domingo, 27 de noviembre de 2022

© JOHN FORD by/por WALTER TOSCANO - First Place in / Primer Lugar en Traditional Caricature Art Contest

© JOHN FORD by/por WALTER TOSCANO.
First Place in / Primer Lugar en Traditional Caricature Art Contest.
Dedico esta distinción para mi hermana Mónica en el cielo.
Graphite pencil on paper. / Lápices grafito sobre papel.
2022.
Todos los derechos reservados. Copyright.



 

martes, 4 de octubre de 2022

© GEORGE BAHGOURY by/por WALTER TOSCANO

© GEORGE BAHGOURY by/por WALTER TOSCANO.
Digital painting. / Pintura digital.
2022.
See more in/Vea más en: http://wtoscano.blogspot.com/
Todos los derechos reservados. Copyright.

 

miércoles, 21 de septiembre de 2022

© "MELODY OF COLORS" / "MELODÍA DE COLORES" by/por WALTER TOSCANO

© "MELODY OF COLORS" / "MELODÍA DE COLORES" by/por WALTER TOSCANO
Colored pencils on paper. / Lápices de colores sobre papel.
2022.
Todos los derechos reservados.
Copyright.
Visit my fan page/Visite mi página: http://www.facebook.com/WalterToscanoArtista?fref=ts
MY BLOG: http://wtoscano.blogspot.com/

 

jueves, 15 de septiembre de 2022

© ZAKARIYA RAZI by/por WALTER TOSCANO

© ZAKARIYA RAZI by/por WALTER TOSCANO.
Colored pencils on paper. / Lápices de color sobre papel.
2022.
Fan page/Página: http://www.facebook.com/WalterToscanoArtista?fref=ts
See more in/Vea más en: http://wtoscano.blogspot.com/
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lunes, 5 de septiembre de 2022

© RASIM ÖZDENÖREN by/por WALTER TOSCANO

© RASIM ÖZDENÖREN by/por WALTER TOSCANO.
Digital painting. / Pintura digital.
2022.
Fan page/Página: http://www.facebook.com/WalterToscanoArtista?fref=ts
See more in/Vea más en: http://wtoscano.blogspot.com/
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martes, 23 de agosto de 2022

© TAIKA WAITITI by/por WALTER TOSCANO

© TAIKA WAITITI by/por WALTER TOSCANO.
Collage. / Papeles blanco y negro recortados.
2022.
Fan page/Página: http://www.facebook.com/WalterToscanoArtista?fref=ts
See more in/Vea más en: http://wtoscano.blogspot.com/
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jueves, 11 de agosto de 2022

Jury Members of Monthly Syrian cartoon site competition (JULY) 2022 - MIEMBROS DEL JURADO EN CONCURSO DE CARTOONS EN SIRIA, JULIO, 2022

 



Jury Members of Monthly Syrian cartoon site competition (JULY) 2022

MIEMBROS DEL JURADO EN CONCURSO DE CARTOONS EN SIRIA, JULIO, 2022: Alawi Cartoons (IRAQ), Osvaldo Macedo de Sousa (PORTUGAL) y Walter Toscano (PERU).
Theme : The Tongue
لجنة تحكيم مسابقة موقع الكاريكاتور السوري الشهرية- يوليو-2022
https://raedcartoon.com/12755
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martes, 9 de agosto de 2022

JURY RESIGNATION IN THE 49TH INTERNATIONAL HUMOR EXHIBITION OF PIRACICABA, BRAZIL, 2002

 


