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
  • Vermeer Eye Glasses

    Vermeer Eye Glasses
  • 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
  • Musician with weak sight

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

    Hendrik ter Brugghen
59 image entries
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