4th Art-Trail Contest - SELF-PORTRAITS! - Share your art and win 750 tokens and 15 steem

in art •  2 years ago


This is the 4th Art-Trail Contest. We keep working to build a real community of artists and art lovers - that's one of the purpose of a contest like this, as I said before.

For this reason, one of the category of this contest asks to the artists to share their self portraits (you don't have a self portrait? Do it now, even just a sketch!

Self-portraying is not just painting a portrait: it is a way for the artist to see and show how he sees himself. It's a way to bare our own souls. It's a visual confession. 

For this art contest, photographs are admitted in the Self-Portrait category

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The Communities of SteemTrail  are proud to announce the 4th ArtTrail Contest and its SELF-PORTRAIT category.

How it works: 

- All artists on Steemit can submit their artworks from today to June 3, Saturday, h 11pm GMT.

- Each artist can submit 1 artwork for each of the 3 categories of the Contest

- For this 4th edition, the categories are

  1. SELF-PORTRAITS (digital, photographic or traditional painting/drawing)
  2. PAINTING (Not digital)
  3. DIGITAL ART AND DIGITALLY RETOUCHED PHOTOGRAPHS

 All submitted artworks have obviously to be original made by the artist who owns the steemit account. Bots are not allowed to submit. Nor aliens ;)

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To submit an artwork, each artist has to:

- make a post containing "4th Art-Trail Contest" in the title and #arttrailcontest4 in the tag

- publish in the post a photograph of his submitted artwork/s (at least 1200px for the longest side)

- indicate category, title, size, date and technique of the submitted artworks.

- paste the link to his posts in the comments of this post.

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Prizes: 

The winner of each category will receive 250 TRAIL Token and 5 Steems and will be featured in the Art Trail.

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Donators and sponsor will be appreciated and their contribution will be added to the prizes.

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Winners and mentions will be choosen by a jury composed by art curators.

The results will be posted on June 5, Monday

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Some examples of famous self-portraits

Many great artists did self-portraits. (Many other never did.)

Everyone knows Van Gogh's self-portraits, for instance.

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And Frida Kahlo's, her self-portraits became very populars in these last years.

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Great painters of the past used to portray themselves in a corner of their group painting. It was a way to say "I'm a painter, I did this, I deserve to be in it, even if I'm just an craftsman". So did Botticelli, for example.

(source: By Sandro Botticelli - The Yorck Project: 10.000 Meisterwerke der Malerei. DVD-ROM, 2002. ISBN 3936122202. Distributed by DIRECTMEDIA Publishing GmbH., Public Domain)

One of the greatest painter of all time, Rembrandt van Rijn, portrayed himself throughout all his life

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Andy Warhol's photographic selves are some of the most iconic images of Pop Art.

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And more:

Egon Schiele 

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Lucien Freud

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Pablo Picasso 

source: http://www.widewalls.ch/famous-self-portraits/

Paul Gaugain 

(source) http://www.crimsonart.net/unit-1---intro-personal-tales-self-portrait.html

And so many other ones.

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The organisation of this contest has been given huge support by the SteemTrail communities. If you have not already done so, head over to the SteemTrail Discord server and check out what they’re up to. 

* Please, share this post to other artists! *

The 4th Art-Trail Contest is organized and managed by @paolobeneforti



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So, do you actually have to be an artist to contribute, or can a complete amateur, with no skill or training enter?

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At what point you call an artist, artist? Every artist is a amateur a the beginning. Also a senior artist that picks up a new skill is still a amateur. :-)

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amateurs are welcome too :)

I have already submitted it in the second trail. Can I repeat? And funny that I also have Frida in my post. And I didn't see yours)))

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sure, @aksinya, you can and are welcome :)

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Thanks a lot!! I will ))

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and great idea, by the way! Join 2nd ARTstyleart! I will be happy))

Ah! I might do this one. I always miss out on these, but I could probably do this one.

wonderful works

Hi @art-trail, @paolobeneforti. Here is the link to my self portrait entry! Thank you so much for this opportunity https://steemit.com/arttrailcontest4/@errymil/art-trail-contest-4-my-very-1st-self-portrait-painting

ohh consider me in!!

Indeed gifted artists are amazing.

Good I have to do :))

I just learned about this contest this morning, I hope this will do.
https://steemit.com/arttrailcontest4/@winstonwolfe/my-entry-for-the-4th-art-trail-contest-self-portrait

Here is my contribution.
Thank you for running a great Steemit initiative.
https://steemit.com/arttrailcontest4/@girlbeforemirror/self-portrait-4th-art-trail-unnamed

Would love to try this out!

excelente¡¡