In memory of the extraordinary contribution of Enrico Marinelli, creator of the Guild of the Dome, Opera del Duomo starts an international award among contemporary artists close to the spirit which animated the great past masters whose works adorn the Florentine monuments and fill the Cathedral Museum.

 

 

SPIRIT OF THE AWARD

Expressing universal human values, encouraging artists of whatever cultural, religious or philosophical background to explore the great themes of the human spirit, in one or another of the languages that today speak to women and men around the world, artists will be called to perform at their best by proposing their works on the footsteps of great masters of the past, like Michelangelo, Ghiberti and Brunelleschi, thus becoming part of a new era of contemporary art for the future of the Opera del Duomo.

THE WINNER OF THE AWARD IS MIKAYEL OHANJANYAN

 

In memory of the extraordinary contribution of Enrico Marinelli, creator of the Guild of the Dome, Opera del Duomo has generously called for an international competition among contemporary artists close to the spirit which animated the great past masters whose works adorn the Florentine monuments and fill the Cathedral Museum.
Artists will be asked to propose works in the spirit of the monumental sculpture and painting for which Florence is famous, but in a contemporary style, expressing the universal human values which are at the heart of the Cathedral’s heritage of sacred sculpture and painting.

The artists will be proposed by the international experts and critics of contemporary art.

The objective is not to reproduce the masterpieces of the Renaissance and of the Christian faith for which the Opera del Duomo complex and museum are renowned, but to encourage artists of whatever cultural, religious or philosophical background to explore the great themes of the human spirit, in one or another of the languages of art that today speak to women and men around the world.

ENRICO MARINELLI

Enrico Marinelli had a special gift: he was an enthusiastic person whatever he was up to. Businessman, entrepreneur, husband and father, he lately devoted his life to the idea that humankind has much more to share that many  know.

He truly believed that each of us can really make the difference and that we all need to see beyond. He most of anything wanted to improbe Florence’s image to the eye of anybody  in the world, by sharing its art as the universal value for mankind.

His love and passion for art and cultural values led him to create The Guild of the Dome to which he dedicated his last years.