ABANDONED PAINTINGS

by Miryam Muller in


Someday all the characters you see in paintings would decide to get up and leave.

Hungarian new-media artist Bence Hajdu re-imagines some famous paintings and removes the characters inside to only reveal the architecture and examines the drawn perspective space.

I am a student at the University of Fine Arts, Hungary. at one of the descriptive geometry classes we had a task to find and draw the perspective and horizon lines of renaissance and other pictures with significant perspective space. I thought it is not that interesting to just draw lines, so I decided to erase all the characters from them and examine how the painter really created the perspective space and how it actually looks. I saw this could be something exciting and continued thinking and working on it. after a while I found myself interested in the new atmosphere and the new thoughts the retouched pieces generated without their main subjects.’