We had 10 participants and you made me happy again. Outstanding entries! And you are fantastic and talented people!!!!!!!!!!! My special thanks to the people who are constant participants of this challenge. I highly appreciate your being with me! And I am always happy to new people. Join us! We have a little family here.))
The task for ARTquest#13 was to give the interpretation to a surreal painting of the Polish artist Pavel Kuchinski.
@lpfaust did great job and gave his own interpretation!
When I look at the painting, from my perspective it's a snapshot of
the guided age. Even the duality represented in the golden color
chosen to represent the sunlight. The golden color almost represents
the sunrise of a new day, tied with a festive wedding and gilded
excess. On the other hand, when looking at the golden hue as it
relates to the the workers harvesting rice from the barren ground, it
takes on the feeling of the burning midday sun in the middle of a
desert. They are picking up the scraps of what life has left them.
AND THE WINNERS ARE:
THE THIRD PRIZE (150 TRAIL + 3 SBD) GOES TO:@snooway
The Rice Gleaners
I think this painting alludes to Jean-Francois Millet’s painting "The Gleaners" (1857) which has been referenced by artists such as Banksy, Van Gogh and others. The earthy colours used in the painting also show the source of inspiration. Weddings are
meant to be happy and usually the colours would be brighter so I think
it highlights the gap between the poor and the rich in an interesting
The people celebrating the wedding are throwing rice for good luck (or
wishing fertility for the newlyweds) while the gleaners are picking up
the rice grains. There is great thought put into the details since the
gleaners wear the triangular hats commonly seen in Asia among people
working in the rice fields. In Chinese we call these hats Douli 斗笠 and
they are usually made of bamboo. The painting not only comments on the
gap between the haves and have nots it also points to cultural
differences between the East and the West. I see the painting as a
call for people not to waste and to think of the less fortunate while
you celebrate joyful occasions such as weddings.
THE SECOND PRIZE (250 TRAIL + 5 SBD) GOES TO:@sumsm
I love the color white
It's pure light
looking at her wedding dress
Oh look at the rice in sunlight
blessing the bright
people say with joy
throwing it like a toy
I hate the color white
it´s dark as night
thinking of his daily stress
picking up the rice
being poor as mice
Oh, look at those hurting hands
of me and my friends
fighting the tears
and our fears
THE FIRST PRIZE (300 TRAIL + 7 SBD) GOES TO:@dreamiely
The farmers toil to make a living,
Labourously planting rice, grieving.
Why you say? A long day's hard-work
Barely puts on the table
A loaf of bread, butter or pork.
Oh daily struggle, what a feat!
The other end of the spectrum
Shows those of wealth, a bride and groom.
With such abundance they are worry free
Never did work just as hard, you see.
They are only meant to live blissfully.
With the throwing of rice,
This luck continues hopefully.
The same rice from our farmers
Who worked hard for a mere penny.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS!!!
THANKS TO EVERYBODY FOR PARTICIPATING!!!
**SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR JUDGE @lpfaust!!!!! **
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THEME FOR ARTCHALLENGE #14 will be announced tomorrow, the 19th of June.
You can see the previous artchallenges here:
Winners of Artquest#12 10 participants
Winners of Artquest#11 9 participants
Winners of Artquest#10 13 participants
Winners of Artquest#9 10 participants
Winners of Artquest#8 10 participants
Winners of Artchallenge#7 6 participants
Winners of Artchallenge#6 7 participants
Winners of Artchallenge#5 8 participants
Winners of Artchallenge#4 9 participants
Winners of Artchallnege#3 11 participants
Winners of Artchallenge#2 6 participants
Winners of ARTchallenge#1 14 participants
EVERYBODY IS WELCOME!
I would like to THANK again those who supported this challenge, all the participants, @steem-trail (STEEM TRAIL Team), our invited judges @looftee, @paolobeneforti, @silviabeneforti, @surpassinggoogle, @ezzy, @lpfaust and our sponsors @ogochukwu and @looftee.
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