Very nice, but her face needs to be softened a little,
Yes, eyes, nose, eyebrows and mouth need to be softened
Softened is a bit of a misnomer. Sample texturing is I think the better terms. Still, this is a legitimate impressionistic style by throwing all the finer definition into the focal subject and less on supporting elements. Nice one HH
Pretty cool, though you sort of turned Renoir art into Botero art
Yes. Botero influenced with a touch of Dowling, Newsey. You are observant hahahaha. I get the idea that Renoir had a taste for the Rubenesque ladies and sort of had fun with that idea, while putting a silly face on her. I am honored to capture gold with so many excellent renditions in the mix. I'm pretty impressed. Thanks Newsey, Elegary, Gummy, Andrew, and Luciano.
America celebrated Independence Day... Was July 4, 1776 the first Brexit?
Take any painting and give it an American theme. Some examples are: incorporating the American Flag (or flag colored clothes) in paintings, putting any American President in paintings, placing an American bald eagle in paintings, setting the US Capitol in paintings, etc.
Many thanks to Nannygoatman for the themepost.
If you are near Boston in the coming weeks, we advise you to visit the wonderful exhibition of Francisco Goya art in the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA). The exhibition features more than 160 of Goya's most significant paintings collected from different museums all over the world. While 60 of those paintings are on permanent display in the MFA, the other 120 Goya works have never been shown together before. The paintings on loan from other galleries are handled with extra care so that they are not damaged during the transportation and exhibition.
Photoshop this photo of two museum employees hanging a Goya painting (The Duchess of Alba) any way you wish.
This Thursday will be the 115th birthday of Belgian surrealist painter Rene Magritte. His surrealist paintings are more than just visually impressive; they are frequently thought-provoking. His "The Treachery of Images" series of paintings shows realistically drawn objects titled "Ceci n'est pas…" (French for "This is not…"). His famed image of a pipe is captioned "Ceci n'est pas une pipe" ("This is not a pipe"). As Magritte himself stated: "The famous pipe. How people reproached me for it. And yet, could you stuff my pipe? No, it's just a representation, is it not? So if I had written on my picture 'This is a pipe,' I'd have been lying!"
Magritte got a job designing wallpaper at a wallpaper factory, and as a sideline designed posters and advertisements. His first one-man exhibition, in 1927 in Brussels, was a flop, the art critics hating all 61 pieces shown. Magritte gained real fame in 1960 (shortly before his death in 1967) when his paintings influenced pop art and culture.
To celebrate the 115th birthday of Rene Magritte, photoshop any of his paintings. Some examples are: show how he would have created his works in the modern days, what people or objects he would choose, etc.
(If you use any of his nude sources, please cover the models in bikini to make them safe for work).
Two masterpieces by Picasso and Monet stolen last year from Rotterdam museum were brutally destroyed by the mother of one of the thieves - she burned the paintings in the oven after her son was arrested. Police believed that the paintings had been stolen to order rather than being an opportunistic crime.
Let us remind that in May 2010, five paintings valued at close to $124 million and including works by Picasso and Matisse were stolen from one of Paris's most prestigious museums - the Paris Museum of Modern Art. In 2011 Van Gogh's "Poppy Flowers" was stolen from Cairo museum. All the stolen paintings end up with private art collectors, who often order to steal the exact masterpieces they want.
In this contest you are asked to take any famous painting (or drawing, or fresco) and "steal" things from it. E.g. steal some people, clothes, or objects from the paintings, ...even hair, or body parts!
April 6 is the birthday of one of the greatest artists of all time, 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, April 6 is 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 530th 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.