JURY RESIGNATION IN THE 49TH INTERNATIONAL HUMOR EXHIBITION OF PIRACICABA, BRAZIL, 2002

I am Walter Toscano and as a visual artist I was invited to be part of the qualifying jury of the 49th International Humor Exhibition of Piracicaba, Brazil, 2022. These are the reasons and the details that explain my resignation as a member of the jury of this international event.
The days prior to the qualification held on the 6th of August at hours that I ignore even now, the coordinator of the event informed by e-mail that all the jurors should meet in a video conference after selecting 10 works for each category (6 categories in total, therefore 60 works selected by each member of the jury): caricature, cartoon, charge, health, e-commerce and comic strips. I told the coordinator that I could not connect through zoom for technical reasons. Consequently, I suggested Facebook for the videoconference. Partially agreed with the coordinator, without him confirming the day and the time, I asked him for the confirmation on August 5 and 6 at the early hours of the morning, but with no response to my question. So that’s way I took his silence as a sign for no meeting yet, also for no fixed date or time either.
However, the meeting was held without my confirmation of attendance, obviously, and the qualification was carried out with the 6 qualifying jurors (a French cartoonist and illustrator, and 5 Brazilians with less or no connection with graphic art).
At night of August 6, when checking my social networks, I find messages from the coordinator telling me that the meeting would take place on August 6, in another message he sent me a zoom link to connect (I already said that I have problems entering zoom). And with a new message, he informed me that the 6 jurors had qualified, and that the work had been already done and completed.
In other words, with only one juror dedicated to graphic art the results had been decided and settled. I wonder if such way to qualify is valid? Isn’t it supposed that in an art competition, the majority of the jury should also be professional artists with extensive experience, since the participants expect optimal results according to the level of an international competition?
Despite all opposition, I spoke again with the coordinator to reach an agreement that really benefits the artistic quality of the event. I asked to be sent the winning works chosen by the 6 jurors, and I would send my works that I considered should win later on. At this point, the coordinator accepted the idea of interviewing me on Facebook via video call. By doing so, he showed me the winning works, and I saw that most of the finalists were not among my favorites. Still, I told him that I would send my favorite works, attaching my defense for each one of the works that I chose as winners, so that the other jurors - via e-mail - could analyze them for the necessity of amending the results of the 6 jurors. In every contest there must be an odd number, that is, in this event the number of 7 jurors was correct; but by not counting on my presence, a possible tie would be broken at random and not by artistic criteria. But what criteria could a jury have when they know little or nothing about color management, artistic techniques and styles, composition, visual impact, linear scheme and other more elements?
Finally, when I saw that the results did not reflect the high artistic quality of the participating works, I asked the coordinator to send me the works with the highest number of votes decided on the day of the videoconference on August 6 with the 6 jurors, that is, the finalist works. When verifying that these finalist works were of a lower quality than those that I evaluated as winners, I understood that the jurors had done a mediocre job. A mediocre jury that understands little or nothing about graphic art can only choose mediocre works.
Because of that, I decided not to support the results of this contest and therefore to withdraw my status as a qualifying juror and my personal exhibition in this event.
I ask myself this question: if the coordinator agreed to have a video call with me via Facebook, why he didn’t accept from the beginning my suggestion to hold the meeting by video call on Facebook with the 7 jurors on August 6? The 7 members of the jury should have been present to qualify accordingly with proper arguments in defense of the artistic quality of the winners works of each juror. If a juror is not present, the coordinator must cancel the evaluation and call another meeting with all the jurors. A qualification with an incomplete jury is a lack of respect for the participants, this would invalidate any result, it is a lack of professional ethics and a breach of the rules of any contest.
Art cannot be promoted without the intervention of artists. It is shameful that participating artists are used through contests to satisfy political and ideological interests; this generates divisionism, fragmentation among human beings, resentment instead of reflection, festivity and joy as the festival of graphic humor should be.
It is illusory to speak of promoting art when those who pull the strings do so from politics or from the bureaucratic shadow of a desk, without there being a pencil to design the evolutionary path of art.
WALTER TOSCANO
Tuesday, August 9, 2022.

miércoles, 27 de julio de 2022

© MIKE TYSON by/por WALTER TOSCANO - Second Place / Segundo Lugar en International Caricature Spiritual Contest (INDIA)

© MIKE TYSON by/por WALTER TOSCANO.
Second Place / Segundo Lugar en International Caricature Spiritual Contest (INDIA).
Dedico este honor a mi hermana Mónica en el cielo y a mis padres Manuel y Lupita.
Digital painting. / Pintura digital.
2022.
See more in/Vea más en: http://wtoscano.blogspot.com/
Todos los derechos reservados. Copyright.


