Michelangelo Art Prize

The official awarding ceremony of the Michelangelo International Art Prize 2019 was held at Palazzo Brancaccio, Rome. Annually jury and curators of the event present the art prize to contemporary artists who have achieved a body of work of major cultural significance in Italy and abroad.

Michelangelo is widely regarded as the most famous artist of the Italian Renaissance. Among his works are the “David” and “Pieta” statues and the Sistine Chapel frescoes.

Natalia Kapchuk was nominated for her new art project titled “The Lost Planet”. Mixed media technique and integration of the natural materials showcase artist’s deep concept and her commitment to ecological topics.

“I have been working for ‘The Lost Planet’ series of works from the beginning of the year. I found my inspiration in nature, the beauty of our Planet — Earth. My interest in environment issues pushed me to make a research on ecological problems such as global warming, climate change, ocean plastic pollution , and oil extraction. In my artworks I highlight biodiversity of continents, true value of oceans, uniqueness , and originality of every part of Earth. We don’t have another planet — this is the key message of my project. I am honored to have been nominated for my artistic approach. I believe it is only the beginning of my professional path”, — commented Natalia Kapchuk.