The Recreation

Anchor and Hope – Tom Hunter

Anchor and Hope – Tom Hunter

Christina’s World – Andrew Wyeth

Christina’s World – Andrew Wyeth

The relationship between photographic composition and that used in figurative art from previous centuries has often been a tight one.

In the case of photographer Tom Hunter, this is particularly true.

He has recreated, or perhaps a better expression would be reinterpreted, classic paintings from esteemed masters like Velasquez and Caravaggio to make a comment on contemporary life. For example, Vermeer’s ‘Girl Reading A Letter At An Open Window’ is re-imagined as ‘Woman Reading A Possession Order’

Placed in a contemporary setting the strangeness of these familiar images is rediscovered and we begin to be reconnected to a western cultural past previously consigned to the rarefied world of art gallery walls.

Death Of Cotelli – Tom Hunter

Death Of Cotelli – Tom Hunter

Death Of Sardanapalis – Eugene Delacroix

Death Of Sardanapalis – Eugene Delacroix

The Way Home – Tom Hunter

The Way Home – Tom Hunter

Ophelia – Sir John Everett Millais

Ophelia – Sir John Everett Millais

Ye Olde Ax – Tom Hunter

Ye Olde Ax – Tom Hunter

Venus At Her Mirror – Diego Velazquez

Venus At Her Mirror – Diego Velazquez

Reservoir No. 1 – Tom Hunter

Reservoir No. 1 – Tom Hunter

Hylas And The Nymphs – John William Waterhouse

Hylas And The Nymphs – John William Waterhouse

Death of the Party – Tom Hunter

Death of the Party – Tom Hunter

Death Of The Virgin – Michelangelo Caravaggio

Death Of The Virgin – Michelangelo Caravaggio

 Woman Reading Possession Order – Tom Hunter


Woman Reading Possession Order – Tom Hunter

Girl Reading A Letter At An Open Window – Johannes Vermeer

Girl Reading A Letter At An Open Window – Johannes Vermeer

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