Think you know the works of old masters? You might have to think again after you see the work of artist Bence Hajdu, profiled in this article on Hyperallergic and this article on Hypenotice. Hajdu digitally removes the figures from a series of paintings and turns the focus on the environment, the backgrounds, and the interior spaces.
The digital removal of figures forces viewers to notice things they may have missed before – like the patterns on a floor or the perspective of the picture plane. His unique approach is a good reminder that in a work of art there are always many details to take in slowly.
Thanks again to Hrag Vartanian at Hyperallergic and Boogie at Hypenotice for the great articles that originally brought this artist to our attention.
– Naomi Kuo, Slow Art Day Intern