Some people try to jazz up their family photographs with matching sweaters or costumed pets. Not the relatives of artist Maisie Broadhead. For their familial photo session, Broadhead and her brood reenacted famous paintings by artists like Johannes Vermeer and René Magritte, using period costumes, theatrical sets and a little Photoshop magic.
The series of hilarious family photos, titled "Take the Chair," recreates seven famous works of art, from Diego Velazquez portrait of Spain's Prince Felipe Prospero to William Hogarth's painting, "The Lady's Death." In all of the images, Broadhead's outgoing family members step into the roles of art history's past subjects, accompanied in each snapshot by a prominently positioned chair. The recurring pieces of furniture were designed by the artist's mother and designer, Caroline Broadhead, who helped her daughter with the playful project.
For more of Broadhead's art, The National Gallery in London is showing "Seduced by Art: Photography Past and Present," which is on view until January 20, 2013. We covered a video she did for the exhibition here.
Scroll through the quirky photos of "Take the Chair" in the slideshow below and let us know how the art-inspired reenactments stack up to your family's traditional portraits.
h/t The Daily Mail