Picasso Celebrities

Contest Info

  • Started: 10/26/2011 11:20
  • Ended: 10/29/2011 17:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 11
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
  • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
Picasso Celebrities
Contest Directions: October 25, 2011 is the 130th birthday of Pablo Picasso - one of the leading artists in history - most famous for co-founding the Cubist movement. Picasso was a big fan of distortion of reality when it came to portraits. He was often told by people whose portraits he painted that they showed little resemblance to the original. Picasso would always reply "Just wait, in 10 years there will be more resemblance".
In 130th celebration of Pablo Picasso, photoshop celebrities and politicians the way Pablo Picasso would depict them if he used the power of photoshop to create his works, rather than paint and brushes. Please use celebrity photos as source images, rather than paintings. Feel free to give your celebrities the famous Picasso cubist style (see one quick example), or his other styles like in example 2, and example 3.
Please don't forget to include celebrity names in your entries.

Contest Info

    • Started: 10/26/2011 11:20
    • Ended: 10/29/2011 17:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 11
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
    • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
This gallery only contains our top 11 selections from its parent contest Picasso Celebrities. All 11 contest pictures can be viewed here.
  • Angelina Jolie by Picasso

    Angelina Jolie by Picasso
  • The Faces of Howard Stern

    The Faces of Howard Stern
  • Angelina Jolie Picasso

    Angelina Jolie Picasso
  • Barack Obama By Picasso

    Barack Obama By Picasso
  • Kristen Stewart by Picasso

    Kristen Stewart by Picasso
  • Jennifer Hawkins by Picasso

    Jennifer Hawkins by Picasso
  • Picasso Hugh Laurie

    Picasso Hugh Laurie
  • Shakira by Picasso

    Shakira by Picasso
  • Winona Ryder by Picasso

    Winona Ryder by Picasso
  • Kiera Knightley by Picasso

    Kiera Knightley by Picasso
  • Boy George by Picasso

    Boy George by Picasso
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This contest is fueled by the following news: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973) is a Spanish artist and sculptor, who lived in France in 1904. Picasso was an inventor of new forms of art, an innovator of styles and methods and one of the most prolific artists in history. He created more than 20000 paintings. Picasso was born in Malaga on October 25, 1881. The genius of Picasso identified himself at a very early age: at the age of 10, he created his first paintings and at 15 years of age, he brilliantly passed the examination at the Barcelona Academy of Fine Arts. Between 1900 and 1902, Picasso made three trips to Paris and finally settled down in Paris in 1904. The styles of French artists - impressionists, especially Degas and Toulouse - Lautrec had considerable influence on the formation of the creative manners of Picasso during this period. The "Blue Room" by Picasso (1901, Phillips Collection, Washington) reflects the influence of these artists and simultaneously shows the evolution of Picasso in the "Blue Period", which is named because of the various shades of azure and blue that dominated his work for the next few years. Portraying human sufferings, Picasso, during this period, painted the blind, poor, alcoholics and prostitutes. Their partly elongated bodies in pictures looked like the works of Spanish artist El Greco. Since 1905, the same images acquired other colors in his hand. As though the ray of hope gets into the souls of his heroes and the colour spectrum of his pictures becomes brighter and transparent colors: pink, ash-pink, golden - pink colors are combined to brightened shades of the blue color. After the "Blue Period" works, paintings from the "Rose Period" show acrobats and vagrants ("The Acrobat's Family with a Monkey", 1905, Gothenburg Art Museum, "Girl On A Ball", Moscow, Pushkin Museum; "Family of comedians, "Washington, National Gallery). Cubism: During the period 1907 - 1914, Picasso worked in close association with Braque, which is not always possible to establish his contribution on different stages of Cubist revolution. After the Cezannism period, culminating in the portrait of Clovis Sago (Spring 1909, Hamburg, Kunsthalle), Picasso focuses special attention on the transformation of forms into geometric blocks, cuts their faces into planes and edges, continuing in space, which the artist considers to be a solid body, bounded by the plane of the painting ("Portrait of Kahnweiler", 1910, Art Institute). The prospects disappear, the palette inclines towards monochrome and the paintings of Picasso were often reduced to misunderstood puzzles. Actually, the Cubism period ended in Picasso's work immediately after the First World War, which separated him from Braque. Although Picasso used some cubist techniques till 1923 (Women Running on Beach, 1922. New York, Museum of Modern Art) in his major works. The portrait of Ambroise Vollard the gallery owner, collector, connoisseur of art and friend of artists - was made in the form of analytical cubism. The portrait was acquired by I.A.Morozov in 1913 from Vollard himself. In the euphoric and conservative atmosphere of post-war Paris, Picasso's marriage with Olga Khokhlova, was a success for the artist in society it all partly explains his temporary and relative return to figurativeness, as at that time, Picasso continues to paint strongly pronounced cubistic still lives. Along with the cycle of giantesses and bathers, paintings, inspired by "Pompeii" style ("Woman in White", 1923, New York, Modern Arts Museum), numerous portraits of his wife ("Olga's Portrait", pastel, 1923, private collection) and ("Paulo in Pierrot's Suit", Paris, Picasso's Museum) are one of the most captivating creations ever painted by the artist, they puzzled the avant-garde of those times by their slightly classical tendency and parody. For the first time, the mood of Picasso can be observed in these works, which was manifested with special force even later and which was intrinsic for many artists during the period between the wars: an interest towards the styles of the past has become a cultural "archive" and an unusual virtuosity in their transcription into modern language. Contacts with Surrealism. One of the most difficult and rough periods in Picasso's creativity starts in 1925. After the Epicurean elegance of 1920s ("The Dance", London, Gallery of Tate), hysteria and convulsions, the unreal world of hallucinations, which can be attributed to, partly, under the influence of Surrealist poets, appears in the creative works of Picasso. Throughout several years, it seemed that Picasso's imagination could create only monsters, certain creatures, cut into pieces ("Sitting Bather", 1929, New York, Museum of Modern Art), crying ("Woman in an Armchair", 1929, Paris, Picasso's Museum), exaggerated to the point of absurd and formless creatures ("Bather", 1927, private collection) or embodying metamorphic and aggressive-erotic images ("Figures on a Beach", 1931, Paris, Picasso's Museum).
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