Eyeglasses in Art

Contest Info

  • Started: 2/24/2015 08:00
  • Ended: 2/27/2015 17:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 41
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
  • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
Eyeglasses in Art
Contest Directions: The first eyeglasses were invented and made in Italy around 1280, and while their popularity grew, the first artwork that depicts sunglasses appeared only in 1352. It was a portrait of Cardinal Hugo of Provence at his writing desk, painted by Italian master Tomaso de Mondena. The reason why eyeglasses were very rarely used in portraits was that on the design side they were quite bulky and ugly. It was not til the 19th century that eyeglasses became stylish, modern, and popular so much that people liked to be photographed and painted with them. Let us show how famous paintings would look if characters there were depicted with eyeglasses (modern or antique). Please note that we focus on eyeglasses with lenses, not sunglasses. Please refer to the themepost example by Mundo.

Contest Info

    • Started: 2/24/2015 08:00
    • Ended: 2/27/2015 17:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 41
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
    • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
41 pictures
  • Woman in Alma Tadema Painting with Steampunk Glasses

    Woman in Alma Tadema Painting with Steampunk Glasses
  • George Washington with Glasses

    George Washington with Glasses
  • Prince Edward Painting with Glasses

    Prince Edward Painting with Glasses
  • Woman in Albrecht Dürer Painting Wearing Glasses

    Woman in Albrecht Dürer Painting Wearing Glasses
  • Girl Wearing Glasses in George Dunlop Leslie Painting

    Girl Wearing Glasses in George Dunlop Leslie Painting
  • Sultan Wearing Glasses by Rembrandt

    Sultan Wearing Glasses by Rembrandt
  • Frankenstein's Monster Wearing Glasses

    Frankenstein's Monster Wearing Glasses
  • Man Wearing Glasses in Durer Painting

    Man Wearing Glasses in Durer Painting
  • Pablo Picasso's Girls with Glasses

    Pablo Picasso's Girls with Glasses
  • Thomas Jefferson Wearing Glasses

    Thomas Jefferson Wearing Glasses
41 image entries
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