Musings of a Designer on Jewelry, Crochet, Crochet Patterns, Knitting, Running a Crafty Business, Movie Costumes, Books, Art, Design, Steampunk & the Geek Girl Life

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

School, Art History & Dracula

Hi everyone! It's been a long, busy summer, but school has finally started up again for my little munchkins ..... they are soooo excited! With school back in session and Saturday Market (where I sell my jewelry in person) wrapping up in 2 more weeks, I'll soon have more studio time to devote to my biz and my online activities :)

Until then, I want to share with you a fun contest. If you know your art history, some of these paintings are just a blast! Worth1000.com challenged members to take an existing historical painting and add to it, filling in what was happening "off-camera". Here are some of the entries from "Beyond the Canvas: If Artists Had More Paint"
Lady of Shalott altered by Mishikal

The Scream altered by irishbryan

The Kiss altered by drucom


Love that last one especially. Reminds me of "Bram Stoker's Dracula", a movie memorable for its cinematic photojournalist style and ... its costumes! In fact, it even won the 1992 Oscar for Costume Design. What girl wouldn't love to wear one of its gorgeous fantasy Victorian frocks?
Mina's Red Dinner Bustle Dress [back view] from Bram Stoker's Dracula

4 comments:

Waterrose said...

I would love to see that dress in person....and the artwork is beautiful!

The Rose Room said...

Hello, nice to see you back! Fun post - Rachaelxo

Heather said...

I remember thinking that Ryder was impossibly tiny in that gorgeous dress.

Lissie said...

Lovely paintings! Wow! What a gorgeous dress! Lovely colour to!

Thank you for visiting my blogg! :)