Contest Info

  • Started: 3/28/2019 08:00
  • Ended: 4/1/2019 12:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 18
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
  • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
Contest Directions: March 30 marks the 166th birthday of one of the most famous artists of all time, Vincent Willem van Gogh. Dutch painter, generally considered the greatest after Rembrandt van Rijn, and one of the greatest of the Post-Impressionists. 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. Vincent's art became astoundingly popular after his death, especially in the late 20th century, when his work sold for record-breaking sums at auctions around the world. In the history of art, few afflictions have generated as much curiosity as Vincent van Gogh’s severed ear. Two Hamburg-based scholars, Hans Kaufmann and Rita Wildegans, spent ten years sifting through police reports, witness statements, and other material before coming to the conclusion that Gauguin, an expert fencer, sliced off van Gogh’s earlobe with his sword during a fight. Whatever transpired, van Gogh took responsibility and was hospitalized; Gauguin left for Paris.
To celebrate the 166th 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, etc. These are just some ideas. Here is a great example by Qtrmoonshop and another great example by the late Ms preemiememe. Many thanks to Qtrmoonshop for the themepost.

Contest Info

    • Started: 3/28/2019 08:00
    • Ended: 4/1/2019 12:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 18
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
    • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
18 pictures
  • Emma Stone

    Emma Stone
  • Alexander Skarsgard

    Alexander Skarsgard
  • Van Gogh at home

    Van Gogh at home
  • Grain harvest

    Grain harvest
  • Van Gogh Book Signing

    Van Gogh Book Signing
  • Hipster Van Gogh

    Hipster Van Gogh
  • van Gogh Dinning out

    van Gogh Dinning out
  • Harvest at La Crau

    Harvest at La Crau
  • Flower delivery

    Flower delivery
  • van Gogh Septic Service

    van Gogh Septic Service
18 image entries
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