World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Art competitions at the 1936 Summer Olympics

Article Id: WHEBN0016593817
Reproduction Date:

Title: Art competitions at the 1936 Summer Olympics  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: 1936 Summer Olympics, Art competitions at the Summer Olympics, Art competitions at the Olympic Games, Jiang Wen-Ye, Werner Egk
Collection: 1936 in Art, 1936 Summer Olympics Events, Art Competitions at the Olympic Games, Arts in Germany
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Art competitions at the 1936 Summer Olympics

Art competitions were held as part of the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany. Medals were awarded in five categories (architecture, literature, music, painting, and sculpture), for works inspired by sport-related themes.

The art exhibition was held in a hall of the Berlin Exhibition from July 15 to August 16, and displayed 667 works of art from 22 different countries. Additionally, the literature competition attracted 40 entries from 12 countries, and the music competition had 33 entries from 9 countries.[1]

The art competitions at the 1936 Games were similar to the 1928 and 1932 Games, with medals being awarded in multiple subcategories for each of the five artistic categories.[2] The judges declined to award any medals for three subcategories, and no gold medals for another three subcategories.

Farpi Vignoli won a gold medal in Statues for his "Sulky Driver" (left).

Art competitions were part of the Olympic program from 1912 to 1948.[3] At a meeting of the International Olympic Committee in 1949, it was decided to hold art exhibitions instead, as it was judged illogical to permit professionals to compete in the art competitions but only amateurs were permitted to compete in sporting events.[4] Since 1952, a non-competitive art and cultural festival has been associated with each Games.

Contents

  • Architecture 1
  • Literature 2
  • Music 3
  • Painting 4
  • Sculpture 5
  • Medal table 6
  • References 7

Architecture

Category Gold Silver Bronze
Architectural design  Hermann Kutschera (AUT)
Skiing Stadium
 Werner March (GER)
Reich Sport Field
 Hermann Stiegholzer and Herbert Kastinger (AUT)
Sporting Centre in Vienna
Municipal planning  Werner March and Walter March (GER)
Reich Sport Field
 Charles Downing Lay (USA)
Marine Park, Brooklyn
 Theo Nußbaum (GER)
Municipal Planning and Sporting Centre in Cologne

Literature

Category Gold Silver Bronze
Lyric works  Felix Dhünen (GER)
"The Runner"
 Bruno Fattori (ITA)
"Profili Azzurri"
 Hans Stoiber (AUT)
"The Discus"
Dramatic works none awarded none awarded none awarded
Epic works  Urho Karhumäki (FIN)
"Avoveteen"
 Wilhelm Ehmer (GER)
"For the Top of the World"
 Jan Parandowski (POL)
"Dysk Olimpijski"

Music

Category Gold Silver Bronze
Solo and chorus  Paul Höffer (GER)
"Olympic Vow"
 Kurt Thomas (GER)
"Olympic Cantata, 1936"
 Harald Genzmer (GER)
"The Runner"
Instrumental none awarded none awarded none awarded
Orchestra  Werner Egk (GER)
"Olympic Festive Music"
 Lino Liviabella (ITA)
"The Victor"
 Jaroslav Křička (TCH)
"Mountain Suite"

Painting

Category Gold Silver Bronze
Paintings none awarded  Rudolf Eisenmenger (AUT)
"Runners at the Finishing Line"
 Ryuji Fujita (JPN)
"Ice Hockey"
Drawings and water colours none awarded  Romano Dazzi (ITA)
"Four Sketches for Frescoes"
 Sujaku Suzuki (JPN)
"Classical Horse Racing in Japan"
Graphic art none awarded none awarded none awarded
Commercial graphic art  Alex Diggelmann (SUI)
"Arosa I Placard"
 Alfred Hierl (GER)
"“International Automobile Race on the Avus"
 Stanisław Ostoja-Chrostowski (POL)
"Yachting Club Certificate"

Sculpture

Category Gold Silver Bronze
Statues  Farpi Vignoli (ITA)
"Sulky Driver"
 Arno Breker (GER)
"Decathlon Athlete"
 Stig Blomberg (SWE)
"Wrestling Youths"
Reliefs  Emil Sutor (GER)
"Hurdlers"
 Józef Klukowski (POL)
"Ball"
none awarded
Medals none awarded  Luciano Mercante (ITA)
"Medals"
 Josue Dupon (BEL)
"Equestrian Medals"

Medal table

At the time, medals were awarded to these artists, but art competitions are no longer regarded as official Olympic events by the International Olympic Committee. These events do not appear in the IOC medal database,[5] and these totals are not included in the IOC's medal table for the 1936 Games.[6]
 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Germany (GER) 5 5 2 12
2  Italy (ITA) 1 4 0 5
3  Austria (AUT) 1 1 2 4
4  Finland (FIN) 1 0 0 1
  Switzerland (SUI) 1 0 0 1
6  Poland (POL) 0 1 2 3
7  United States (USA) 0 1 0 1
8  Japan (JPN) 0 0 2 2
9  Belgium (BEL) 0 0 1 1
 Czechoslovakia (TCH) 0 0 1 1
 Sweden (SWE) 0 0 1 1
Total 9 12 11 32

References

  1. ^
  2. ^
  3. ^
  4. ^
  5. ^
  6. ^
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.