Jose Manuel Ballester Removes Human Faces and Figures in 'Hidden Spaces'

By: Meghan Young - Dec 1, 2014
References: josemanuelballester & designtaxi
The Hidden Spaces art series revisits traditional paintings and reinterprets them in a very interesting way. While the artworks were meant to be appreciated as a whole, one artist decided to explore what it would be like to hone in on the space that they take place in. The Hidden Spaces art series is removed of the human faces and figures that are famously found in pieces such as Diego Velázquez's Christ Crucified, Sandro Botticelli's The Birth of Venus and even Pablo Picasso's Guernica.

Envisioned by Spanish artist José Manuel Ballester, the Hidden Spaces art series essentially gives viewers a new perspective about these masterpieces. What makes the Hidden Spaces series particularly interesting is that they are almost as beautiful without the human aspect as they are with them.