Magritte Paintings

Contest Info

  • Started: 11/20/2013 10:00
  • Ended: 11/23/2013 17:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 26
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
  • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
Magritte Paintings
Contest Directions: This Thursday will be the 115th birthday of Belgian surrealist painter Rene Magritte. His surrealist paintings are more than just visually impressive; they are frequently thought-provoking. His "The Treachery of Images" series of paintings shows realistically drawn objects titled "Ceci n'est pas…" (French for "This is not…"). His famed image of a pipe is captioned "Ceci n'est pas une pipe" ("This is not a pipe"). As Magritte himself stated: "The famous pipe. How people reproached me for it. And yet, could you stuff my pipe? No, it's just a representation, is it not? So if I had written on my picture 'This is a pipe,' I'd have been lying!" Magritte got a job designing wallpaper at a wallpaper factory, and as a sideline designed posters and advertisements. His first one-man exhibition, in 1927 in Brussels, was a flop, the art critics hating all 61 pieces shown. Magritte gained real fame in 1960 (shortly before his death in 1967) when his paintings influenced pop art and culture.
To celebrate the 115th birthday of Rene Magritte, photoshop any of his paintings. Some examples are: show how he would have created his works in the modern days, what people or objects he would choose, etc. (If you use any of his nude sources, please cover the models in bikini to make them safe for work).

Contest Info

    • Started: 11/20/2013 10:00
    • Ended: 11/23/2013 17:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 26
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
    • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
26 pictures
  • Magritte Earthman

    Magritte Earthman
  • Cleaning the Studio in Magritte Painting

    Cleaning the Studio in Magritte Painting
  • Magritte Waiting for a Masterpiece

    Magritte Waiting for a Masterpiece
  • Son of Man by Magritte Has a Blind Date

    Son of Man by Magritte Has a Blind Date
  • Barack Obama Resting by Magritte

    Barack Obama Resting by Magritte
  • Magritte Men Falling in Dali Painting

    Magritte Men Falling in Dali Painting
  • 3D Magritte Printer

    3D Magritte Printer
  • Magritte's DIY Kitchen

    Magritte's DIY Kitchen
  • Son of Man Looking in the Mirror By Magritte

    Son of Man Looking in the Mirror By Magritte
  • Seasonal Son of Man Painting by Magritte

    Seasonal Son of Man Painting by Magritte
26 image entries
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