Degas 2013

Contest Info

  • Started: 7/18/2013 13:00
  • Ended: 7/22/2013 05:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 30
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
  • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
Degas 2013
Contest Directions: This Friday is the 179th 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 179th 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: 7/18/2013 13:00
    • Ended: 7/22/2013 05:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 30
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
    • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
30 pictures
  • Michelle Obama Statue by Degas

    Michelle Obama Statue by Degas
  • Edgar Degas A Peeping Tom

    Edgar Degas A Peeping Tom
  • At The Races by Degas

    At The Races by Degas
  • Fish Market by Degas

    Fish Market by Degas
  • Queen Elizabeth Painting by Degas

    Queen Elizabeth Painting by Degas
  • Jimmy Carter Portrait by Degas

    Jimmy Carter Portrait by Degas
  • Amy Winehouse Drinking Absinthe by Degas

    Amy Winehouse Drinking Absinthe by Degas
  • Rolling Degas Painting by Degas

    Rolling Degas Painting by Degas
  • Mr. Bean's Ballet Class

    Mr. Bean's Ballet Class
  • Break Dancing in Ballet Class by Degas

    Break Dancing in Ballet Class by Degas
30 image entries
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