“Marriage A la Mode: The Tête à Tête No.2″ by William Hogarth
“Taking the Chair” is a humorous photo series in which classic paintings by Vermeer, Magritte, and other masters are recreated in photographic form. The original works were all chosen for their prominent use of chairs, hence the name of the series. Each recreation has been subtly altered, often with modern elements. The series is a collaboration between artist Maisie Maud Broadhead and her mother, artist Caroline Broadhead—the daughter took the photos and the mother provided the chairs.
“Lady Standing at a Virginal” by Johannes Vermeer
“The Glass of Wine” by Johannes Vermeer
“Prince Felipe Prospero” by Diego Velazquez
“L’Homme au journal” by René Magritte
“Young Woman Seated at a Virginal” by Johannes Vermeer
photos by Maisie Maud Broadhead