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32nd Day of Quarantine

32nd Day of Quarantine: The Scream

During the last days in Poland there was a lot of reports about police abusing their authority in the time of quarantine. People are being penalised for simply riding a bike or jogging, even if they’re doing it solo and far from residential areas. This provoked Jarek Kubicki to create a project that would adress this situation in a rather gentle manner, by basing on known artworks, while at the same time allowing him to canalize social frustration.

“I am trying to match the style of adding characters to the style of paintings, but everything I do is creating with the method of digital painting,” he told us.

32nd Day of Quarantine: In the Arbour by Aleksander Gierymski (1882)
32nd Day of Quarantine: Maximilian Square in Munich at night by Aleksander Gierymski (1890)
32nd Day of Quarantine: Expulsion from the Garden of Eden by Unknown Italian Painter (17th century)

What do you think about this new situation and how are you experiencing it?

If it wasn’t for the info regarding people getting infected and the death toll, I could say that the quarantine is actually not a bad time. Finally I can stay at home and do the things I like doing the most. Of course this is my opinion after one month, as I am aware that after the next one my feelings can completly take a turn for the worse, with frustration and feeling of loneliness being more and more present.

32nd Day of Quarantine: A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat (1884–1886)
32nd Day of Quarantine: Rue de Paris, temps de pluie by Gustave Caillebotte (1877)
32nd Day of Quarantine: Elegant young woman in a horse-drawn cab near Dronning Louises Bro at Søtorvet by Paul Fischer (1902)
32nd Day of Quarantine: The Emperor Napoleon in His Study at the Tuileries by Jacques-Louis David (1812)
32nd Day of Quarantine: Lady on a Bench by Paul Fischer
32nd Day of Quarantine: Bicycling Girl by Paul Fischer
32nd Day of Quarantine: Railway Bridge at Argenteuil by Claude Monet (1873)
32nd Day of Quarantine: Introduction by Jacek Malczewski (1890)
32nd Day of Quarantine: Nighthawks by Edward Hopper (1942)

Jarek had already dealt with the theme of quarantine through a previous series entitled The Faces of Quarantine. He placed the artworks in a new frame, that of the windows, giving them an even more dramatic aspect.

He has told us that it is about loneliness during quarantine: “I wanted make the viewers to feel like they are not alone in their emotions.”

The Faces of Quarantine: Anna Bilinska by Emmeline Deane (1884)
The Faces of Quarantine: Study of an Old Woman by Peter Paul Rubens
The Faces of Quarantine: Jewess with Oranges by Aleksander Gierymski (1881)
The Faces of Quarantine: Self-Portrait by Vincent van Gogh (1889)
The Faces of Quarantine: Whistler’s Mother by James McNeill Whistler (1871)
The Faces of Quarantine: Portrait of Józia Feldmana by Stanisław Wyspiański (1905)
The Faces of Quarantine: Mother’s Portrait by Józef Pankiewicz (1900)
The Faces of Quarantine: American Gothic by Grant Wood (1930)
The Faces of Quarantine: A Girl Asleep by Jan Vermeer (c. 1657)
The Faces of Quarantine: Self-Portrait with Beret and Turned-Up Collar by Rembrandt (1659)

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