The third International Children's Art Show was held at Maser, a small town in the Treviso region (northern Italy).
The third International Children's Art Show was held at Maser, a small town in the Treviso region (northern Italy). The show was held in a villa built in 1560 well known for its ferscoes painted by Veronese. The competition went under the name: "Prize of the Silver Paint Brush".
Six hundred "masterpieces" were chosen from among the 15.000 some which were sent to the organizing commitee (these 15.000 from all over Italy) then another 600 paintings were also placed on show: these were the work of children from all parts of the World.
The slogan adopted by the organizers was : "throw away your pencils" (with the idea that children were to be left alone to express their "inner feelings" using crayons and paint brushes.) The artistic education of children should therefore be "guided" and not "imposed". The new artists should be left alone to express what they feel with the utmost freedom leaving alone their "creative impulses".