Most famous fairy tales were "up do date" back when they were written, but now, some critics say, old fairy tales are losing their topicality. Children need "modern fairy tales" written for modern environment, so that these fairy tales better prepare children for the values and vices in the modern world. That's why "Harry Potter" saga became so hugely popular among children and even among adults - because it's a fairy tale set in the modern world.
Take any famous fairy tale and modernize it any way you wish, so that it appeals to modern-day kids or their parents.
Many thanks to Disasterman111 for the contest suggestion.
This Monday the artistic world celebrated the 170th birthday of Claude Monet - the founder of Impressionist movement in art. The term "impressionism" is inherited from the title of Monet's painting "Impression, Sunrise".
Photoshop any painting by Claude Monet to include some modern elements in it. Think of product placements, celebrities, modern architecture, and even sci-fi features, etc. and show how Monet paintings would be different if he painted them in the modern days.
This Saturday is the 83rd birthday of the "father of pop-art" Andy Warhol. Andrew Warhola (his real name) was an American with Slovak roots and worked as advertisement illustrator for Vogue and other magazines, before becoming famous. Andy coined the phrase "15 minutes of fame", but there's a rumor that he was dyslexic and he really meant 51 minutes :)
To celebrate the upcoming 83rd birthday of Andy Warhol, take any photo or art work (painting, sketch, illustration), and turn it into Warhol-like pop art. Alternatively, blend any art work with Warhol's art.
This Friday we continue our freaking experiment with provided source images.
Photoshop this modern dance image (photo credit Vase Petrovski) any way you wish. Some examples are - making the modern dancer perform stunts, putting this modern dancer into some new environment, movies, paintings, etc. These are just some ideas.
October 31 is famous not just as Halloween day, it 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.
Past Sunday artists around the world celebrated Vermeer's 378th birthday.
In this contest you are asked to show how works by Jan Vermeer would look if he created them these days. Show his modernized work created simply for art (celebrity portraits, etc.), or for commercial purposes (advertising, political campaigns, etc.). These are just some ideas.