Broken Paintings

Contest Info

  • Started: 9/4/2006 06:20
  • Ended: 9/6/2006 06:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 13
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $20
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $12
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $8
Broken Paintings
Contest Directions: Police in Norway recovered Edvard Munch's paintings "The Scream" and "Madonna", two years after armed robbers stole them from a museum in Oslo. Museum officials said they are upset to find the paintings in rough condition. Well, what do you expect? Thieves stealing paintings for the love of art, enjoying them on their walls for a year, doing extra restoration work, and then returning the paintings in better than original condition? Well, thank you thieves! Next time please stop by to take some more masterpieces, we need some restoration done to them for years! That's thieves, we are talking about, folks. The guys who break car windows to get stereos and rob museums of whatever valued trash people consider art. And accusing thieves of not taking good care of paintings is like accusing Britney Spears of not taking good care of her kids. Except that Britney is slightly less qualified.
In this contest you are asked to show how thieves "broke" objects in the paintings - e.g. broken table in "Last Supper", torn clothes in Mona Lisa, cracked ball in Escher's "Reflection", etc. The damage we are looking for is not to be to the painting texture, frame, paint, etc, but to the objects in the paintings as described above.

Contest Info

    • Started: 9/4/2006 06:20
    • Ended: 9/6/2006 06:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 13
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $20
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $12
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $8
This gallery only contains our top 15 selections from its parent contest Broken Paintings. All 13 contest pictures can be viewed here.
  • Girl with a Broken Leg by Bouguereau

    Girl with a Broken Leg by Bouguereau
  • Empty Room by Van Gogh

    Empty Room by Van Gogh
  • Leaking Tomato Soup Can by Warhol

    Leaking Tomato Soup Can by Warhol
  • House Burns Down in American Gothic Painting

    House Burns Down in American Gothic Painting
  • Damaged Brother and Sister in a Bouguereau Painting

    Damaged Brother and Sister in a Bouguereau Painting
  • Swing Breaks in a Painting

    Swing Breaks in a Painting
  • American Gothic Burnt Down House

    American Gothic Burnt Down House
  • Escher Drawing Hands Wearing Bandaids

    Escher Drawing Hands Wearing Bandaids
  • Girl at a Bricked Up Window by Dali

    Girl at a Bricked Up Window by Dali
  • Broken Bridge in the Scream Painting

    Broken Bridge in the Scream Painting
  • Escher Building Thief

    Escher Building Thief
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This contest is fueled by the following news: Two famous paintings by Edvard Munch -- The Scream and Madonna -- have been recovered following theft some two years ago. The paintings were discovered in Norway after they were stolen in August 2004 when thieves literally yanked the paintings off of the walls of a museum. The police still know only a portion of the details associated with the theft. However, the police did confirm that the 19th century Expressionist paintings were now safe and sound. These paintings represent two of the most beloved pieces of art in Norway. The paintings were stolen on August 22, 2004, in broad daylight. The Madonna painting actually was damaged during the theft -- having been scratched or gouged in the process. The combined insured value of the paintings is set at $121 million. Some experts have estimated that The Scream alone may be worth as much as $100 million. The Scream is one of the most frequently reproduced works of art in all of the world -- and can be found on everything from coffee cups to T-shirts to countless other items the world over. Pictures performed on decorative and ritual vessels whose surface has intrinsic shape are also related to paintings. Techniques of painting are inexhaustible. All, that leaves trace on some thing, strictly speaking, is a painting: painting is created by nature, time and man. This was noted already by Leonardo Da Vinci. Traditional techniques of painting: tempera (with egg), wall (lime), glue and other types. From 15th century, painting with oil colors had become popular; in 29th century appear synthetic colors with binding agent from polymers (acrylic and vinyl). Colors may be manufactured from natural or artificial pigments.
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