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Herakles the Archer by Émile-Antoine Bourdelle
1909, Bronze, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Herakles the Archer by Émile-Antoine Bourdelle

by Anna Randal

Ah, artworks! Who doesn’t like the connection created between themselves and an artwork on the wall or the floor. Gallery-goers spend hours looking at works, feeling art vibes, but no one thinks of how the artworks feel when they have to look at random people every day.

Filmmaker and artist Masashi Kawamura thought to capture what some of the most famous works of art look at. In a series of cool images Kawamura show the disturbing perspective of artworks. Disturbing because it’s actually pretty sad to spend your entire life looking at only one thing, like some of the sculptures below.

Take a look!

 

Study of a Young Woman by Johannes Vermeer
ca. 1665-67, Oil on canvas, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Study of a Young Woman by Johannes Vermeer

ca. 1665-67, Oil on canvas, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Marble bust of a youth by Unknown
ca. 1st or 2nd centry A.D., Marble, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Marble bust of a youth by Unknown

ca. 1st or 2nd centry A.D., Marble, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Marsyas by Balthasar Permoser
ca. 1680-85, Marble, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Marsyas by Balthasar Permoser

ca. 1680-85, Marble, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Portrait of a Man Holding Gloves by Rembrandt van Rijn
1648, Oil on wood, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Portrait of a Man Holding Gloves by Rembrandt van Rijn

1648, Oil on wood, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Self-Portrait by Rembrandt van Rijn
1660, Oil on canvas, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Self-Portrait by Rembrandt van Rijn

1660, Oil on canvas, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

The Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer by Edgar Degas
modeled ca. 1880, this cast 1922, Bronze, partially tinted, with cotton skirt and satin hair ribbon, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

The Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer by Edgar Degas

modeled ca. 1880, this cast 1922, Bronze, partially tinted, with cotton skirt and satin hair ribbon, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Thérèse Dreaming by Balthus
1938, Oil on canvas, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Thérèse Dreaming by Balthus

1938, Oil on canvas, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Reclining Nude by Amedeo Modigliani
1917, Oil on canvas, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Reclining Nude by Amedeo Modigliani

1917, Oil on canvas, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Night by Aristide Maillol
ca. 1902-9, Bronze, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Night by Aristide Maillol

ca. 1902-9, Bronze, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

The Vine by Harriet Whitney Frishmuth
1921, revised 1923, this cast 1924, Bronze, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

The Vine by Harriet Whitney Frishmuth

1921, revised 1923, this cast 1924, Bronze, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

 

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