Now that the whole world's gone wacko for wide-screen (to the point that we can sell nothing today but a InFocus 76-inch 16:9 Projector Screen and still pay our bills), we're left wondering what we've been missing all this time. We're not just talking about old 4:3 TV shows and "Academy standard" movies - we want to know what was going on just out of frame in classic works of art like The Garden of Earthly Delights and Nude Descending A Staircase. Sadly, the great artists of the ages are no longer here to supplement their original pieces with bonus material. But hey, you're here, and that'll have to do. Your challenge this week:
Take a famous painting, drawing, or photograph and make it "wide-screen" by adding more imagery to the left and right of the original work.
Your entry can take the any form, despite the copy-paste error earlier to suggesting it depict a TV show. Post your entry here by 11:59 PM CDT on Sunday, September 24, 2006. Prizes are $20/$50/$100 for 3rd/2nd/1st. The rules and criteria for winning: our panel of geniuses can and will make stuff up as it goes along. Use Photoshop, pen and ink, collage, MSPaint, scrimshaw carving, tattoos, ice sculpture, whatever, but it’ll only be judged if it’s visible in our forums as a jpg, gif, or png. Try to keep your maximum width to 450px. If you need a place to host your pictures, try www.imageshack.ws or www.photobucket.com. We have no connection to either, but they seem free and easy to use. And if you want us to be sure your entry was indeed your work, post links to your source images. The more sure we are that you did your own work, the more likely we are to consider it for a prize.
Past money winners: If you'd like to nominate any entries from this week's contest, email your selections (with links to the individual post) to Jason at firstname.lastname@example.org by noon CDT on Monday.