Raphael Sanzio Art

Contest Info

  • Started: 4/6/2010 11:10
  • Ended: 4/9/2010 17:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 27
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
  • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
Raphael Sanzio Art
Contest Directions: This Tuesday, April 6, Italy and artists around the world celebrate the 527th birthday of Raphael Sanzio, usually known by his first name alone. Together with Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, he forms the traditional trinity of Renaissance masters. Raphael got acquainted with art from his father Giovanni Santi, who was a court painter to the Duke of Urbino. Ironically, this Monday was also an anniversary of Raphael's death - he died on his 37th birthday. Through his short life, Raphael was extremely productive and produced many paintings, frescos, and prints. His "Sistine Madonna" is considered one of the most famous and most loved paintings of High Renaissance.
To celebrate the 527th birthday of Raphael Sanzio show how Raphael's masterpieces would change if he created them these days. E.g. show how Raphael's would make a living nowadays by designing advertising for modern products and companies, include modern elements in his art works, etc.

Contest Info

    • Started: 4/6/2010 11:10
    • Ended: 4/9/2010 17:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 27
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
    • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
27 pictures
  • Kristen Kreuk Modern Raphael Painting

    Kristen Kreuk Modern Raphael Painting
        • I love how you modernized and combined photos and art here!
        • 43 voters voted. That rocks!
          Top 3.. same pic!
          I sense the is gemius in the air *)

          Very atractive treatment, Funk! Three chops, all great but you put in the extra hours. There's the secret! LOL
        • Thanks all, it's tough to make a chop look bad with Kristen as the subject!

          Hits, extra hours is one of the secrets.... I do put in lots on some chops, this one was relatively fast (3 or 4 hours).

          The main thing for me though, is I can't bring myself to submit an entry until I'm happy with it, and feel it's finished to my satisfaction... the perfectionist in me I guess...good thing you can't see my housekeeping skills though, lol! I'm only good at some things.
        • Congrats Funkwood, this image such left me speechless...
          Very well deserved Gold medal...
          Congrats...
        • Yep, 4 hours sounds pretty quick!
          Hey I managed to get CS2 working and got a Topaz suite 30 day trial that actually ain't crashing. But I don't have Redfield perfectum anymore so try to get similar effects by hand smudging and pushing Topaz Adjust 3 a bit past what it was meant to do. So I'm wrapped up in some expirimental phases which ads time. Last three chops I have done averaged out to about 10 hrs. each. Got a dandy in over at another site and one in the bull pen waiting to pounce on the next freakshow. Have a great weekend D.
        • Congrats, Funk!
          Kristen & Raphael would be proud of ya!
  • Sandra Bullock in Raphael Painting

    Sandra Bullock in Raphael Painting
        • Great blending!! If you blend in the area near her left eyebrow it will be perfect
        • thanks mac. wasnt sure if you ment my left or hers lol. all fixed
        • That would make a good tattoo for Jesse James.
        • Supa dupa edit (and yes hidden, did wonder when I commented whether I should have been more specific...lol )
        • Grats John, nice integration of skin tones and texturing!

          great choice of expressions too.
        • Great work john...
          Congrats on the silver..
  • Hayden's Panettiere Portrait

    Hayden's Panettiere Portrait
        • Fantastic blending and choice of sources
        • Congratulations! I was going to choose this pic to chop but, decided against it.
        • Great blend, and well thought out... The facial expression is very intriguing.
        • Thanks a lot everyone..
          Had a lot of fun with this one...
        • Bronze painting goes to Hamid the painting master! Congrats!
  • Raphael Painting Characters at the Pool

    Raphael Painting Characters at the Pool
        • Verry Nice work like her hair...and the bikini and watch & pendent are perfect fit ! Top 3 i bet !
        • agree with vipez:a lot of fine work here
        • Awesome modernization and come-to-life work!
        • Nice work, congrats.

          Cool composition and interesting details!
        • Great work Helios...
          Congrats on the woody...
        • Great work, Helios! Congrats on the wood!
  • Madonna and Lourdes in Raphael Painting

    Madonna and Lourdes in Raphael Painting
  • Barack Obama in Raphael Painting

    Barack Obama in Raphael Painting
        • Perfect expression for this painting. Good job
        • Huge welcome to Freaking News!

