“The purpose of the day is to celebrate not only the birth of a great artist who has influenced hundreds of artists, but also to underline the importance and the value of art for world peace, fraternity, freedom of expression and multicultural and multidisciplinary dialogue,” said members of the International Association of Art in a statement from 2011.
It was at a meeting in April 2011 when the General Assembly of the association decided to commemorate Da Vinci this year. Asociación Costarricense de Artistas Visuales with the sponsorship of Boutique Faber-Castell in Multiplaza Escazú is preparing an exhibit in honor of Da Vinci’s legacy that will be featured in the Museo de Arte Costarricense from April 16 to May 27.
It will showcase 16 works from 12 artists. Etching, painting, drawing and sculpture techniques will be on display.
“The exhibition allows you to investigate the structures and the scaffolding on which the pillars of our society are built,” said Xiomara Zúñiga, the exhibit’s curator.
The participating artists are all members of the visual arts association. Some 47 artists submitted work to a panel for review and seven women and five men were chosen.