Taking the Chair, Classic Paintings of Chairs Recreated in Photos

Taking the Chair by Maisie Maud Broadhead and Caroline Broadhead

Taking the Chair by Maisie Maud Broadhead and Caroline Broadhead

“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.

Taking the Chair by Maisie Maud Broadhead and Caroline Broadhead

Taking the Chair by Maisie Maud Broadhead and Caroline Broadhead

“Lady Standing at a Virginal” by Johannes Vermeer

Taking the Chair by Maisie Maud Broadhead and Caroline Broadhead

Taking the Chair by Maisie Maud Broadhead and Caroline Broadhead

“The Glass of Wine” by Johannes Vermeer

Taking the Chair by Maisie Maud Broadhead and Caroline Broadhead

Taking the Chair by Maisie Maud Broadhead and Caroline Broadhead

“Prince Felipe Prospero” by Diego Velazquez

Taking the Chair by Maisie Maud Broadhead and Caroline Broadhead

Taking the Chair by Maisie Maud Broadhead and Caroline Broadhead

“L’Homme au journal” by René Magritte

Taking the Chair by Maisie Maud Broadhead and Caroline Broadhead

Taking the Chair by Maisie Maud Broadhead and Caroline Broadhead

“Young Woman Seated at a Virginal” by Johannes Vermeer

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photos by Maisie Maud Broadhead

Written by EDW Lynch

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