Tableaux Nouveaux

The Tableaux Nouveaux series stirs portrait photography into art history by rendering subjects as the characters in famous paintings. As with the Niche Portrait series, the backgrounds, props, and in some cases the clothing, are assembled from numerous found images and these elements are then digitally woven together to arrive at the finished composition. So the great masterworks to which these photos pay homage are recreated from the odds and ends of contemporary digital photography. The painting is dead, long live the painting.