Spanish artist José Manuel Ballester has created an exploration of the role that people play in classical paintings – by removing them. This unique series, titled “Hidden Spaces” looks pretty unsettling without the people that we know should be there, and it gives us another angle to look at the world during COVID-19 quarantine.
9 thoughts on “Artist Shows How Classical Paintings Would Look During Quarantine”
This is a good exercise for learning how painter create perspective on a canvas.
Is bacon still a thing on the interwebs?
I don’t know – you’re allowed to have one person in the picture, two or more as long as they’re 6 feet apart. It might have been funnier, for example, to have The Last Supper be Jesus and the Apostles standing in a social-distancing line at the take-out window of a Taco Bell or something. Just saying.
I agree with That Guy
Marvelous! I needed this great laugh. Thanks.
Beautiful…these ‘empty’ spaces are so full of presence. Strange…almost more presence than with people.
I guess it is the absence of mind, thinking, and feelings that leave presence.
I like these a lot, thank you for making these.
the artistic manifestation of the Big Empty.
Words can only wreck it.