For our Second task in graphic design, we had to pick some famous classic, paintings and recreate them as photographs.
I decided to first attempt recreating one of my favourite pieces of art, Girl with a Pearl Earring an oil painting by Dutch Painter, Johannes Vermeer, dated c. 1665.
it depicts a woman of unknown origin, many speculate that the artist had painted a portrait of his mother, and that she is the one portrayed in the piece, however this has never been proven or disproven.
The second photo I attempted didn’t come out just as polished as the first, however I still believe it achieved the intentions I had for it. Not to Be Reproduced is a painting by the Belgian surrealist René Magritte. I chose to do this as my remake as I thought it would be a good chance to try out the panorama effect on my phones camera as I could get my subject to turn around and enable me to create the surreal effect portrayed in the picture.
I also chose to recreate “Not to be Reproduced” as i thought the irony of me technically ‘reproducing’ it, as it proved more difficult to get right so maybe it was better left not to be reproduced.
The last painting I decided to recreate “the lovers” by Rene Magitte, an oil painting made in 1928, it depicts two lovers in an embrace with a barrier of fabric separating them, the painting really spoke to me as I thought it was an exceptional piece of art, very abstract and got me thinking. I covered my 2 subjects faces in pillow cases and got them to dress up in a similar fashion as the people in the painting.