 

domingo, 24 de julio de 2022

© MR. BEAN (ROWAN ATKINSON) by/por WALTER TOSCANO - Second Place in / Segundo Lugar en Black and White Contest

© MR. BEAN (ROWAN ATKINSON) by/por WALTER TOSCANO.
Second Place in / Segundo Lugar en Black and White Contest.
Collage. / Papeles blanco y negro recortados.
2022.
Dedico esta distinción para mi hermana Mónica en el cielo y para mi querido padre Manuel.
See more in/Vea más en: http://wtoscano.blogspot.com/
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martes, 19 de julio de 2022

© JAMES BROWN by/por WALTER TOSCANO - Second Place in / Segundo Lugar en International Caricature Spiritual Contest (INDIA)

© JAMES BROWN by/por WALTER TOSCANO.
Second Place in / Segundo Lugar en International Caricature Spiritual Contest (INDIA).
Distinción dedicada para mi hermana Mónica en el cielo y para mi querido padre Manuel. ¡Los amo!
I feel good.
Digital painting. / Pintura digital.
2022.
Fan page/Página: http://www.facebook.com/WalterToscanoArtista?fref=ts
See more in/Vea más en: http://wtoscano.blogspot.com/
Todos los derechos reservados. Copyright.
Results: https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=10160525979727044&set=p.10160525979727044
 

 

viernes, 8 de julio de 2022

© JENNIFER CONNELLY by/por WALTER TOSCANO

© JENNIFER CONNELLY by/por WALTER TOSCANO.
Ink on paper. / Tinta sobre papel.
2022.
Trabajo de pequeñas dimensiones.
Fan page/Página: http://www.facebook.com/WalterToscanoArtista?fref=ts
Blog: http://wtoscano.blogspot.com/
Todos los derechos reservados. Copyright.

 

jueves, 30 de junio de 2022

© JULIO VERNE by/por WALTER TOSCANO - Second Place in / Segundo Lugar en RIP Caricature

© JULIO VERNE by/por WALTER TOSCANO.
Second Place in / Segundo Lugar en RIP Caricature.
Dedico esta distinción para quien siempre celebraba mis logros con la mayor alegría, para mi querida hermana Mónica en el cielo y para mi amado padre Manuel quien es el gran y único culpable que yo sea un artista. ¡Los amo!
Digital painting. / Pintura digital.
2022.
See more in/Vea más en: http://wtoscano.blogspot.com/
Todos los derechos reservados. Copyright.


 

miércoles, 22 de junio de 2022

© GEORGE R. R. MARTIN by/por WALTER TOSCANO

© GEORGE R. R. MARTIN by/por WALTER TOSCANO.
Ink on paper. / Tinta sobre papel.
2022.
Trabajo de pequeñas dimensiones.
Todos los derechos reservados. Copyright.


 

sábado, 11 de junio de 2022

© MARIO DRAGHI by/por WALTER TOSCANO

© MARIO DRAGHI by/por WALTER TOSCANO.
Colored pencils on paper. / Lápices de color sobre papel.
2022.
Fan page/Página: http://www.facebook.com/WalterToscanoArtista?fref=ts
Blog: http://wtoscano.blogspot.com/
Todos los derechos reservados. Copyright.

 

jueves, 9 de junio de 2022

© VANGELIS by/por WALTER TOSCANO

© VANGELIS by/por WALTER TOSCANO.
Ink on paper. / Tinta sobre papel.
2022.
Trabajo de pequeñas dimensiones, con un estilo gráfico de líneas y mancha, mimetizando la barba del personaje con el teclado de un piano.
Fan page/Página: http://www.facebook.com/WalterToscanoArtista?fref=ts
Blog: http://wtoscano.blogspot.com/
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