Hungarian student Bence Hajdu had a seemingly obvious genius idea: take out people out of famous paintings. This is Leonardo da Vinci’s famous Last Supper, right after Jesus and his disciples left to have some drinks at some bar around the corner.
Here’s what he has to say:
I am a student at the University of Fine Arts in 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.
Da Vinci’s The Last Supper
David’s Oath of Horatii
Lorrain’s Seaport with the Embarkation of St. Ursula