Van Gogh 2013

Contest Info

  • Started: 4/1/2013 13:00
  • Ended: 4/4/2013 17:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 25
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
  • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
Van Gogh 2013
Contest Directions: March 30 was the 160th birthday of one of the most famous artists of all time, Vincent Willem van Gogh. The Dutch Post-Impressionist artist who produced some of the world's priciest masterpieces spent his life as not a wealthy man. After trying careers as an art dealer, teacher, and even a preacher, Van Gogh became a self-taught artist at the age of 27 and produced over 2000 paintings in his life time, the most famous ones in his last two years. Ironically his art was unpopular at the time; Van Gogh hardly sold any of his works during his own life, and lived as a "starving artist" relying on a modest monthly income from his brother Theo.
To celebrate the 159th birthday of Vincent van Gogh, show how his art would be different if he created it nowadays. Some examples are - modernize his paintings by including modern objects, sceneries, or people; commercialize his works by turning them into advertisements for modern products; turn them into billboards, etc. These are just some ideas.

Contest Info

    • Started: 4/1/2013 13:00
    • Ended: 4/4/2013 17:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 25
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
    • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
25 pictures
  • Vincent van Gogh as a Doctor

    Vincent van Gogh as a Doctor
        • Place - No.1. It could not be better.
          Added to my Favorites.
          Thank you.
          Wanderer

          [Edited by User on 4/3/2013 12:04:57 AM]

          [Edited by User on 4/3/2013 1:09:36 AM]
        • Outside the box, its spot on. Lol! Going into the favorites box. ; )
        • I agree with Wanderer and Bmore! Can we see the original Van Gogh you used, this is simply amazing!
        • Wow thanks a lot guys, much appreciated!

          UncleChamp, I googled "Vincent van Gogh look alike", and found this image
        • Clever idea... great chop....folder and badge for me gives more point
        • Absolutely brilliant,I love all the details and references to van goghs infamous ear self dismemberment.High marks for this awesome masterpiece
        • I love it too. Very nicely done, both concept and execution. I think it is an excellent use of the contest guidelines.
        • Thanks for showing us the source Hid, he must be Van Gogh reincarnated! You've done a masterful job of bringing him to life!
        • There is a Van Gogh painting on his tie !!!
        • I have to agree with Armatien.

          Okay....you sold me on this one with the Tie.
          Nice touch! Great Concept and Execution!
        • Great work of making Dr Van Gogh look alike Awesome job done... if he can come alive it would be better Amazing job done nice to see him in the Identity card also.... Winner all the way
        • Salute to hidden.... crystal clear work. .my fav good luck
        • Many thanks to everyone for all of the wonderful comments!
        • Absolutely admirable, true quality here, by a master.
        • genius details make for a shiny gold victory!
        • Congratulations on your Gold QMS!!!!!!
        • Congratulatons Qtrmoonshop, Gold Trophy = your stunning representation of Van Gogh!
        • That's epic, one of the most convincing chops I've seen
        • Congratulations Qtrmoonshop! A book piece for sure. Perfect! ; )
        • Thank you kindly to everyone! ... I have to give special thanks to the model, couldn't have done it without him!

          ... and when no hope was left inside, on that starry, starry night ... you took your life as lovers often do ... but, I could have told you, Vincent ... this world was never meant for one as beautiful as you - D.McLean


          [Edited by User on 4/4/2013 9:44:49 PM]
        • Stunning work, especially on making the face come to life!
          Hats off!
          Congrats on the gold, Bill!
        • Thanks, LunaC Thanks, Newsy outstanding, and stunning remarks I appreciate it!

          [Edited by User on 4/5/2013 7:24:56 PM]
        • I did comment but can't have saved it. Billy you are a genius!
        • One of the best works I ever seen !! congratulations, you're my hero !
        • Fantastic work. So many layers of Gogh and the prosthetic ear is Diamond.. As I love detail the 'Netherland' logo shown on the overhead swivel arm yet another Gogh reference to Dutch. Is it a real company or your attention to imaginative detail?


          [Edited by User on 12/5/2015 4:19:39 PM]
        • Fantastic work.

          [Edited by User on 12/5/2015 4:20:04 PM]

          [Edited by User on 12/5/2015 4:20:18 PM]
  • Starry Night Over the Rhone Painting

    Starry Night Over the Rhone Painting
        • Well illuminated and great skyscrapers view to include in his paintings well done
        • Thanks Everyone for your wonderful comments!
        • Congratulations winning the Silver Chip, tis a beautiful version of Starry Night!
        • Congrats on the Silver, Chipcent van McGogh great job!
        • Looks authentic! Congrats on the silver, Chip!
  • Vincent van Gogh Spray Paint

    Vincent van Gogh Spray Paint
        • Great mat finish on Van Gogh pic and the well done with using the concept of spraying the pic nice concept...
        • Very nicely composed and executed I'm a little fuzzy on your concept, but that could be me anyway, I hope there's plenty of ventilation in there
        • Congratulations GarRobMil!!!!
          Very Clever Idea!
        • Bronze Congrats, GarRobMil nice chopping!
        • Congrats for your Bronze Cup GarRobMil, great design and thinking out the box!
        • Thanks for comments everyone.

