Century of Realism

Century of Realism


International Exhibition-Competition of Classical and Traditional Art

Realism is a painting style in which artists try to convey in the picture the world as it is.


Dates: February 14-29, 2020
Registration: until February 9, 2020.
Address: Hotel and Exhibition Complex and House Museum of the composer Gustav Mahler, Czech Republic, Jihlava, str. Krizova 4.


To participate in the competition program are allowed works created in the following techniques:

1) oil painting;
2) Acrylic painting;
3) Graphic arts;
4) Watercolor art;
5) Pastel;
6) Textile art.



1. Landscape
2. Still life
3. Architecture
4. Portrait
5. Plein air picture
6. Esoteric
7. Fauna and wildlife
8. Flora and flowers
9. Water element
10. Hyperrealistic picture
11. Ornamental art
12. A picture telling a story (genre picture)
13. Naive art
14. Aesthetics of nudity
15. Experiments with the classical beginning (Synthesis of genres)


The exhibition accepts two- and three-dimensional works.
The two-dimensional dimensions of the work cannot exceed 75 x 85 inches (192 x 218 centimeters).
A three-dimensional work of art (i.e., sculpture) cannot exceed 72 x 72 x 24 inches (184 x 184 x 61 centimeters).
For flat works, an additional coefficient has been introduced: with a canvas size of more than 80 cm and up to 140 cm, for the most part an additional payment of 50% of the cost will be charged. Subsequently, the calculation is for each step of 50 cm.


(Full-time and part-time participants provide the same sets of materials!)

1) Application form (download application form in Word, PDF);
2) Label for each competition entry (download the label in Word, PDF);
3) Personal photo of the author (s);
4) Photographs of art objects presented at the exhibition-contest;
5) Confirmation of payment of the registration fee (copy of receipt, payment information, etc.):
go to the "Registration fee"
go to the section "Methods of payment"


How is a realistic tradition developing in the visual arts today? And what forms does it take? The painting presented at the exhibition has a romantic structure: it is brightly emotional, it always has a poetic mood, musicality, the joy of being, a high sense of love for the motherland. Realistic in form and romantic in essence, it glorifies the beauty of the world and is devoid of “practical impurities”: social sound, criticism or sermon.

At the beginning of the XXI century, only “romantic realism” preserves the living artistic tradition of Russian realistic painting, which is unique and so valued throughout the world. The exhibition demonstrates a significant trend in contemporary Russian art: the return of figurative art, combining reliance on tradition, attention to reality and an ethical position, to the vanguard of the artistic process. Having perceived and reworked the cultural baggage of modernism, in the 21st century realism once again occupies a leading position in the visual arts.



Please note that the artists participating in the exhibition are responsible for the costs associated with the delivery of works to the site and for insurance of works of art while it is in transit.
We also ask you to read the "General Regulations", which regulates the relationship between the authors, the organizers of the exhibition and the organizing committee.