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
  • 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
  • Bob Dylan Portrait by Degas

    Bob Dylan Portrait by Degas
  • Cancan Dancers on Stage by Degas

    Cancan Dancers on Stage by Degas
  • 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
  • Man in a Pink Tutu Ballet Dancing in a Degas Painting

    Man in a Pink Tutu Ballet Dancing in a Degas Painting
  • Mr. Bean on Stage with Ballerinas by Degas

    Mr. Bean on Stage with Ballerinas by Degas
  • Russian Dancer in a Ballet Class by Degas

    Russian Dancer in a Ballet Class by Degas
33 image entries
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