          Qtrmoonshop: The concept is complex, but essentially all the paint molecules in the spray can are pre-programmed to be placed in a precise place on the canvas to paint the picture
        • Thanks for the explanation ... that was my initial feeling as to what you were depicting, although I guess I was confused by the "all blue" color of the spray ... I thought if that was your concept, then the spray would be multi-colored ... Great chop either way!
        • Clever concept. Mint execution. Congrats on the bronze, GRM!
  • Drew Barrymore by Van Gogh

    Drew Barrymore by Van Gogh
        • Beautiful art and nice concept of including a hotty into it to make more sensible
        • Thanks Rajeshstar!
          You're right.
          Drew does add a lot of flavor to the piece.
        • Thanks Eric, Paul, and Jeremix!
          And All!
          Your comments are much appreciated!

        • Congrats on the Wood, S.S. ---- little Gertie grew up nicely
        • A work of elegance SplatShot, Woody Congratulations!
        • Clean, delicate work. And I agree with Uncle, it's very elegant!
          Congrats on the wood, SS!
        • Thank you much QMS, UncleChamp, and NewsMaster.
  • Mad Hatter in the Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh

    Mad Hatter in the Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh
        • Perfect mix of Hatter into the Van artistic imaginary
        • I appaud your work Dola, superb effort!!
        • Thank you so much UncleChamp and all of you for praising my work...
  • Quad Country Race By Van Gogh

    Quad Country Race By Van Gogh
  • Mr. Bean in the Village by Van Gogh

    Mr. Bean in the Village by Van Gogh
        • Killing performer Love this idea. Best concept and very fine execution. Good luck
        • Freaking hysterical!
          Love the Bean's car ion the background too
  • New Holland Farm Machinery in Vincent van Gogh Painting

    New Holland Farm Machinery in Vincent van Gogh Painting
        • good one... the land rower atleast clean the land .. good include of modern object in his painting
  • Van Gogh's Lego Masterpiece

    Van Gogh's Lego Masterpiece
  • Vincent van Gogh Driving a Tractor

    Vincent van Gogh Driving a Tractor
        • funny to see the man inside the tractor well merged him into it.... good job
        • very cool placement it looks like a 3d portrait
  • Van Gogh's Pool Hall

    Van Gogh's Pool Hall
        • Exactly what Man needs to spend time nicely.

          [Edited by User on 4/3/2013 3:13:08 PM]
        • good to see the giant TV and a single woman enjoying her drink
  • Moon Walker by Vincent van Gogh

    Moon Walker by Vincent van Gogh
        • Van would not have thought that Man would place his foot on Moon.... but his imaginary painting was well presented here
  • Rush Hour At Langlois Bridge London by Van Gogh

    Rush Hour At Langlois Bridge London by Van Gogh
        • Good to see the Bus and Van near the bridge trying to cross... risking itself good one
  • Starry Night At the Rhone In A Porshe by Vincent van Gogh

    Starry Night At the Rhone In A Porshe by Vincent van Gogh
        • Mellow. Vincent strikes me as a Porsche guy. No Volvo or Saab for him. ; )
  • Vincent van Gogh Beer

    Vincent van Gogh Beer
        • Nice bottle design.... Van would be happier if it was released on his days
  • Postman Vladimir Putinin Vincent van Gogh Painting

    Postman Vladimir Putinin Vincent van Gogh Painting
  • Mike Tyson Biting Vincent van Gogh's Ear

    Mike Tyson Biting Vincent van Gogh's Ear
        • I love this one, to bad you didn't apply any brush strokes to you screemer.
  • Injured Vincent van Gogh

    Injured Vincent van Gogh
  • iGogh Vincent van Gogh Computer Painting

    iGogh Vincent van Gogh Computer Painting
  • Playboy Magazines in a Van Gogh Painting

    Playboy Magazines in a Van Gogh Painting
        • Well mix of playboy covers into the old classical painting looks real
  • Modern Vincent van Gogh Painting Gothic Collage

    Modern Vincent van Gogh Painting Gothic Collage
        • Next time use larger files so you can avoid some of that blur. Great chop!
  • Coca Cola Bottle in Vincent van Gogh Painting

    Coca Cola Bottle in Vincent van Gogh Painting
  • Sex Shop in Vincent van Gogh Painting

    Sex Shop in Vincent van Gogh Painting
        • When imagination go wrong these days then outcome would be this
  • Ann Margret in Starry Night Painting

    Ann Margret in Starry Night Painting
        • Ann looks beautiful and well merged into the old classical Van paintings
  • Nancy Pelosi's Visit to Holland

    Nancy Pelosi's Visit to Holland
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