Maisie Broadhead creates photographic parodies of classic paintings.

The photographic parodies of Maisie Broadhead
London - JUL 23, 2013

The English artist Maisie Broadhead creates elaborate photographic parodies of classic paintings. Broadhead takes inspiration from old masters like Vermeer and Velazquez and constructs detailed reinterpretations of their paintings. The parody is created by the modern objects of personal significance that replace elements from the original scene. The models are the artist's family members, posing in postures that are almost identical to those in the original work.

The images show laptop computers, fax machines and tennis shoes as contemporary decoration that hides in the classical composition. This way, Broadhead connects that classic tradition with contemporary society, revealing narratives that endure through the centuries.

The photographic parodies of Maisie Broadhead

©Maisie Broadhead, detail of Standing at a machine

The photographic parodies of Maisie Broadhead

©Maisie Broadhead, detail of Which weight to go 

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