Coincidences at Museums
By Stefan Draschan
Sometimes it happens in museums that individuals strikingly resemble the art they are viewing.
Photographer Stefan Draschan has developed a knack for spotting and capturing these amusing coincidences. Over the past few years, while strolling through the museums of Europe, Draschan photographed similarities between the works of art and the people looking at them, noticing kinships in color, pattern, hairstyle or physical posture. A young man in denim merges with a blue Caspar David Friedrich landscape; a cluster of schoolkids chime with the mass of bodies in a Rubens; a young girl in blue uncannily mirrors the subject of a Renoir.
With these images, Draschan has created astonishing visual moments that are sometimes comic, poetic or surprising, but never contrived.
With text by Angela Stief
Designed by Saskia Kruze
Published by Hatje Cantz, 2019
Hardcover, 120 pages, 80 color images, 7.5 × 6 inches