Jose Manuel Ballester recreates classic paintings such as Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus. The Spanish artist recreates these paintings with a twist: he removes all human figures from his recreations. His reimagined paintings seem to ask the question, ‘What would happen if humans left the scene of these paintings?’ His work give a new look and life to the classic paintings, as The Colossal detailed:
In an interview with Bored Panda, Ballester said that while his Concealed Spaces series often is regarded as humorous, it has multiple meanings. “After a deeper look it’s not difficult to find transcendence and the multiple possible interpretations, both as new images and as related to their original counterparts,” he said.
One of the clearest aspects in this series is the way we can understand art from the point of view of each period, which has a unique way of looking and understanding reality shared by artists, who develop their creativity inside those period’s values and connect with ideas and universal precepts extended in time.
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