Merged Paintings

Contest Info

  • Started: 8/6/2007 06:00
  • Ended: 8/8/2007 18:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 15
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
Merged Paintings
Contest Directions: During the routine X-Ray examination of Van Gogh's painting "The Ravine", displayed at the Boston Museum, another painting by Van Gogh was discovered in the deeper layer. Surprisingly, historians have been looking for this "hidden" painting elsewhere for decades, as its sketches known as "Wild Vegetation" were previously found and gave an indication that the complete painting should exist somewhere. Both paintings were done in 1889 with the gap of four months, when the famous Dutch painter decided that he no longer liked the "Wild Vegetation" and painted over it.
Merge any two or more classic paintings together. The artist does not have to be the same. For the purposes of this contest we will also accept sketches and fresco (wall paintings).

Contest Info

    • Started: 8/6/2007 06:00
    • Ended: 8/8/2007 18:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 15
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
15 pictures
  • Dali Sunrise Painting

    Dali Sunrise Painting
  • Mona Lisa in her Underwear

    Mona Lisa in her Underwear
  • Merged Bouguereau Paintings

    Merged Bouguereau Paintings
  • Vegetable Man Reading in a Prayer Stool

    Vegetable Man Reading in a Prayer Stool
  • Girl and Lover Through a Window by Dali

    Girl and Lover Through a Window by Dali
  • Napoleon with His Lover Painting

    Napoleon with His Lover Painting
  • Modern American Gothic Painting

    Modern American Gothic Painting
  • Girl Looking Through a Window With a Naked Man by Dali

    Girl Looking Through a Window With a Naked Man by Dali
  • Really Old Mona Lisa

    Really Old Mona Lisa
  • The Scream in American Gothic Painting

    The Scream in American Gothic Painting
15 image entries
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