ikonaut wins the international photo coloring competition, which was announced as part of the multimedia project #Romanovs100 and judged by the artist Marina Amaral. There were three black and white photographs of the tsar family Romanov to be colorized. ikonaut convinced the juror with the picture of Empress Alexandra in the field.
«These were chosen for several factors, including attention to detail, color choices, realism and respect for the original photograph. Colorization of photos is an art through which we can express ourselves, but we must always keep in mind that they are also historical documents, and therefore we cannot modify and/or distort the items that are present (or not) in the images. When colorizing photographs, we seek to add colors that are as realistic and historically accurate as possible, never distorting facts or introducing elements that were not previously part of the scene.»
Marina Amaral, Juni 2018
The project #Romanovs100 is about the last Russian Tsar Nikolai II and his family, executed by communist Bolsheviks in 1918. This ended the Tsar’s rule in Russia.
Photographs of Empress Alexandra in the field | Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna Romanova | Tsar Nicholas II (1868–1918) with son Alexei