Ready to hang in black float frame.
Oil on canvas.
Inspired by Paul Cézanne’s 1890 version of his “The Boy In The Red Vest,” this piece provides a different perspective on how we experienced life in 2020. Equipped with a face mask, gloves, and an abundance of toilet paper, the boy in the painting is experiencing life in quarantine, focused on uncertainty and ruminating on fear.
Cézanne did 4 versions of his “The Boy In The Red Vest” painting (also titled “The Boy In The Red Waistcoat”) using the same Italian boy in each painting, changing the pose in each one.
This particular pose is similar to Cézanne’s version that is currently in the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), located in NYC. This is the “remix,” portraying the odd, unpredictable, and uncertain times we faced as a world in 2020, while remaining safe under quarantine.