Degas 2012

Contest Info

  • Started: 7/18/2012 06:00
  • Ended: 7/21/2012 17:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 33
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
  • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
Degas 2012
Contest Directions: This Thursday is the 178th birthday of one of the most famous French artists - Edgar Degas. He is regarded as one of the founders of Impressionism, even though he more preferred to be called a realist. Degas started painting seriously very early in his life. Obsessed with painting, he turned his room into an artist studio by the age of 18. His father - a wealthy French banker - was originally against Edgar's love for art and wanted him to become a lawyer instead. At the age of 21, Degas dropped out of Law school and went to Italy for three years where he copied the works of Michelangelo, Raphael and Titian. Degas talent flourished under the guidance of his first teacher Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, whose first advice to Edgar was "draw lines, young man, many lines..."
To celebrate the 178th birthday of Edgar Degas, show how his paintings would be different if he created them nowadays - e.g. including modern elements in his works, making them promote and endorse products and services, including celebrities and politicians in his art, hiring Degas to do movie posters, etc.

Contest Info

    • Started: 7/18/2012 06:00
    • Ended: 7/21/2012 17:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 33
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
    • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
33 pictures
  • Kittne Takes Dance lessons on the Lake

    Kittne Takes Dance lessons on the Lake
        • Adding this to my favourites, it is so gorgeous.
        • I saw it! Very happy you like it Thanks again
        • This is Marvelous chop wonderful job done like the way the girl and the Cat were dancing together in the lake nice reflection and good ambiance....
        • Many thanks ericnorthend and rejeshstar!
        • Congrats, on the Gold....Nathalie! Beautiful work....amazing,Bravo my friend!
        • Thanks a lot Nepaguy ! Appreciate your comment !
        • Woo-Hoo and Gold congrats for Mme BOULPIX! So cute!
        • Beautiful work BOULPIX Golden Congrats!
        • Congratulations on your well deserved GOLD!!!
        • Mesmerizing and i like the idea "dancing on lakes"! It truly looks captivating, when i first saw it i was infatuated. Well, the lake moves as graceful as a ballet dancer!
        • Thanks a lot clarkcapers ! Happy you like it !
  • John Lennon Portrait by Degas

    John Lennon Portrait by Degas
        • Wonderful job done very well done with the noise and the effects used in this image is really classic...
        • Congrats on the silver Mundo nicely done!
        • Silver congrats, Mundo! You've gotten real good with paintings!
  • The Shining Portrait by Degas

    The Shining Portrait by Degas
        • Degas the shining you were really shining with your work in FN -- Hidden good job and nice matt finish
        • CONGRATS!!!!!!
          I don't care what anybody says, it feels good to make top 3.

          [Edited by User on 7/21/2012 7:24:11 PM]
        • Congratulations on your first trophy, I'm sure there will be many more in your future
        • Congrats on the Bronze Veronica one of my faves, perfect expression on Shelley & the axe looks great!
        • Congrats, looks great! That's one movie to this very day that still creeps me out!
        • Congrats on your first FN trophy, Veroni!
  • First Lady Michelle Obama by Degas

    First Lady Michelle Obama by Degas
        • This is fantastic work, its very real chop. Lovely job
        • Its Superb to include First Lady into this art she is so pretty and gentle ... looks great...
        • Congrats, on the Woody too....well done!
        • A two in one! Congrats on the wood as well, Mundo nice choppin'
  • Degas Coka Cola and Smoke Advertisement

    Degas Coka Cola and Smoke Advertisement
        • Lady with Bended handed ha ha ha
        • Very well balance in this chop good idea and nice job done to make the look feel real
        • Love this so much, I looked up the original. Well done ...
  • Carlos Santana Playing the Guitar by Degas

    Carlos Santana Playing the Guitar by Degas
  • Man in the Computer Server Room by Degas

    Man in the Computer Server Room by Degas
        • The server idea is brilliant



          [Edited by User on 7/20/2012 9:06:03 PM]
        • Brilliant job, looks so stunned with Auditing and logs
        • Its a splendid job done by "Hidden" great to see the Art work with the Modern Severs good to see he works with papers with super computers around him
  • Lucille Ball in a Degas Painting

    Lucille Ball in a Degas Painting
        • This one is the clear winner to me.....I even like it more than my entry. lol! Good Luck!
        • See the face of Lucy ... good ad of vitameatavegamin nice chop ... its different
  • Iron Man by Degas

    Iron Man by Degas
        • Thoughtful work nice idea of the blasting in background
        • Very well done like the blend and the chop is so pretty clear like the texture of Iron Man good job done
        • Thank you all very much for the comments and votes!
        • Thank you all very much for the comments and votes!
  • The Sports Bar by Degas

