Eyeglasses in Art

Contest Info

  • Started: 2/24/2017 05:00
  • Ended: 3/1/2017 17:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 59
  • 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: 2/24/2017 05:00
    • Ended: 3/1/2017 17:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 59
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
    • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
59 pictures
  • Rembrandt's self portrait

    Rembrandt's self portrait
        • Love the textured affect yet the lens size difference bothers me. Congrats
        • Congrats!

          [Edited by User on 3/1/2017 6:08:59 PM]
        • Nice job Vicspa and congrats! I got second to last! lol!!
        • Congrats on the gold, vic! Big win in a big contest with many wonderful entries! Hats off!
  • Goliath should had seen the Stone

    Goliath should had seen the Stone
  • Albrecht Durer

    Albrecht Durer
  • John Singer Sargent

    John Singer Sargent
        • Congrats. Is it just me or is the lens reflection over the frame too. 😳
        • pro job using the source to mask the glasses, one of the very few that did.
  • Kahlo self portrait with glass bonito

    Kahlo self portrait with glass bonito
  • First Wood Frames

    First Wood Frames
  • Franz Kruger

    Franz Kruger
  • Subtle Dali

    Subtle Dali
        • Classic case of where you do a lot of good work and get nothing in return, been there, done that a million times.
        • Amazing how that is, ...I always wonder what people are looking at or looking for?
        • Obviously not what we're looking for I guess.
  • Raffael "Portrait of Maddalena Doni with glasses"

    Raffael
  • premonition glasses

    premonition glasses
  • It's better like that

    It's better like that
        • This would be PERFECT if the black level in the glasses was reduced to the levels in the painting. I would even mask over with the darkest shadow at the back of the pillow, maybe a touch darker, but same color then the glasses would drop into the painting. The profile pick was an excellent choice, stands apart from all the others.
  • La Joconde et ses lunettes

    La Joconde et ses lunettes
  • Dali Vision

    Dali Vision
        • Thanks deaddog appreciated 👍🏼
  • Horatio Nelson

    Horatio Nelson
  • High Tech Gothic Glasses

    High Tech Gothic Glasses
  • Jan Gossaert "Merchant in glasses"

    Jan Gossaert
  • Giuseppe Arcimboldo

    Giuseppe Arcimboldo
  • Son of Snapchat

    Son of Snapchat
  • Self Portrait

    Self Portrait
  • Now I'm Really Ugly

    Now I'm Really Ugly
  • Vermeer Eye Glasses

    Vermeer Eye Glasses
        • Thank you for the 8, Kerri. Not very good overall score considering the glasses were illustrated, not cut and paste.

          [Edited by User on 3/1/2017 8:05:11 PM]
  • Peter Paul Rubens

    Peter Paul Rubens
  • Raphael "Medieval doctor"

    Raphael
  • Napoleon in glasses broken during Battle of Waterloo

    Napoleon in glasses broken during  Battle of Waterloo
  • Bouguereau Girls Get Glasses

    Bouguereau Girls Get Glasses
  • Myopic young lady

    Myopic young lady
  • It's a Rembrandt

    It's a Rembrandt
  • Mona Lisa Sports Glasses

    Mona Lisa Sports Glasses
        • There are shadows, but getting the size small enough to be accepted by the website eliminated those shadows.
  • Musician with weak sight

    Musician with weak sight
  • Hendrik ter Brugghen "Democritus with broken glasses"

    Hendrik ter Brugghen
  • Renoir Glasses

    Renoir Glasses
  • royalty

    royalty
  • William Shakespeare (Stratford-upon-Avon, 1564 - Stratford-upon1

    William Shakespeare (Stratford-upon-Avon, 1564 - Stratford-upon1
  • Durer "Barbara in glasses"

    Durer
  • Rembrandt's trabismus

    Rembrandt's trabismus
  • The Kiss

    The Kiss
  • Heaven is Blurry

    Heaven is Blurry
  • Mozart Rose Tinted

    Mozart Rose Tinted
        • You might move the frame up a little (so it isn't sticking in his ear.
        • Well spotted MsgtBob 👍🏼 It was way past my bedtime when I created it. Fixed.

          [Edited by User on 2/25/2017 11:08:37 AM]
  • Moses wears Waves

    Moses wears Waves
  • Leonardo da Vincii Mona Lisa in Glasses

    Leonardo da Vincii Mona Lisa in Glasses
  • I can't see a damn .....

    I can't see a damn .....
  • The Dance

    The Dance
  • 'Young Girl in a Striped Shirt' by Amedeo Modigliani

    'Young Girl in a Striped Shirt' by Amedeo Modigliani
  • Raphael "Young Man with a Glasses"

    Raphael
  • Lady with an Ermine and eyeglasses

    Lady with an Ermine and eyeglasses
  • Picasso "Duvar Kağıtları"

    Picasso
  • 'Oh No'

    'Oh No'
  • Picasso's: Tete de Femme

    Picasso's: Tete de Femme
        • This is good. I played around with this and another similar painting but couldn't get it right. You did.
        • Thanks. I used Fotosketcher (free) for the glasses.

          [Edited by User on 4/11/2017 10:02:58 AM]
  • Durer "Morning after night party"

    Durer
  • Lady with an Ermine (Can see better with glasses)

    Lady with an Ermine (Can see better with glasses)
  • Van Gogh Nearsighted

    Van Gogh Nearsighted
  • Vision Van Gogh

    Vision Van Gogh
  • Low vision Venus

    Low vision Venus
  • Now I see ! I see !

    Now I see ! I see !
  • My Glasses Were Wood, Not Teeth

    My Glasses Were Wood, Not Teeth
  • The Scream

    The Scream
  • Celestina

    Celestina
  • A PICASSO

    A PICASSO
  • Handheld Frameless Glasses

    Handheld Frameless Glasses
59 image entries
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