Manet 2015

Contest Info

  • Started: 1/22/2015 08:00
  • Ended: 1/25/2015 17:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 23
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
  • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
Manet 2015
Contest Directions: This Friday, January 23, is the 183rd birthday of Edouard Manet. He originally wanted to join the French navy but failed the exams twice, and turned to art. So, in all honesty, we have to thank the French navy for giving the world the artist who became one of the founding fathers of impressionism and realism art movements. Manet trained in the studio of Thomas Couture - a hugely popular French history painter at the time. Before Manet developed his famous impressionist style, he spent two years in the Louvre where he trained and copied the old masters.
Photoshop any painting by Edouard Manet to include some modern elements in it. Think of product placements, celebrities, modern architecture, and even sci-fi features, etc. and show how Manet paintings would be different if he painted them in the modern days. Note: If you use any of Manet's paintings with "bare subjects" (e.g. "The Luncheon on the Grass" or "Olympia"), please cover them up with bikini before submitting. Many thanks to PixJockey for the themepost.

Contest Info

    • Started: 1/22/2015 08:00
    • Ended: 1/25/2015 17:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 23
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
    • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
23 pictures
  • C3PO and Yoda in Manet Painting

    C3PO and Yoda in Manet Painting
        • Congratulations. Better every entry-keep choppin'.
        • Congrats Tusav. Actually, per the Star Wars time line, C3PO and Yoda are ancient and not modern at all if you want to split hairs, Chris hahahaha. "In a Galaxy a long time ago and far, far away" and all that LOL
          Still... a cute chop
        • A freaking masterpiece, very clever!
          Congrats on the gold, tusav!
  • Renoir vandalizes a Manet Painting

    Renoir vandalizes a Manet Painting
        • Great but IMO writing relief is excessive.
        • It isn't excessive if you are a Renior fan and NOT a Manet fan Thank you Luciano Morelli, Balodiya, Azure, Swashbuckle and Ericnorthend
        • Thanks Chris, Wander, Tusav, Pat and Bob.

          [Edited by User on 1/25/2015 10:07:03 PM]
        • Original view shows the full beauty here! Congrats on the silver, Hits!
  • Ahmadinejad And Nancy Pelosi Play A Video Game

    Ahmadinejad And Nancy Pelosi Play A Video Game
        • Excellent technique, brilliantly funny !
        • Congratulations Paul. I thought this would win.
        • Great thinking behind this chop, and great blending too! Congrats on the bronze, Paul!
  • The Queen by Manet

    The Queen by Manet
        • Great use of colour and texture here. The poor Queen's look so tired and bleary. She looks as if she has a hangover lol! Well done.
        • Awesome choice of sources and blending. Congrats on top 5, Pix!
  • Charles and Camilla in a Manet Painting

    Charles and Camilla in a Manet Painting
        • This is so funny. It could have done with having the face colours more alike. But as it so funny and a brilliant idea, the technicalities area minor detail i dare say.
        • Hilarious, Camilla and the cat have same look of shock n awe lol
        • I want a pair of those briefs. ! LOL Nice one
  • George Bush the Fifer by Manet

    George Bush the Fifer by Manet
        • Very good choice of photo. Personally I would have liked the head to be in proportion.His neck needs to fit into his collar, rather than a slightly sharp edge at the back. However, it is still a lovely image.

          darn typo's

          [Edited by User on 1/25/2015 7:14:48 AM]
        • The head size is up to the artist and shouldn't affect the voting. The sharp edge on the neck needed doing. I think it is great.
        • Cool blending. The head shows spherical shadow around it somehow
  • Woman Escapes Manet Painting

    Woman Escapes Manet Painting
  • Clint Eastwood the Film Director Painting

    Clint Eastwood the Film Director Painting
        • The finger do look a bit odd. What struck me is the sharpness of the camera in relation to the rest of image, although I can see it has been textured. To be honest I don't know what to suggest.
  • Kim Kardashian Painting by Manet

    Kim Kardashian Painting by Manet
        • Awesome blending. One of my favorites in the contest
  • George Clooney the Driver by Manet

    George Clooney the Driver by Manet
  • Prince William and Kate's Royal visit to Paris

    Prince William and Kate's Royal visit to Paris
        • Make them a bit blurry like the other people and you'll be at the top.
        • If you look at the original you will see the Royal couple are slightly blurred, also textured. Compression seems to have affected the appearance. Thank you for your advice Luciano.

          [Edited by User on 1/25/2015 3:26:13 PM]
        • Modern umbrellas are much thinner so will not be as firm as the others.
  • John Kerry Playing Guitar by Manet

    John Kerry Playing Guitar by Manet
        • The guy on the right is a little bit orangy, he could do with a dash of magenta, just a tiny bit. It would have been nice if the musician's black hat showed up a tad more. Maybe it is my screen but I didn't notice the hat at first.
        • Thank you AzureSky but my theory was since he was supposed to be in the background there would be less light and intern darker and a different shade, You are right about the hat that's for sure. I will work on it :0)
        • Excellent choice of expression. People on the right doesn't add value.
        • Your adjustment gives a 3D effect. I expect the guy on the right is significant and adds to the humour.
        • Thank you Azure and everybody else for the kind comments. Azure that is James Taylor, The man that wrote and sang the song for Mr . Kerry
        • That is very clever Gary. I should have twigged.
  • Nancy Pelosi the Barmaid by Edouard Manet

    Nancy Pelosi the Barmaid by Edouard Manet
        • Good matching of colour and paint effect.
        • A small desaturation of her face could be nice.
        • I think desaturation would not get rid of the yellow tone. colour balance might be better don't you think?
  • Bill Clinton and Monica Painting by Manet

    Bill Clinton and Monica Painting by Manet
        • I liked it more without Bill. I had already marked it before I saw it.
        • It made the point in a lovely subtle way with the cigar box
        • Still not sure about Billy. The p u s s y cat is sweet!
  • Jimi Hendrix Painting by Manet

    Jimi Hendrix Painting by Manet
        • You could stick those lips on a window lol!
        • Energetic chop for sure! Party time at Monet's!
  • Bill and Hillary Clinton in a Sailboat Painting

    Bill and Hillary Clinton in a Sailboat Painting
  • Man Shoots a Mattador Painting by Manet

    Man Shoots a Mattador Painting by Manet
  • A Young John Kerry Portrait

    A Young John Kerry Portrait
  • In the Conservatory with Anjelina Jolie Painting

    In the Conservatory with Anjelina Jolie Painting
  • Destroyers Shooting Missiles at an Old Ship

    Destroyers Shooting Missiles at an Old Ship
        • I would have like to see some colour on the modern boats. Otherwise great idea.
        • I agree with AzureSky. At least for the flag.
        • The boats would look really good with camouflage colours, The flag needs colour too, as luciano pointed out.





          [Edited by User on 1/25/2015 3:03:00 PM]
  • Woman Kills Obama with a Knife

    Woman Kills Obama with a Knife
  • Bruce Springsteen Jumping on Stage

    Bruce Springsteen Jumping on Stage
        • Adding canvas texture with top light would make this look like a painting, maybe a tiny bit of desaturation?
        • A smoky dry ice effect on the audience would be good.
  • The Signature Collection Paints by Manet

    The Signature Collection Paints by Manet
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