    The Sports Bar by Degas
        • Fantabouls job done like the idea of putting Snookers in the Sports room
  • Bill and Hillary Clinton by Degas

    Bill and Hillary Clinton by Degas
        • Excellent its looks more than the Original so well done Like the color balance and perfect finish to make it real
  • Breakdancing During Ballet Practice by Degas

    Breakdancing During Ballet Practice by Degas
        • Classic artist taking Break and doing some stretching and today's artists were dancing good chop and nice art choice
  • Ballerinas and HipHop Dancers by Degas

    Ballerinas and HipHop Dancers by Degas
        • The Music plays and the guitars sings the ladies were dancing its a very good environment to dance and do Hip Hop both were merged well ...
  • Bernie Madoff by Degas

    Bernie Madoff by Degas
  • Woman Drinking a Coffee by Degas.

    Woman Drinking a Coffee by Degas.
  • Michelle Obama Statue by Degas

    Michelle Obama Statue by Degas
        • I have always loved this sculpture




          [Edited by User on 7/20/2012 9:04:50 PM]
        • Nicely done, love the dress and face. You might want to edit the bit under her arm, unless it is part of the dress
        • Nice Sculpture and Nice statue great thing is that Micheal is craved in it great thought....
  • Degas Absinthe Drinkers Advert

    Degas Absinthe Drinkers Advert
        • Nice thought to put the couple on the Bottle Its so well done and really like this chop good job
  • Kristen Stewart by Degas

    Kristen Stewart by Degas
        • Azure - I think it's just a lock of hair.
          Looks great to me
        • Excellent work of Kristen face , nice color balance and good finish and touches used
  • Nicolas Cage by Degas

    Nicolas Cage by Degas
  • Vincent Van Gogh by Degas

    Vincent Van Gogh by Degas
        • Very clever!
          One minor critique - it'd be even better to adjust the face and hand colors

          [Edited by User on 7/21/2012 12:29:07 PM]
        • Great job done very well done to make the image look as an old art good one and nice suggestion by newsy....
  • American Gothic in a Bar by Degas

    American Gothic in a Bar by Degas
  • Nanny with a Baby in a Stroller by Degas

    Nanny with a Baby in a Stroller by Degas
        • The push chairs were very well designed by including cushions The comfort of the child is being taken care of
  • Bob Dylan Portrait by Degas

    Bob Dylan Portrait by Degas
        • great job done like the sparkling effects of the Microphone and like the goggles used here....
  • Cancan Dancers on Stage by Degas

    Cancan Dancers on Stage by Degas
        • I can see the Eiffel Tower and the Pyramid in the art work well blended....
  • Enjoy Lasko Sarsaparilla Advert

    Enjoy Lasko Sarsaparilla Advert
  • Ray Romano Portrait by Degas

    Ray Romano Portrait by Degas
  • Barack Obama's Dance Class

    Barack Obama's Dance Class
        • Excellent art and mix of another art good chop well balanced job done....
  • Man in a Pink Tutu Ballet Dancing in a Degas Painting

    Man in a Pink Tutu Ballet Dancing in a Degas Painting
        • Excellent work, very funny posture of him, super work.
        • This dancing art or you can call an alien to that pic is very well fitted its really looking funny....
        • Thank you.
          It was too hard find quickly pictures of Nuriev or Barishnikov.

          [Edited by User on 7/22/2012 12:48:51 AM]
  • Mr. Bean on Stage with Ballerinas by Degas

    Mr. Bean on Stage with Ballerinas by Degas
        • Where ever Bean there is a funny concept
        • I am very sorry too when he announced finish his professional career.
        • I am very sorry too when he announced finish his professional career.
  • Russian Dancer in a Ballet Class by Degas

    Russian Dancer in a Ballet Class by Degas
        • like the dance stunt one leg balance nice merge in the old art pic
        • Thank you.
          Man in the women class is already funny.
  • Helen Thomas Listening to Secrets by Degas

    Helen Thomas Listening to Secrets by Degas
  • Pole Dancing with Ballerinas by Degas

    Pole Dancing with Ballerinas by Degas
        • This is superb stunt and very well fitted into the art good merge of colors and art
        • Thank you.
          I hurried to submit pictures for contests and spent limited time to complete picture.
          Degas probably will change his taste if he will saw modern dancing.
          See you next contest.
  • Leave it to Beaver in Degas Painting

    Leave it to Beaver in Degas Painting
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