WHAT IS MADONNARI?
The model for this project originated in Italy as a tradition that dates back to the 16th century — the art of street painting. Historically, i madonnari were wandering artists in Italy who traveled village to village to earn their livelihood at various festivals and on various holy days. The artists often depicted religious images in their paintings, thus earning their name. Such a festival was first introduced in America in Santa Barbara, followed by San Rafael in the 1980s. Today, street painters create breathtaking traditional and expressionistic compositions using the street as their canvas and chalk pastels as their medium.
The following properties of Chalk Pastel are helpful in creating the Madonnari sidewalk masterpieces!
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Arrive Day 1 with your Sketchbook & ready to roll!
What are the responses of the viewers and people who are looking at the art work? Interview the patrons