Picasso Celebrities

Contest Info

  • Started: 10/25/2008 17:00
  • Ended: 10/28/2008 18:00
  • 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
Picasso Celebrities
Contest Directions: This Saturday artistic world is celebrating the 127th 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 127th 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: 10/25/2008 17:00
    • Ended: 10/28/2008 18:00
    • 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
  • Angelina Jolie by Picasso

    Angelina Jolie by Picasso
        • love this. funny i thought i left a comment before ,i love the emotion. and))) this is how i see her,,lol
        • Double Trouble Funky, congrats on gold and silver!!
        • Thank you all! Picasso is one of my favorite artists, i've studied his work for years.
  • Jessica Alba by Picasso

    Jessica Alba by Picasso
        • Felicitaciones darthwil... eres un MOSTRO ja ja ja ja....
  • Nicolas Sarkozy by Picasso

    Nicolas Sarkozy by Picasso
        • Superb! Love the "texture" you've given to it!
  • Sarah Palin by Picasso

    Sarah Palin by Picasso
        • Sorry but there is still time. Nice work though, I like it.

          "...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."
        • Ok, I'll try again, but I did use a photo http://clobbergirl.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/sarah-palin.jpg and used photoshop to manipulate it - used "the power of photoshop" to make it look like a painting.
        • I dunno I reckon the author followed the rules by using a photo & manipulating it in PS, just my 2c
        • Looks fine to me and Photoshop is great for painting effects too...I do it all the time.
        • This looks very good and I think he followed the contest rules as well...
        • I agree with Hamid, Kell & Rain - great photoshop work using Palin photo!
  • Katherine Zeta Jones Portrait by Picasso

    Katherine Zeta Jones Portrait by Picasso
        • i love this !! this is a perfect rendition .
        • Now that's cool, love the hands, they just gross me out
        • Very artistic and Picasso-like distortion of hands, chest and face. I wish there were more trophies in this contest
  • Jennifer Hudson by Picasso

    Jennifer Hudson by Picasso
        • I'm not so sure Picasso would have let everything below the neck go unmolested.
        • Sensitivity ...maybe the order of the day.
        • yes she lost her mom and brother .
          she was on my mind .
        • nice work pree... i thought this one would score higher. you've really surprised me lately. keep it up!
  • Barack Obama Shattered Flowe Digital Art

    Barack Obama Shattered Flowe Digital Art
        • I think every time I've passed this image it's "grown", just like a flower

          Looking good.
        • I'm not too familiar with Picasso?

          So I looked around at the internet, and noticed he liked to use vibrant colors, so I pumped the colors up a bit.

          Apparently anything that looks like an Auto Accident, is like a Picasso?
        • LOL, you are probably right about Auto Accident!
          Good job here.
        • The Coup D’E tat of the United States Press

          Red 'X' Society·Wednesday, March 1, 2017

          by Tracy Mapes

          SACRAMENTO,California--In America, it has long been held that there is a sacred bond between the United States Government, and the People of the United States.

          That bond is the unbendable document called the Constitution of the United States, and, as I am about to embark, this bond has been broken by the Corruption of Our Central Bodies of Government, Executive, Legislature, Judiciary, Agency, and the Press.
          This means that while Americans have been kept busy with the non-essential, info-tainment of the Press, both Print and Broadcast, these bodies along with all key positions in the Government of the United States, have been subverted and replaced with loyalist Felons and Street Prostitutes as legitimate Journalists, Political Appointees, Judges, and even Entertainment Personnel.

          This means that along with the Silent Subversion of the 1st Amendment of Our Constitution, a facade of disinformation has cloaked the atrocity with unfounded fears of the necessity to increase the National Security risks assessed to convince the Citizens of the United States that loss of their personal freedoms, restriction on travel, and the production of “Fake News” in warranted to maintain the Secrecy of the Criminal Enterprise Our Government has become.

          I became aware of this situation in quite an unconventional manner.

          As I have described over the past 8 years, to United States Government agencies including the Department of Defense, Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Congress, the United States Senate, and News Media alike, without material response, I met over 150 Pimps, Prostitutes, and Individuals involved in criminal acts in the related to the before mentioned street crimes on the streets of Sacramento, California during the late 1980’s and early 1990’s.

          Since my involvement with these persons over a 7 year period, 2 of the persons involved in narcotics use and prostitution have become Presidents of the United States of America.

