First of all, I would like to thank all the participants. The entries were so good that it was extremely difficult to choose the winners. Frankly speaking, I didn't expect that it would be so difficult, so I invited the independent judge, my husband.
The task was to give the interpretation to the painting "Lovers" by Rene Magritte.
NOW THE WINNERS:
THIRD PRIZE (10 STEEM) GOES TO: @sethlinson
I think the painting is about how even people who are as close as lovers may never truly know each other. These figures can't truly see or feel each other with the fabric over their faces.
They are very close, like lovers should be, but even with that closeness they each keep something of themselves secret or hidden from the other.
Whether that's done intentionally or not doesn't really matter. Every individual is infinitely complex. It's impossible to know another person fully.
I would rename this painting The Blind Lovers
SECOND PRIZE (20 STEEM) GOES TO: @chrismiss
On one hand I feel the painting represents the unforeseen challenges that love sometimes presents. In my opinion the sheets covering their heads portray their unwillingness to see these potential challenges.
On the other hand a totally different perspective would be that they feel that their relationship is smothering their individual personalities. While they are clearly involved, the sheet over their heads could signify that they feel they can't breathe around each other. A sign that the relationship could be on the rocks.
THE FIRST PRIZE (30 STEEM) GOES TO: @vegan-mowgli
I feel like sheets over their heads represent not being completely honest, raw and authentical self. We wear our clothes to cover up and we are only naked with someone we 100% trust. It represents being covered (maybe in shame or in fear) not only physically but also mentally. I can see the desire by how they lean torwards eachother but desire doesn't equal love and trust, which are needed for healthy relationships. The dim lights also add some darkness, almost like they are eachothers only saviours but the connection is based on lust and fear (of not being good enough).
I am so thankful to all the participants of Artchallenge #1 for the support, so I decided to have a little celebration of the successful Artchallenge opening and in addition to the winners all the other participants get 5 steem for participation in the Artchallenge #1 and making really great entries. They are @juanmiguelsalas, @wordsword, @meesterboom, @pyrowngs, @elementm, @mikkolyytinen, @the-future, @uwelang, @sumsum, @surpassinggoogle, @jacobts.
I have read these versions:
You can interpret it as people are unable to open themselves even when they are in a very close relation. Another interpretation could be that Magritte wanted to shown love's blindness. Lovers are so involved in each other that they don't notice anything around them. There is a 3rd version. Lovers don't see anything as they don't need it. They feel closeness even through cloth. For real love there are no obstacles.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS AND ALL THE PARTICIPANTS!
THEME FOR ARTCHALLENGE #2 will be a surreal photo by Sarolta Ban:
Again a donkey)))
The RULES are very easy.
- Write a comment with your interpretation of the photo I posted. You can also make a separate post with the tag #artchallenge. If you make a separate post, please leave a link in the comment to this post.
- You can make up to 3 versions
- End of challenge will be Sunday at 12:00 noon (UTC +3).
- Winner - 30 STEEM
- Second place - 20 STEEM
- Third place - 10 STEEM
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