The Next Saatchi Online Showdown Competition: “Painted Faces”
During the Renaissance the genre changed dramatically with the rise of a new variation of portraiture: the self-portrait. Artists began to see their status change and depicted themselves in the same manner as the nobility who were commissioning their work. In “Portrait of a Man”, Jan Van Eyck documented his occupation by wearing an artist’s chaperon; Michelangelo depicted himself in his final painting, The Crucifixion of Saint Peter, wearing a similar head covering to Van Eyck.
In the 19th and 20th centuries artists such as Gustave Courbet, Pablo Picasso, Edvard Munch, and Francis Bacon reinterpreted the genre still further.
In celebration of this genre we are excited to announce that the theme for Saatchi Online’s next Showdown competition is “Painted Faces.”
You can choose to create any variation of portraiture and you can submit work in any style from figurative or abstract to Pop art or realism and more. To be eligible for our “Painted Faces” Showdown, the work must utilize paint.
We look forward to seeing your entries. The submission period will begin on October 11th at 5pm PST and will run until October 28th at 5pm PST. More details will be made available on October 11th at www.saatchionline.com/showdown