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
  • 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
  • Leave it to Beaver in Degas Painting

    Leave it to Beaver in Degas Painting
33 image entries
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