The invention of the home computer, with its graphics software, has caused many to question the definition of “a painting”, just as the invention of the modern camera by Louis Daguerre in 1839 and the invention of offset lithography (a photographically-based process of infinite reproduction that could be applied to any sort of image – including a painting) in 1903 by Ira Washington Rubel for printing on paper must also have sparked similar debates.
So, here’s the Challenge: Answer the Question, “What is, and is not, ‘a Painting’?” in 25 Words or Less.
Due to the nature of the software at redbubble, your written entry will have to be in the form of a graphic.
1. Does the statement give a reasonably complete answer to the question?
2. Do you agree with the answer?
3. I would urge voters not to be too rigid about the 25-words-or-less rule; this is more about brevity than an exact word count.
4. Entries do not have to be original; they may be quotes or excerpts from the writings of others. However I would also urge voters to give extra credit for originality.
First Prize: have 6 of your paintings featured on our overview page for 3 months.
First and second runners-up: have 3 of your paintings featured on our overview page for 3 months.
Anyone who has any questions about ways to make your entry into a graphic, or needs assistance in doing this, should read the RPG Forum discussion Challenges in its entirety.