Degas 2014

Contest Info

  • Started: 7/21/2014 08:00
  • Ended: 7/25/2014 17:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 22
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
  • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
Degas 2014
Contest Directions: July 19 was the 180th 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 mark the 180th 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. Many thanks to pcrdds for the themepost.

Contest Info

    • Started: 7/21/2014 08:00
    • Ended: 7/25/2014 17:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 22
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
    • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
22 pictures
  • Hillary Clinton and Obama Ballet Dancers by Degas

    Hillary Clinton and Obama Ballet Dancers by Degas
  • The Dead Heads by Degas

    The Dead Heads by Degas
  • Eric Clapton And BB King by Degas

    Eric Clapton And BB King by Degas
  • American Gothic by Degas

    American Gothic by Degas
  • Keanu Reeves Portrait by Degas

    Keanu Reeves Portrait by Degas
  • Mike Tyson at Ballet Class

    Mike Tyson at Ballet Class
  • Lady Gagas by Degas

    Lady Gagas by Degas
  • Degas' Kids With Huge Eyes And Governess

    Degas' Kids With Huge Eyes And Governess
  • Friends at McDonald's by Degas

    Friends at McDonald's by Degas
  • Brad Pitt Portrait by Degas

    Brad Pitt Portrait by Degas
22 image entries
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