Son Of “Modern” Man (Mac Version)

Son Of “Modern” Man (Mac Version)
Exercise quotes
Image by Cayusa
Day 66 of 365

This week for "Take A Class With Dave and Dave" one of our assignments was Art Recreation. I did a recreation of an M.C. Escher that I am more than happy with. Chrismaverick and Peculiar235 both did versions of Magritte’s Son Of Man. I had done a version of the same picture months ago (although mine was just a quick photoshop exercise and not nearly as good as either of theirs. Since doing that first one; however, I have been developing a concept for a "modern" version of this painting in my head. I figured with the two they did, now was the perfect time to throw my version out there.

A copy of the original Magritte can be found here.

I also did a Windows Version of this image which can be found here. Thanks to Jreedphotography for triggering the switch in my mind that led to the Windows Version’s creation!

EDIT: In doing some background research on "Son Of Man" I came across this quote from Magritte about his painting Everything we see hides another thing, we always want to see what is hidden by what we see, but it is impossible. Humans hide their secrets too well…. . Originally I did this image and the mac version as a spoof, but after reading this quote I think these images actually hold some validity as a modernization of his original concept (not that I am claiming to be as masterful as he was). In this digital age so much of who we are can be hidden by the anonymity that computers and the internet provide.

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12 Responses to Son Of “Modern” Man (Mac Version)

  1. dmswart says:


    Nice – I think this is one of my favourite things about you. Gary Larson one day, Rene Magritte/Steve Jobs the next.

  2. jreedphotography says:

    I can spot a Mac Lover a mile away! :o) Very cool. Clever idea. Nicely done. Cheers, J~

  3. Cayusa says:

    That is one of the reasons I had to name my blog Randomonium: Random Thoughts From A Random Mind. I’ve got ideas bouncing around in my head all the time. I never know what my actual 365 will look like until it’s done. I’ve got another Larson I’m working on, but this idea sorta beat that one up and came out stronger.

    Actually, as much as I appreciate Mac’s graphic abilities, I’ve been a PC guy forever. A Window’s Logo (hmmm, might have to do another version of this one) didn’t seem to fit as well as the Mac Logo did. Now that I’m thinking about it though….

    Seen on your photo stream. (?)

  4. lrayholly says:

    I loved both of these versions, although I am quite partial to the Mac version. Anyway, I would love to do nothing but spoofs of classic art. I did however have more fun "stepping into" the art instead of recreating it. It’s just so much fun.

    Seen on your photo stream. (?)

  5. googlit says:

    lol… very nice. =D love it.

  6. peculiar235 says:

    great job, I love the modern take, the grafitti on the wall and the apple logo really add a lot, at least in my opinion.

    Nicely done.

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  7. Cybergabi says:

    You are wonderfully creative! I love it!

    Seen in my recent comments. (?)

  8. HighlandChic says:

    Absolutely incredible. I’ve always been a fan of this painting and I think the modern "apple" with the cowboy hat is an amazing way to show how things have changed. As a daughter of the computer age I can really identify with this.

  9. Cordey says:

    love mac!

  10. oddsock says:

    Gr8 set !
    love this one : )

  11. Gravityx9 says:

    ~~~~~~TIME TO VOTE!~~~~~~
    Please stop by and pick your
    favorite Magritte Re-Work!!


  12. Päivi ♪♫ says:

    Fun! Creative.

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