Ancient Statues

Contest Info

  • Started: 1/2/2007 06:00
  • Ended: 1/4/2007 06:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 19
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
Ancient Statues
Contest Directions: [ Ancient Greek Cycladic statues and figurines known for their smooth flat-faced style, look strikingly modern and inspired the works of 20th century masters like Pablo Picasso. ]
Nowadays many celebrities continue to be inspired by the ancient art - just like Greek statues they have no underwear on.
In this contest you are asked to add any modern elements to ancient statues. Give them modern helmets, gadgets, tools, glasses, sports equipment, modern clothes, paintjobs, etc.

Contest Info

    • Started: 1/2/2007 06:00
    • Ended: 1/4/2007 06:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 19
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
19 pictures
  • Antique Statue Wearing Modern Clothes

    Antique Statue Wearing Modern Clothes
  • Michelangelo's Statue of David on Vacation

    Michelangelo's Statue of David on Vacation
  • Statue in a Purple Dress

    Statue in a Purple Dress
  • Gree Statue Using Roll-on Deoderant

    Gree Statue Using Roll-on Deoderant
  • Keith Richards Statue Smoking

    Keith Richards Statue Smoking
  • Finger Sculpture With a String

    Finger Sculpture With a String
  • Statue Getting a Pedicure

    Statue Getting a Pedicure
  • Atlas Supporting Google Earth

    Atlas Supporting Google Earth
  • Statue Riding a Donkey

    Statue Riding a Donkey
19 image entries
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This contest is fueled by the following news: A few miles from the resorts of Mykonos and Santorini, Keros is a repository of art from the seafaring culture whose flat-faced marble statues inspired the work of 20th century masters Pablo Picasso and Henry Moore. A few miles from the resorts of Mykonos and Santorini, Keros is a repository of art from the seafaring culture whose flat-faced marble statues inspired the work of 20th century masters Pablo Picasso and Henry Moore. Indeed, more than half of all documented Cycladic figurines in museums and collections worldwide were found on Keros. Now, excavations by a Greek-British archaeology team have unearthed a cache of ancient statues all deliberately broken that they hope will help solve the Keros riddle. When they were unearthed, the white marble shards were jumbled close together like a pile of bleached bones, an elbow here, a leg there, occasionally a head. During excavations in the spring and early summer, archaeological team found an undisturbed trove of figurines missed by looters who ransacked the islet in the 1950s and 1960s. They all had been deliberately smashed around 2500 B.C. The Cycladic culture a network of small, sometimes fortified farming and fishing settlements that traded with mainland Greece, Crete and Asia Minor is best known for the elegant figurines: mostly naked, elongated figures with arms folded under their chests. It flourished in 3200-2000 B.C., then was eclipsed by Crete and Mycenaean Greece. A group of broken figurines like that found this year is known from private collections formed after the looting. But for the first time, experts can now try to piece a story together from the subtle clues that treasure hunters destroy. Experts agree the figurines, which initially had details painted in bright colors, were highly prized in the early bronze age Cyclades, but still don't understand what they were made for. Some 1,400 have survived, although only 40 percent are of known origin, since looters destroyed evidence on the rest.