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Haunting "Abandoned" Versions of Classic Paintings

What would the paintings of old masters like da Vinci and Botticelli look like if they were suddenly stripped of any people? How would the absence of figures transform not only the perspective in these famous works of art, but the stories that they tell? What architectural surprises would be found lurking in all of that empty space? Thanks to a conceptual project by Hungarian art student Bence Hajdu and spotted by Designboom, we can get a peek at these fascinating, people-free paintings, from an empty table version of The Last Supper to a new take on the Oath of the Horatii, minus the Horatii brothers. Our only request for Hadju? More please!


Abandoned version of Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper. Image credit: Bence Hajdu


Leonardo da Vinci, The Last Supper, 1495-1498

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