In the 1570s, Paolo Veronese painted a four-part "Allegory of Love," depicting the drama of scorn, unfaithfulness, respect and happy union in typically glowing Renaissance fashion. Contemporary photographer Maisie Broadhead revisits Veronese's four facets, imbuing the trials of love with a contemporary twist.
Broadhead recreates Veronese's lush tableaux with the same weightless intensity, adding a few millennial touches along the way. Silk robes have been replaced with terry cloth, and Renaissance lovers accessorize with hipster glasses and fedoras. But alas, the baby cupids remain!
Check out Broadhead's works in comparison to Veronese's originals below, and let us know which you prefer in the comments:
"Allegory of Love" will show at Jerwood Makers Open in London until August 25, 2013.
Correction: A previous edition of this article stated Broadhead was a painter. We regret the error.