Picasso Celebrities

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  • Started: 10/25/2010 10:30
  • Ended: 10/28/2010 17:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 43
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Picasso Celebrities
Contest Directions: Today the artistic world is celebrating the 129th 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 129th 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: 10/25/2010 10:30
    • Ended: 10/28/2010 17:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 43
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
    • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
43 pictures
  • Hillary Clinton by Picasso

    Hillary Clinton by Picasso
  • Nicole Kidman by Picasso

    Nicole Kidman by Picasso
  • Julia Roberts by Picasso

    Julia Roberts by Picasso
  • Pablo Picasso

    Pablo Picasso
  • Mr. Bean by Picasso

    Mr. Bean by Picasso
  • Keith Richards by Picasso

    Keith Richards by Picasso
  • Hillary Clinton by Picasso

    Hillary Clinton by Picasso
  • Johnny Depp by Picasso

    Johnny Depp by Picasso
  • Emma Stone by Picasso

    Emma Stone by Picasso
  • Barack Obama by Picasso

    Barack Obama by Picasso
43 image entries
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This contest is fueled by the following news: During the 1930-1934 period, Picasso's vital force is expressed in sculpture: busts and females, in which Matisse's influence is sometimes felt ("Woman with Book", 1932), animals, small figures in surrealism's the spirit ("Man with a Bouquet", 1934) and especially metal designs, having semi-abstract, semi real forms and executed at times, from coarse materials (Picasso creates them with the help of a friend, Spanish sculptor, Julio Gonsales - "Design", 1931). Along with these strange and sharp forms, Picasso's "Metamorphoses" Ovid (1930) and Aristophane (1934) testify about the consistency of his classical inspiration. The subject of bulls originated in the works of Picasso, probably during his two trips to Spain in 1933 and 1934, and they dressed in rather literary forms: the image of a Minotaur, which now and then appears in a beautiful series of engravings, was made in 1935 ("Minotaurmachy"). This image of a deadly bull completes the surreal period in creative works by Picasso, but at the same time, determines the main theme of the "Guernica" painting, the most famous of his works, which he painted a few weeks after the destruction of the small town "Basque" by German aircraft and which marks the beginning of his political activities (Madrid, Prado; till 1981, the painting was in New York, in Museum of Modern Art). The horror which captured Picasso due to the threat of barbarity, hung over Europe, the artist has not expressed directly his fear of war and fascism, but has lent his worried tonality and gloominess to his paintings. Picasso remained in Paris during the German occupation from 1940 to 1944. The occupation did not reduced his activity: portraits, sculptures ("Man with a Lamb "), poor still-lifes, which at times, express all the hopelessness of an epoch with a deep tragic element ("Still-life with Steer's Skull", 1942), Düsseldorf Art collection in Nordrhein-Westfalen). After freedom, the painting "Massacre" (1944-1945, New York, Museum of Modern Art) - was the last tragic work of Picasso. In autumn 1944, Picasso publicly declares he is joining the Communist Party, but is not filled with its ideas so much as to express them in his large historical works. The dove, depicted on the poster of World Peace Congress in Paris (1949) – his most active expression of an artist's political beliefs. In addition, this work has contributed to the fact that Picasso became a legendary, world-famous personality. It is possible to name Picasso's post-war creativity as happy; he became close friend with young Francoise Gilot, whom he met in 1945 and who gave birth to his two children, thus lending themes for his numerous large and fascinating family pictures. Picasso left Paris to the south of France and opened the pleasure of the sun, beach and sea to himself. He lived in Vallauris (1948), then in Cannes (1955), acquired the Chateau of Vauvenargues in 1958 and in 1961, secluded himself in a farmhouse in Notre-Dame-de-Vie in Mougins. The paintings, created in 1945-1955, were very Mediterranean with respect to the spirit and characteristic with their atmosphere of a pagan idyll and the return of antique moods, which found their expression in his pictures and paintings created at the end of 1946 in halls of the museum Antibes, which subsequently became Picasso's Museum ("Pleasure of Life"). The refusal from decorative fervor and the search for new means of expression were especially strong during this period. All this was evident in numerous lithographs, posters, woodcuts and linocuts, ceramics and sculpture. In Autumn 1947, Picasso started working in a gallery "Madura" in Vallauris; attracted by handicrafts and hand work issues, he himself made a set of dishes, decorative plates, anthropomorphous jugs and figurines in the form of animals ("Centaur", 1947), sometimes in an archaic manner, but always full of charm and wit. Sculptures ("Pregnant Woman", 1950) were especially important during this period. Some of them ("Goat", 1950; " Monkey with Kid ", 1952) were made of casual materials (the belly of the goat is made from an old basket) and belongs to the masterpieces of the Assemblage technique. In 1953, Francoise Gilot and Picasso were divorced. For the artist, it was the beginning of a hard moral crisis, which is returned by an echo in a remarkable series of paintings, made between the end of 1953 and end of winter in 1954; in them, Picasso, in his own way, in a puzzling and ironic manner, expressed the bitterness of old age and his skepticism about painting. In 1954, he met Jacqueline Roque, who in 1958, became his wife and inspired him to paint a series of very beautiful portraits. The creative works of the last fifteen years of the artist are varied and are not similar with regard to quality ("The Studio of "La Californie" at Cannes", 1956, Paris, Picasso's Museum).