          With the addition of a First Lady, a Supreme Court Justice, State Senator, City Mayor, and County District Attorney of Sacramento, there are nearly 150 persons that have been placed, appointed, hired, or infiltrated into the Newsrooms of America.
          One could look at this as a miracle of some great proportion, but in fact, the pattern sings of racketeering, espionage, and the criminal manipulation of All Avenues of Control and Command of the United States Government and the Media.

          And, after engaging in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America ...I find this UN-Acceptable!
          The Red ‘X’ Society was formed as an Idea, to redress this wrong, and hold those accountable for this Horrific Tragedy of United States Government Miss-Management, and urge All Americans to display the Red ‘X’ until this matter is resolved in accordance with the written word of the U.S. Constitution.

          Red 'X' Society
  • Taylor Swift by Picasso

    Taylor Swift by Picasso
        • I really like this, the colours blend so well.
        • she looks ... y in a mean kinda way. Coool pic!
  • Aishwarya Rai by Picasso

    Aishwarya Rai by Picasso
        • One eyed wonder!
          I think she was miss universe years ago - that's how she became famous
  • Governor Sarah Palin by Picasso

    Governor Sarah Palin by Picasso
  • Angelina Jolie Portrait by Picasso

    Angelina Jolie Portrait by Picasso
  • Karishma Kapoor by Picasso

    Karishma Kapoor by Picasso
        • Nice job on this one but instead of putting the original image and your inspiration in your chop, upload them in you media folder and put them as links in your author's comments.

          In my opinion this will affect your score..

          Good Luck
        • I agree Hamid, pic would look way better without the thumbs, also it states in the rules What cannot be used in an entry?:Entries that include a thumbnail of the original in their body.
        • sorry guyz i didnt get time to re edit my entry to remove the thumbs...i dono what i was thinkin when i put it there in the first place...i think i was workin on this wayy late at niite lolz
        • Good job, but please don't include the thumbnails next time
  • Annie Lennox by Picasso

    Annie Lennox by Picasso
        • I know you chose "no critique" option, but I just wish to suggest you use larger source images - they will always give you higher scores. This entry is quality work, it would be a pity to see it score lower just because it's small in size.
  • Elijah Wood by Picasso

    Elijah Wood by Picasso
  • Barack Obama by Picasso

    Barack Obama by Picasso
  • Tom Cruise by Picasso

    Tom Cruise by Picasso
  • Mr Bean by Picasso

    Mr Bean by Picasso
        • Now I see that Mr. Bean and Mr. Sarkozy are the same person! LOL!

          Good job
  • Angelina Jolie Picasso Style

    Angelina Jolie Picasso Style
        • Artistic. Looks a bit like Warhol style too
  • Melting Barack Obama

    Melting Barack Obama
  • Female Cyclops

    Female Cyclops
        • It looks great, but I thought that the directions are to use photos, not paintings?
        • Oh darn your right and i'm putting in a new pic. I really should had finish reading it but, that's what happens after a long day at work.

          [Edited by User on 10/26/2008 1:17:08 PM]
  • Michael Jackson by Picasso

    Michael Jackson by Picasso
  • Madonna by Picasso

    Madonna by Picasso
  • Nicolas Cage by Picasso

    Nicolas Cage by Picasso
  • Obama by Picasso

    Obama by Picasso
  • Audrey Hepburn by Picasso

    Audrey Hepburn  by Picasso
        • Oh Dear!! I'm so sorry everyone...my ADHD strikes again
          I didn't read the rules properly. Waaa...

          (But Audrey was done from photos at least...)
        • You've done a decent job, but I think it would score much higher if it looked more like a photo rather than painting. Well, reading your comments I see you realized it. Please read the directions carefully next time
        • Thank you for your helpful comments (and the gold star), considering I did it all wrong!! Anyway, being treated so nicely makes me more determined to do a better one next time!
  • Elvis Rubik's Cube

