Knight Artist

Contest Info

  • Started: 3/26/2011 11:20
  • Ended: 4/1/2011 17:00
  • Level: apprentice
  • Entries: 14
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Apprentice 1st Place $1.5
  • FN Apprentice 2nd Place $0.9
  • FN Apprentice 3rd Place $0.6
  • FN Apprentice 4th Place $0.3
Knight Artist
Contest Directions: Photoshop this image of a knight artist (click to download) any way you wish. Some examples are: re-dressing the knight artist, making this knight artist perform some stunts, putting the knight artist performer into some unusual environment, using this street knight image in advertisements, movies, paintings, etc. These are just some ideas.
This is an Apprentice Contest. You are eligible to enter this contest if you have less than 5 golden trophies at Freaking News. You have 4 days to submit your entry. Submitting it early will give you plenty of time to read the critique comments and edit your image accordingly.
Many thanks to Shadowgate for providing the source photo.

Contest Info

    • Started: 3/26/2011 11:20
    • Ended: 4/1/2011 17:00
    • Level: apprentice
    • Entries: 14
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Apprentice 1st Place $1.5
    • FN Apprentice 2nd Place $0.9
    • FN Apprentice 3rd Place $0.6
    • FN Apprentice 4th Place $0.3
14 pictures
  • Knight Replaces Statue of Liberty

    Knight Replaces Statue of Liberty
  • Knight at the Bottom of the Sea

    Knight at the Bottom of the Sea
  • Real Knight and Horse on a Chessboard

    Real Knight and Horse on a Chessboard
  • Centaur Robotic Knight

    Centaur Robotic Knight
  • Man Dressed as a Tortoise

    Man Dressed as a Tortoise
  • Frozen Knight Statue

    Frozen Knight Statue
  • A Tribute To All Warriors

    A Tribute To All Warriors
  • Barack Obama With a Knights Sword

    Barack Obama With a Knights Sword
  • Knight as the New Burger King

    Knight as the New Burger King
  • Knight Replaces the Tin Man in Wizard of Oz

    Knight Replaces the Tin Man in Wizard of Oz
14 image entries
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This contest is fueled by the following news: At the face of the merchants, not knowing the nobleness, under the jealous gaze of their fellow knights, the knights are forced to demonstrate the greed of a special kind: military prowess promising rich gain is worthless without generosity; the knight stuck to seek glory, admiring amazement and appreciation of others, and the wealth is vital to squander it later. The tournaments do not simply reflect a chivalrous self-consciousness, but actively shape it and contribute to it spreading, appears as a school of chivalry at a time, when a lot of new people are integrated into its ranks. Collecting the nobility from the backwoods, they also serve for the production of social relations and the regional and corporate unity of chivalry. The unprecedented rise of the tournament movement in northern France in the 70's and 80 of the 12th century and romance appearing at this time found patrons among the same princes. Is it any wonder that there is the presence of the theme of tournaments on the pages of novels of the founder of the genre of Chretien de Troyes. Initially, in describing the tournaments the novels were the distorting mirror of the truth of life. Their realism lies in the reflection of the chivalric dreams. Tournaments are interesting as the path to glory of an ideal knight, understood as a way of social prosperity. Ambition by itself appears as the first virtue and the only justifiable motive for the behavior of the hero. Perfect heroes of Chretien de Troyes, the Knights of the Round Table of King Arthur, or find a complete disregard for the capture of prey, or for his generosity and magnanimity to immediately pay her the same fame and appreciation of the benefited opponents. The image of tournaments as a succession of glorious martial arts is symptomatic. Vanity Fair, novel tournaments are more designed for the public and entertainment. The new form of tournaments better corresponding to the knightly ideal captured in the novels as a series of knightly fights was developed in the middle of the 13th century, first several pairs of Knights fight, and later simultaneously there is only one match, although still the participants are divided into two teams. But there is no more captivity and redemption of the vanquished. The transition from chaotic to regular fights and increasing regulations of all parties minimize the risk of tournament life. In the 13th century, for the first time appears a non-combat weapon special tournament, subsequently referred to as "Frivolous" (ending with the "crown" tournament blunt spears and swords). Like Gauvin or Klizhes from the novels by Chretien de Troyes, the Knights now meet not in an open field. Dreaming about the glorious times of King Arthur, Lancelot, and under the names Sagremor, Perceval and Gauvin, the knights emulate their feats deductible to the types of tournaments - the round tables. They come into the yard, hang on its boards and waiting for the call - strike with a spear in his shield, and being defeated, leaving the stadium, and won, put up the shield in its original location in order to continue playing. From the pages of "Iveyn" Chretien de Troyes transformed into another kind of life tournaments involving defense, arms in the hands of a certain place, such as a bridge or ford, in fights with anyone, who only just wishes. The new way of holding tournaments allows the viewers to not miss anything interesting. By the middle of the 13thcentury tournaments are a game at an aggravating level and a spectacle built for the public, the idea was perceived from the novels to construct a platform for the viewers. As in the novels, the stands have their "queens." The presence of women in the tournament was a fait accompli by the end of the 13th century. The Rhode erotic demonstrations of courage and selflessness, service to the school of courtly lady knights tournament is still fair, wealthy and noble brides, where everyone can get a lucky ticket. Since the end of the 12th century, many novels tell the story of how the mighty king, wanting to find the best husband for his sole heir, organizes the tournament and the winner pays his daughter and kingdom. In around 1281 - 1282 at the tournament in Magdeburg, the role of this prize is a whore. The winner in fact married her. And yet tournaments can not do without recognized experts in the field of heraldry - heralds. Heraldry is actively developing on the knights' tournaments, and thanks to them, its aesthetics goes back to the entertainment of those fights. Another driving time of its development was the growing distrust of the gentility of the enemy. As the chivalry transformed into a closed class, the choice of opponent was wider than ever before. Making the tournaments aristocratic is most noticeable in Germany, where from the 13th century, there is a tendency to limit the number of participants in innate nobility in the fourth knee or even the ones dedicated to the Knights. The participation in tournaments after all serves as a proof of the belonging to the nobility. In the latter of the Middle Ages, the German tournaments tend to avoid and at the same time defame knighthood: the perjured, slanderers, cowards, adulterers, and all those who are far from the lofty ideal. After reflecting the thrust of chivalry to the cultural self-determination, the tournaments became a form of export of chivalric ideology and culture, with its language and symbols on a European scale.