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"...hello?" Hajdu Bence takes famous paintings and removes all the characters

Posted by Liv Siddall,

Okay so this has probably been done before, but as well as this? I don’t know. At first these paintings can give you a spooked-out kind of 28 Days Later vibe, but then when you look at them again you realise that this is pretty hilarious. What could possibly have been so important that all the disciples had to flee the room? Have all the sailors selling their wares just drowned? Potential sacrilege to some, the simple (in fact quite technical) act of removing the characters from these famous paintings opens the door to all kinds of new stories! Thank you, Hadju Bence, for creating these and setting them free on the good ship internet for all to witness.

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    Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘The Last Supper’, 1495-1498

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    Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘The Last Supper’, 1495-1498

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    Jacques-Louis David’s ‘Oath of the Horatii’, 1784
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    Jacques-Louis David’s ‘Oath of the Horatii’, 1784
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    Fra Angelico’s ‘The Annunciation’

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    Fra Angelico’s ‘The Annunciation’

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    Seaport With the Embarkation of St. Ursula 1641

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    Seaport With the Embarkation of St. Ursula 1641

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Posted by Liv Siddall

Liv joined It’s Nice That as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our editors. She oversees itsnicethat.com and has a particular interest in illustration, photography and music videos. She also runs our London listings site This At There, and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.