Renaissance Plastic Surgery

Contest Info

  • Started: 1/12/2007 06:00
  • Ended: 1/14/2007 06:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 17
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
Renaissance Plastic Surgery
Contest Directions: [ Scientists in Italy did a "plastic surgery reconstruction" of the face of the most famous Italian poet Dante, 700 years after his life. ]
In the old days people were born and lived as God created them. Nowadays, plastic surgeons continue the "creation process", but unlike God they don't do it for free. Pamela Anderson once complained to her plastic surgeon: "It took you several surgeries to do my breasts and you charged me a fortune, while God created the world in just six days and he did it for free!" The surgeon said: "Yeah, but look at this messy world and look at this beautiful pair of breasts."
In this contest you are asked to do plastic surgery on famous works of art - paintings, drawings and sculptures - and give characters plastic surgeries. E.g. collagen shots, botox injections, nose jobs, face lifts, and breast jobs. Any other modernizations of depicted characters (modernizing clothes, and items) are allowed as long as there's plastic surgery job done in the entry too. We will accept works from Renaissance and any other old period.

Contest Info

    • Started: 1/12/2007 06:00
    • Ended: 1/14/2007 06:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 17
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
17 hi-res pictures
  • American Gothic Painting Gets a Facelift

    American Gothic Painting Gets a Facelift
  • Plastic Surgery For American Gothic Painting Characters

    Plastic Surgery For American Gothic Painting Characters
  • The Ugly Duchess Facelift with Pegs

    The Ugly Duchess Facelift with Pegs
  • Man Gets a Nose Job by Leonardo Da Vinci

    Man Gets a Nose Job by Leonardo Da Vinci
  • Woman Has Rhinoplasty by Picasso

    Woman Has Rhinoplasty by Picasso
  • DaVinci Man Drawing Gets a Nose Job

    DaVinci Man Drawing Gets a Nose Job
  • Woman with a Face Lift by Pieter Bruegel

    Woman with a Face Lift by Pieter Bruegel
  • Girl Gets Plastic Surgery by Bouguereau

    Girl Gets Plastic Surgery by Bouguereau
  • Bouguereau Woman has Plastic Surgery

    Bouguereau Woman has Plastic Surgery
  • Adam Has Enlargement Surgery

    Adam Has Enlargement Surgery
17 high resolution images
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This contest is fueled by the following news: Scientists in Italy have reconstructed the famous face of the Italian poet Dante, more than 700 years after he died and were surprised to discover Dante's face looked somewhat different from expectations, including his famous crooked nose. One of the findings was that Dante's nose was crooked as if it had been broken. There were no plastic surgeons in Renaissance times to do the rhinoplasty, or the nose job as it's called nowadays. Overall, Dante's face appeared to be quite common, as if he was a man from the street. Earlier artists depictions of the face of one of the greatest Renaissance poets appeared to be based on psychological views on what famous Dante should have looked like, rather than his real face. Most depictions were made after Dante died in 1321 and were inspired by the ideas of how the icon of the Italian poems should have looked. The current project however, based their "plastic surgery reconstruction" on the real measurements of Dante's skull, noted in 1921 when it was taken from the crypt for studies. Professor Fabio Frassetto who took the measurements in 1921 secretly made the skull copy of Dante's skull. He had to do it behind the authorities' backs, as making a copy of the skull was considered a profanation. The Dante's jawbone was not found in his crypt however, and thus the scull had to be completely recreated from scratch. The total skull reconstruction took place in University of Bologna at Forli, and was carried out by several engineers. The further work of Dante's face reconstruction was carried in Pisa University, where artists used computer technology, and forensic techniques to reconstruct face muscles with several materials including plastic. The forensic work even predicted the location and shape of the wrinkles on the Dante's face. Overall plastic face model had all the details, including wrinkles, eyes, eyebrows, and even added the red head covering people used to wear at Renaissance times. One of the scientists working on Dante's face reconstruction said that it was the best they could do and they are satisfied with the results. He also added that they have put no expression on the face, just its shape. After all the work was done, the face of Dante looked like the face of a common man from the street. Which is surprising to many people, but after all, Dante was only one of us, humans.