I love the pictoral vibrancy of some these contest entries on the Photoshop project site worth1000.com. The assignment was to ”improve” Classical art with spraypaint. Sometimes this type of synthesis can totally seem like the doorway to a valid new aesthetic language. Now that I think about it, the mashup of Classical era drafting proficiency and editorialism with the contemporary graffiti culture might be what has propelled Banksy to such popular heights (well, that and his wit).
This update of Eugene de Blaas’ Flirtation at the Well is one of my favorites from the contest. The spraypaint compliments the swagger, and vice versa: