The Three Muses Challenge-Alter a Masterpiece

The Three Muses Challenge for the week of 24 December 2015 is to alter a masterpiece. Ann said, “Yep, be as audacious as you like and alter a famous painting in any way you choose. Have lots of fun.”

I altered Vincent Van Gogh’s Three Sunflowers in a Vase F453 from the original oil painting on canvas, as seen here:


to my stained glass creation that I made:


If you would like to see what I did, continue reading.

I started with an image of the orginal oil painting on canvas  by Vincent Van Gogh. I opened the image in Adobe Photoshop CS6. Using the Pen Tool I created a line drawing that would be used to cut my pieces of glass. Here is my line drawing superimposed over the painting.


I selected the glass I was going to use . . . cut the pieces . . . soldered the pieces together . . . and finished the piece of stained glass. Here is my stained glass superimposed over the painting.


And, this is my stained glass piece that I made of my version of Van Gogh’s Three Sunflowers in a Vase F453.


The finished stained glass is approximately 29 x 23 inches in size. It is the same size as the original oil painting. 

This is the mysterious so-called “Lausanne” Sunflowers. Van Gogh painted it in 1888.  It was purchased by an unidentified private collector from a New York dealer in 1996 for an undisclosed sum. The last time it was exhibited was in 1948 when the Cleveland museum of Art had it for a month. Previously it had been exhibited three times for a total of six weeks in Paris. Since the 1948 exhibition its movements have been shrouded in mystery and few people have seen it in recent years.

I hope you enjoyed seeing how I altered this masterpiece.

That’s all for now.

Live life fully and enjoy.



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