Vermeer Halloween

Contest Info

  • Started: 10/31/2008 17:00
  • Ended: 11/3/2008 18:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 17
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
  • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
Vermeer Halloween
Contest Directions: Halloween day, October 31, is also the birthday of Jan Vermeer - one of the greatest artists of the Dutch Golden Age - the author of "Girl with a Pearl Earring", "Milkmaid", "A Lady Writing a Letter", "The Astronomer", and numerous paintings of domestic ordinary life. Sadly, great fame came to Vermeer's paintings long after his death.
Take any painting by Jan Vermeer and give it some Halloween theme.

Contest Info

    • Started: 10/31/2008 17:00
    • Ended: 11/3/2008 18:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 17
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
    • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
17 pictures
  • Halloween in Oz by Vermeer

    Halloween in Oz by Vermeer
        • Looks like Dorothy picked the wrong house for trick or treating

          Great chop!
        • Thanks all
          It's not easy being green...
        • Nice details here, great work Rainman! Congrats!
        • Congratulations, on the magnificent win, Rain!
        • Amazing, as always. Love the details. Well done!
  • Ghoul With A Pearl Earring by Vermeer

    Ghoul With A Pearl Earring by Vermeer
        • FN: congrats for a well chosen contest!
          Its useless to comment on each & all 20 excellent entries... And tough on voters who'll find it MOST difficult to score.

          ps. "Ghoul..." sorry for using your space for this comment

          [Edited by User on 11/3/2008 4:13:19 AM]

          [Edited by User on 11/3/2008 4:46:20 AM]
        • Awesome! I'll never see this picture again without thinking of this.
        • Just one small tip: The title should say earring (double R)
        • Absolutely stunning chop my favourite of this comp!
        • Congrats KIR Nice artistic FX to bring it all together.
        • Congrats KIR, interesting textures & good use of source pics.
        • Thanks all! Very honored to be between two FN greats!

          [Edited by User on 11/4/2008 12:56:09 AM]
        • KIR is back - what a comeback chop!
          Congratulations, mate!
  • Nicole Kidman Ghost by Vermeer

    Nicole Kidman Ghost by Vermeer
        • Full view is boo-tiful and shows many details in their glory. I especially love the paintings on the wall and spiderwebs!
        • All what NM said & then some, well done.
        • Congrats Funkster, spooktacular Theme music
  • The Vermeer Witch Project at Halloween

    The Vermeer Witch Project at Halloween
        • Check on your reflection in the window.
        • Congrats Airship Better than the original.
        • Airship got Wood!
          Congratulations!
          Very nice feeling of Halloween here - almost like in fairy tale.
  • Witch Maid Painting by Vermeer

    Witch Maid Painting by Vermeer
  • Haunted Girl with a Knife by Vermeer

    Haunted Girl with a Knife by Vermeer
        • Good job making Vermeer's painting come to life
  • Michael Myers in a Vermeer Painting

    Michael Myers in a Vermeer Painting
  • Halloween Town

    Halloween Town
  • Warlock with a Pumpkin by Vermeer

    Warlock with a Pumpkin by Vermeer
        • The pumpkin doesn't look soft/blurred enough, but the way you've got the lighting makes it really look "there". I think the picture looks pretty convincing.
  • Man Talking to a Jack-O-Lantern by Vermeer

    Man Talking to a Jack-O-Lantern by Vermeer
  • Woman with a Pumpkin Lamp by Vermeer

    Woman with a Pumpkin Lamp by Vermeer
  • Wirch Girl Playing a Guitar by Vermeer

    Wirch Girl Playing a Guitar by Vermeer
        • And the Fruit. And the Candelabra. And the Mirrored Painting.
        • 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
          sacramentovalleynews.com
  • War of the Worlds Painting by Vermeer

    War of the Worlds Painting by Vermeer
        • Cool work, but I would get rid of unneeded white space around the image - it will look bigger score higher

          [Edited by User on 11/2/2008 1:49:31 PM]
  • Zombie Eating an Arm Painting by Vermeer

    Zombie Eating an Arm Painting by Vermeer
  • Pumpkins Promenade by Vermeer

    Pumpkins Promenade by Vermeer
  • Witch Painting by Vermeer

    Witch Painting by Vermeer
  • Man Painting a Pumpkin by Vermeer

    Man Painting a Pumpkin by Vermeer
        • I know you have chosen no-critique option, but a larger source image would really benefit this entry.

          Great concept!
        • cool I have the same pumkin image and have been trying to think of a chop for it. Well done
        • Thanks for your comments, but I thought we were to not go over 500 pixels? This is 414 by 513.
          This is the second one of mine in two days that someone said to go bigger.
        • The site automatically resizes image to make the normal view a 500 pixels, so no restriction on width!
          Your full view will be shown unresized. (see full view link)
          We do have a 250 KB restriction, but that's something else
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This contest is fueled by the following news: Johannes Vermeer (Dutch: Jan Vermeer van Delft) (1632—1675) was a Dutch artist, painter of domestic interiors and the portrait genre. Along with Rembrandt and Frans Hals, he is considered as one of the greatest painters of the Dutch Golden Age. Biography: Very little is known about the life of Vermeer. He was born (at least, he was baptized) on October 31, 1632 in Delft, in a family of an entrepreneur. Jan was the second child in the family and only son of his parents. His father came from Antwerp; in 1611 he moved to Amsterdam and worked as a silk weaver. In 1615, he married and relocated to Delft and became the owner of an inn. He continued to be a silk weaver and was also registered in the Guild of Saint Luke in Delft as a dealer of artworks. Education: Authentic information about the apprenticeship years of Vermeer is not found. It is known, that on December 29, 1653, Jan became a member of the Saint Luke's Guild. According to the conditions of guild membership, the member anticipated six years of serious training by a painter, who is also a member of the guild. Jan Vermeer was known to Leonaert Bramer and Gerard ter Borch. On the basis of this fact, assumptions were made that Vermeer probably completed training with one of them. Apart from this, it is extremely widespread but an authentic hypothesis does not exist, that the artist was trained by Carel Fabruitis, who in turn was pupil of Rembrandt. Certainly, Pieter De Hooch, the Dutch genre artist that lived in Delft from 1652-1661 had a huge influence on the creativity of Vermeer. His style found further development in the canvas of Vermeer. Family and work: On April 20, 1653, Jan Vermeer married Catherina Bolenes from a village in the neighborhood of Delft. Initially, the Calvinist religion displeased the Catholic family of the Bolenes. Only after the admonitions of the Catholic Bramer, the future mother-in-law of Vermeer agreed to the marriage of her daughter. In 1660, Vermeer along with wife shifted to his mother-in-law's house. Vermeer fathered 15 children, of which four died at a very young age. It is obvious that the financial position of the artist was quite good because he could support the children without problem. It is known that Vermeer painted two paintings in a year which indicates that he had other sources of income. He helped his mother to run the inn "Mechelen" in the main market of Delft, which she got after the death of her husband. It is assumed that Vermeer could carry out trading of art items for Dutch artists at that time in this institution. In 1662-63 and 1670-71, Vermeer held the post of Head of the guild of Saint.Luke and accordingly supervised it. In the 17th century, any craftsman and artist were members of a corresponding guild, regulating the activity of representatives by profession. The post as Head of the guild of artists was very honorable and speaks about Jan Vermeer's authority in Delft.