghironda Museum, created the project “Rembrandt incisore” and created the format “Do you Re me mbrandt” presented in Porto Cervo at the Promenade du Port. The kermis were the occasion not only to exhibit the most important collection of engravings by Rembrandt in Italy, but also the opportunity for twenty artists to be the virtual students of the master, in a sort of convivial cenacle, as if Rembrandt had materialized in those places.

On the basis of these exhibitions, the Estetica & Progresso Foundation includes, among the prizes, the opportunity for twenty artists to participate in the great event related to the exhibition on Manet, which will be celebrated in 2019. (see Article 6 bis)

Art.1 – Art Category

The MAGMMA (The Marchionni Mediterranean Museum of Graphic Art) Foundation for Aesthetics and Progress, has announced a competition of contemporary art,  with the purpose to find the work that mostly draws near to the desires of possession but also that that mostly reenters in criterions scientific neuro of positive perception. Essential element is the red color, that according to the free interpretations of the artists it has a fundamental role in the work; the quantity of the red color is not fundamental.

these are the admitted visual arts:


  • etching techniques and graphic (charcoal, ink, pencil and grease pencil, pastel, chalk, watercolor, gouache woodcut, lithography, etching, aquatint, drypoint, linoleum handwriting, mixed intaglio.), screen printing Giclée, computer graphics and offset works performed by various techniques, including acrylic and tempera.

The artworks can be made with any media :paper, cardboard, various metals, aluminum, copper, iron, wood, glass etc .. ……

The overall measurement must not exceed 250cm (base+height)

  • painting Works considered in the category of painting will use or manual intervention of oils, tempera, acrylic, industrial paints, graphite, vinyl on any type of support (even preprinted).  Also accepted are collage techniques and multi-material applications.  Paintings must not exceed an overall measurement of cm 250 (base+height).
  • Photografy any photos on analogical or digital support, photos with digital elaborations.
  • Sculpture and installations: the works can be of any organic or inorganic material, also with sounds, lights, video and mechanical movements or voters. The maximum measures are: base 0.50 meter, depth 0,50 meter, height 1 meters there are not limits of weight.

Art. 2 – Condictions and Selection

Entry to the competition implies unconditional acceptance of the Rules and Regulations of the Judges from the Artistic Committee which is expressed on the entry of works to the competition and the awarding of prizes. After a pre-selection, a winner will be chosen from a  final selection of 10 works ..  Within the competition there will also be an exhibition event, a consistent prize in a show in one of the most prestigious Hotels of the Coast Smeralda Porto Cervo  in Sardinia.

The exhibition of the final works, the voting and awards judging will take place at the MAGMMA museum in Villacidro, Italy between may/June 2019

Art. 3 – Participants

Entry to the competition is open to all contemporary artists irrespective of age, gender, nationality or other distinction.

Art. 4 – Terms and Conditions

Entries must be made by the 28st february 2019 by way of the following: (postal entry dates as postmarked).

.  ON-LINE via the section Competition  Entry through Artist Registration

.  For postal entries the documentation must be sent in a closed envelope at the competition entrants expense via the postal service, express courier or by hand and marked ‘ Premio Marchionni 2017 ‘and addressed to:


Via Cagliari, 87

Art.5 – Judges and Selection

The selection of the works will be made by an artistic jury composed of ten people.  After a pre-selection from the competition entries, the selected artists will be asked to send their work for an exhibition of the final phase.  The number of selected works will be ten from which the final winner will be chosen.  The costs of transport for the delivery and collection of the selected art works are at the expense of the participants. 

Art. 6 – Prize

Only Prize to the Winner :

show In the Magmma Museum.

* date to be announced during the final phase of the exhibition of the finalists. 


 Manet Etchings: The Alfred Strölin Edition of 1905

The Artistic Direction of the Magmma Museum and the Scientific Committee of the Marchionni Prize select twenty artists among the finalists of the Marchionni and Rossopassione Prizes, assigning as a prize the participation in the exhibition “Manet. engraver “with the Magmma Museum project in partnership with the Cà la Ghironda Museum in Bologna. The selected artists are not necessarily selected for the traveling exhibitions

The Manet exhibition comes directly from the exhibitions at the Raffaello Museum in Urbino ( and at the Gozo Ministry of Malta ( ; the selected artists will be the virtual students who, in a kaleidoscope of re-enacting images, will remember the “Master” by updating the technique adopted by Manet reinterpreting it. With an image replicated, distorted or modified according to a personal and subjective vision of the artist. The artist will be allowed to use any type of technique, according to his artistic path.

The theme will be communicated to the selected following the final proclamation. 

Art. 7- Important Dates and Deadlines

28st february 2019: Last Day for Competition Entry.
On or before 31st march 2019:  Announcement of the 20 Competition Finalists
By may  2019 proclamation of the winning works and inauguration of the exhibition of the finalists, in Villacidro, Italy,  at the  “MAGMMA Museum of Graphic Art of the Mediterranean Marchionni”.

Art. 8  – Entry fee

Entry fees go towards the organization of the competition.  The entry fee for the first work entered is Euro 35 and for each subsequent work Euro 15.  The maximum number of works is three.  Each work must be accompanied by a new entry form.  Submitting more works the payment will be cumulative.  Payments must be made in Euro and free of bank taxes or conversion fees.  Entry fees are not reimbursable.

Payments can be made:

– On Line with credit card: PAY PAL

( if the credit card is not in the artist’s name please inform us via stating the cardholder’s name and the artist)

– By Bank Transfer

Banco Posta, filiale di Villacidro
IBAN  IT 37 S 07601 04800 001024812271
made out to: Fondazione Estetica e Progresso

payment ref: PREMIO MARCHIONNI  2016, with artist’s name and surname.

For more information, see the terms in Appendix.

Art. 9- Liability

The Foundation Aesthetics & Progress, Provides Maximum care and custody of the works, ensuring with special insurance any theft, vandalism or fires  during the phases of the Event to the exclusion Transport A / R..

Art. 10 – Permission

Each participant expressly authorizes the Foundation for Aesthetics and Progress and their legal representative to process the personal data transmitted pursuant to law 675/96 (‘Privacy Law’) with subsequent modifications D.Igs 96/2003 (Privacy Code), as well as for the purposes of their inclusion in data banks managed by the aforementioned persons.  Each participant in the competition freely allows the Foundation for Aesthetics and Progress and their legal representative the rights to reproduce the works and texts entered for the competition for the purpose of the preparation of any catalogue, any publication on the competition website and for other forms of communication, promotion or organizational activity.  The material submitted for competition entry will not be returned.  The competition organizers will have the final decision regarding all matters otherwise unspecified in this announcement.  The competition organizers reserve the right to make variations to the announcement if necessary


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