    Elvis Rubik's Cube
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This contest is fueled by the following news: Picasso's Surrealism (1925 - 1936): "Beauty will be convulsive or will not be at all" - said Andre Breton, founder of Surrealism, a direction in art which aims to understand the real depth of artistic creativity through the penetration into the world of dreams and the unconscious. In 1925, Picasso painted "The Dance". Aggressive, painful with deformed figures, it reflects a difficult period in the artist's family life and at the same time, proclaims a new turning point in his creative work. Picasso was very close to surrealism but he always chose his own path. The works of Pablo Picasso during this period; "Bather Opening a Cabin" (1928), "Figures on a Beach" (1931), "Woman with a Flower" (1932) and others. On a cold January day in 1927, Picasso met 17-yr old Marie Therese Walter. He acquired a castle at Boisgeloup for her and there, she was the single model and heroine in several of his popular works, for example: "Mirror" (1932, private collection), "Girl before a Mirror" (1932, The Museum of Modern Arts, New York) and a sculpture was made using the painting "Woman with a Vase" (now the sculpture stands on his grave). In 1935, Maria Therese gave birth to a daughter Maya but by 1936, Picasso parted from both the women though he was not officially divorced from Olga Khokhlova till her death in 1955. While studying in Marding, Picasso toured Paris for the first time, which was then considered as the European capital for the arts. In Paris, for several months, he visited all the museums without exception, studying paintings by the great artists: Delacroix, Toulouse - Lautrec, Van Gogh, Gauguins and many others. He was also attracted towards the arts of the Finnish and Egyptians, gothic sculpture and Japanese gravure. Pablo was interested in everything. During that time, in the first few years of his life in Paris, he met collector and trader of paintings Ambrose Vollard, poets Max Jacob and Guillaume Apollinaire and many others. Pablo once again visited Paris in 1901 and in 1902 years and finally moved to live in Paris in 1904. Picasso's "Blue Period" (1901-1904): Works, created in the period between 1901 and 1904 belong to "Blue Period". Gray-blue and blue-green deep cool colors, colors of sorrow and sadness were always found in the paintings, made during 1901 - 1904. Picasso called the "blue color as color of all colors". The frequent plots of these paintings - emaciated mothers with children, vagrants, poor and blind people. Most popular works of this period are: "Life" (1903), "Breakfast of a Blind Man" (1903), "L'ascete" (1904), "The Absinthe Drinker" (1901), "The Visit" (1902), "Mother and Child" (1903), "Old Beggar with a Boy" (1903), "Acrobar on Ball" (1904), "Tumblers" (1904). Picasso's "Rose Period" (1904 - 1906): "Rose Period" is characterized by much more buoyant shades - ocherous and rosy and also stable thematic images - Harlequin, vagrant actors, acrobats ("Family of Saltimbanques" (1905), "Acrobat and Young Harlequin" (1905), "Joker" (1905). Fascinated by comedians, who became models for his paintings, he frequently visited the Medrano circus; during this period, the Harlequin became a favorite character of Picasso. In 1904, Picasso met the model Fernande Olivier, who inspired him to create many significant works of this period. They lived a bohemian life in the center of Paris and in Bateau-Lavoir, Mecca for Parisian artists. This strange dilapidated building with dark stairs and twisting corridors was the home of ill-matched company: artists, poets, traders, porters. Here, in complete poverty on the verge of poverty and indescribable artistic mess, Picasso regularly made paintings of his Fernande and was searching for his way. The popular "Girl on a Ball" (1905) is attributed to transitional paintings between "Blue" and "Rose" periods. The artist plays on the contrast and balance of forms or lines, gravity and lightness, stability - instability. Also, at the end of "Rose Period", antique paintings appeared - "Boy Leading a Horse" (1906), "Young Girl with a Goat" (1906) and others. Picasso's "African" Period (1907 - 1909): In 1906, Picasso worked on the portrait of Gertrude Stein. He repainted the painting about eighty times and according to the reminiscences of Gertrude Stein herself, Picasso finally told her in rage: "I have stopped seeing you when I look at you" and stopped working on the portrait. This was a turning point in his creative work and since then he stopped painting images of specific people and shifted to painting the image of person as such and form as an independent structure. Picasso needed confirmation of his path in the overall development of art world and new experiences for acquisition of new creative energy and the opening of a whole stratum of African culture by science at that time served as an impetus for the artist. He was particularly interested in African sculpture and masks, he thought they were endowed with magical powers and found sensuous simplicity of forms in them. Most likely, these "African influences" determined the final variant of a portrait. The famous "Avignon Girl" paintings appeared in 1907. The artist worked for over a year on these paintings - for a long time and carefully, as he has not worked before on his other paintings. The first reaction of the public was shock. Matisse was furious. Even most of his friends disapproved of these works. "I have the feeling that you wanted to feed us with tow or drink gasoline", - said artist Georges Braque, Picasso's new friend. The scandalous painting, whose title was given by the poet A. Salmon, was the first step towards Cubism and many critics consider it as a starting point for contemporary art.