11-18-2011, 02:31 AM
Banner: Portrait of Nick Wilder by David Hockney 1966 (left) Nighthawks by Edward Hopper 1942 (right)
Question: Does The Sims imitate life or does life imitate The Sims? Just Kidding. It's a Sims challenge inspired by painting! If you're an art nut like me, this is the challenge for you.
Choose a painting from any period or style in the history of art and create an interior or exterior in Sims inspired by it.
You can recreate what is depicted in the original painting, or simply take inspiration from its style, color palette, mood etc. How you choose to draw inspiration from the original is open and up to you.
- Max 10 pictures per entry. You may link to more in an album
- Pictures may be no more then 800 pixel wide
- You may enter 3 times, but choose a different painting each time.
- Choose a painting yourself, use a suggested painting (see banner and below) or request one from the community.
- Include a picture of the original painting in your post.
- Have fun: Remember this is a challenge not a contest
You will get this nice shiny award for participating:
This challenge will close March 29th
6 paintings from top to bottom: Yayoi Kusama, Cy Twombly, Cy Twombly, Andrew Wyeth, Alex Katz, Jackson Pollock
2 wall murals: One 3-tile chalk by Cy Twombly and one 2-tile Damien Hirsts Butterfly wallpaper.
Some Suggested Paintings
Feel free to use one in this post, choose your own, or request one!
Night Sleeper by Andrew Wyeth 1979
The Music Lesson by Johannes Vermeer 1662-1665
Western Motel by Edward Hopper 1957
Beauties Admiring Picturess by Hokusai 1726-92
The Corn Harvest by Pieter Breugel 1565
Harmonie Jaune by Henri Matisse 1929
Bar at the Folies BergÃ¨res by Edouard Manet 1882