          Excellent first entry! Obama looks good here!
        • And now look at you, you got all professional hahahahahaha Very well done
  • Raphael Painting With Cosmetic Surgery

    Raphael Painting With Cosmetic Surgery
        • Hey you've created a true Holly-charmer now!
          Great idea and execution!
        • Thanks. Not sure what a Holly-charmer is but the idea was to (I never tried this) work without any use of the paintbrush tool. Just what was there, using mostly liquify and smudge, with dodge, burn, clone and image adjustments to alter colors.
        • Holly-charmer is Hollywood charmer in my book
          You've accomplished a lot without using paintbrush tool!
        • Thanks...it's a fun experience, though I don't know how it would fly on something less organic.
  • Lady with Elmo in Raphael Painting

    Lady with Elmo in Raphael Painting
        • Thanks

          macwithfries
          Coelhito
          GrannieAnnie
          Newsmaster

          =))
        • Very simple modernization but totally effective. Great idea!
  • Gorilla in a Raphael Painting

    Gorilla in a Raphael Painting
        • Hehe, I keep going back to this one. It has a lot of character!
        • Excellent blending, and I love the blue color here!
          Avatar-inspired? LOL!
  • Raphael Illustrated Novel Cover

    Raphael Illustrated Novel Cover
        • I agree. I don't have clue why this one didn't do better. It's a great mix indeed.
  • Raphael Modern Young Man Red Painting

    Raphael Modern Young Man Red Painting
        • One of my favorites in this contest. Love the added modern elements, very clever!
  • Paris Hilton and the Pope in a Raphael Painting

    Paris Hilton and the Pope in a Raphael Painting
        • Great work!
          The father is Pope Benedict I assume?
        • Yeah, I got called out on an emergench in another contest myself. Had to submit a half done to hold a spot in case I got back in time to work the final. I'm not sure if many people know that there is a grace period after submission for corrections. It's is a benifit extended that I for one, am grateful. But you got a good one going, just had a little texture mottling on the face and you're home free. What were you going to do with the baby's face?
        • Hahahahah any would have been a hoot!!! I did a similar comp long ago and used Dick Cheney as the baby Jesus that freaking rocked. He makes a really evil looking infant hahahahaha
  • Pregnant Sandra Bullock in Raphael Painting

    Pregnant Sandra Bullock in Raphael Painting
  • Igor in a Raphael Painting

    Igor in a Raphael Painting
  • Jesus Drinking in a Raphael Painting

    Jesus Drinking in a Raphael Painting
        • rolling on the floor with laughteraughing my arse off Awesome...I wish I thought of that!
        • LOL - LOL - LOL: The Jim Beam bottle rocks!
        • LOL yes it's the burning fire Im going to lol
        • just plain wrong but I couldn't help myself laughing hard!
        • lol thanks guys, is it just me or is it getting warm?????...........just me then lol
  • The Last Beer in a Raphael Painting

    The Last Beer in a Raphael Painting
  • Drew Barrymore with Raphael Painting Characters

    Drew Barrymore with Raphael Painting Characters
  • Andy Kaufman in a Raphael Painting

    Andy Kaufman in a Raphael Painting
  • Cherubs Smoking in Painting

    Cherubs Smoking in Painting
  • Hairy Raphael Painting

    Hairy Raphael Painting
  • Jobs Introducing the iPad in a Raphael Painting

    Jobs Introducing the iPad in a Raphael Painting
        • His head may be too small but the concept is hilarious!
        • Hi Newsmaster, regarding your comment on the head-size, I like to remark that you're not entirely correct: If you surf to www.a-sureweb.nl/extra I put a 5 stage animation plus the 5 stills I used, for reference to the face. The woman in the drawing has a pretty small face too!

          I found this extra usefull because the emphasis should be on the I-Pad (advertising-wise in my opinion), and not on Steve Jobs' face...

          What's not really okay is the position of the left hand, but it was a time related decision to leave it that way.

          Grtz Jahannas
        • Jahannas, Thanks for the excellent chop and the explanations!
          I think the head is the right size then, but it may still look small compared to the hands? Making the hands smaller would bring the proportions in harmony then
        • Okay, you have a point reality-wise, but advertising is less about reality, and more about attention value: the misproportion can reinforce the last one...
  • Sarah Palin and John McCain Cherubs Painting

    Sarah Palin and John McCain Cherubs Painting
  • Raphael as a Graffiti Artist

    Raphael as a Graffiti Artist
        • Cool graffiti spin!
          Raphael's head may be a tad stretched though?
        • I thought the same about Raph's head, but I double checked the source and that's pretty much it.
  • Raphael Angels on a Cigarette Packet

    Raphael Angels on a Cigarette Packet
  • Raphael Angels Cake Mix Advertisement

    Raphael Angels Cake Mix Advertisement
  • Raphael Angels Day Dreaming

    Raphael Angels Day Dreaming
  • Pamela Anderson Raphael Pop Art

    Pamela Anderson Raphael Pop Art
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This contest is fueled by the following news: The first signs of the exhaustion of Raphael's classic style appear on cartoons for wallpapers with episodes from the lives of the Apostles Peter and Paul (Victoria and Albert Museum, London) painted in 1515 – 1516. One can trace the signs of cold perfection, a passion for a spectacular beginning, the showiness of poses and abundance of gesticulations. This is more peculiar to the frescoes of Vatican Stanza dell'Incendio (1514 – 1517), painted by Raphael's assistants Giulio Romano and Giovan Francesco Penni from Raphael's drawings. Purely decorative paintings copied by Raphael's students from his own drawings in the Loggia di Psiche in the Villa Farnesina (around 1515 - 1516) and in the so called "The Raphael Loggias" in the Palace of the Vatican (1518 – 1519) are characterized by lightness, grace and a richness of fancy. The ceiling and the walls of the so called "Vatican Loggias" (a long gallery with arches, opening into Saint Damase courtyard, which was built by Bramante for getting from the "Hall of Constantine" to other rooms of the Vatican Palace) were embossed with various paintings painted from Raphael's drawings in 1519. There are 52 scenes from the Old and New Testaments surrounded by ornaments on the ceiling domes; the walls are all covered with extremely diverse arabesque and figure images, closely resembling decorative paintings of the ancient Romans. A little bit earlier Raphael painted ten big cartoons (in colour) to the subjects from the "Acts of the Apostles" which were remarkable for their beauty and patterns; these paintings served as originals for precious carpets weaved in Brussels to decorate the lower part of the walls in the Sistine Chapel of the Vatican Palace. Among the paintings done by Raphael during the last period of his creative work the frescos painted in The Villa Farnesina in Rome are particularly worthy of attention. Subjects taken from classic mythology: here's a series of images charming the audience with the beauty of their forms, tenderness and harmony of the colours, amazing power of the painter to penetrate into the spirit of the cheerful antic world view, one can see episodes reproduced from a lovely fairytale about Amur and Psyche (written by Apuleius) added in a big fresco, depicting the Triumph of Galatea nymph. Moreover, during this period Raphael created many oil paintings, some very fine portraits such as the portrait of Pope Leo X with Cardinals (Musée du Louvre), the portrait of a famous young beauty with a veil on her head ("Donna velata"), a portrait of Duchess Joanna of Aragon (Musée du Louvre) and other portraits; the big painting of Christ carrying the Cross and finally the last painting of the Blessed Virgin, the universally famous "Sistine Madonna" – the creation has no match in the whole of West European art, the ideal of Christian art. Raphael also left a noticeable trace in Italian Architecture. Among his buildings – a small church San'Eligio degli Orefici (foundations laid in 1509) with its strict interior, Chigi Chapel in Santa Maria del Popolo church (foundations laid in 1512) the interior of which is a rare example (even for Renaissance era) of integrity between architectural decision and decor designed by Raphael - paintings, mosaic, sculptures and an unfinished Villa Madama. Meanwhile, Raphael's fame grew increasingly together with his honors. In order to leave a trace after himself he built a palace in Borgo Nuovo (Rome), which was plastered according to the instructions of the Italian architect Donato Bramante. When the fame of these and many other creations of the famous artist reached Florence and even Flanders, Albrecht Durer, a remarkable German artist and engraver on copper plates, a creator of most beautiful prints, sent his works to Raphael including his head self-portrait, painted with gouache on a very thin fabric so that one can see the portrait equally well on both its sides. The lights on the painting did not have any whiting and were transparent and other light areas of the image were untouched relying on the transparent fabric, being only tinted with water colours. Raphael found this work admirable and therefore sent many pages with his own drawings to Albrecht Durer which Albrecht especially valued. Indeed, Sanzio's creative work can be regarded as the supreme manifestation and combination of all the best acquisitions of human genius in the sphere of art, obtained by a joint effort of many painters during the Italian Renaissance.