Artist Shows How Classical Paintings Would Look During Quarantine

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.

If paintings went trough quarantine...

If paintings went trough quarantine...

If paintings went trough quarantine...

If paintings went trough quarantine...

If paintings went trough quarantine...

If paintings went trough quarantine...

If paintings went trough quarantine...

If paintings went trough quarantine...

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  1. Anonymous March 26, 2020

    Brilliant.

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  2. Anonymous March 26, 2020

    This is a good exercise for learning how painter create perspective on a canvas.

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  3. Shaun March 26, 2020

    Is bacon still a thing on the interwebs?

  4. That Guy March 27, 2020

    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.

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  5. Anonymous April 2, 2020

    I agree with That Guy

  6. Anonymous April 2, 2020

    Marvelous! I needed this great laugh. Thanks.

  7. Ditte April 23, 2020

    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.

  8. Let's give a big hand to May 12, 2020

    the artistic manifestation of the Big Empty.

  9. Thank You. May 12, 2020

    Words can only wreck it.

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