Military Costume without Old Man

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Parody Art


Military Costume without Old Man - Printed canvas by Young & Battaglia

This homage to Rembrandt paintings refocuses your eye. The original artwork is called An Old Man in Military Costume and is on display at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles. It looks very much like this version - only the subject has a face! In creating this pastiche, Young and Battaglia have played with the concept of portrait art. Is it still a portrait if it’s of an invisible man?

By removing the face of the subject we’re invited to use our imaginations to conjure up our own ideas. Who does this military outfit belong to? What sort of an expression are they wearing? By using our mind's eye we can have a different face in the frame as often as we like - so this piece of military art will never lose your interest.

Also, taking away the person in the portrait means we are less distracted. We can really study Rembrandt's clever detailing on the ostrich feather and the texture of the velvet on the cap. Not to mention the way the light reflects from that armoured collar.

This piece of wall art is one of a series of pastiche pieces where classical paintings are reinvented - removing or obscuring the person in each portrait. Some are made completely invisible, such as this piece and Girl Without a Pearl Earring. Others have their faces hidden - like our version of the Mona Lisa, or the Young Woman with a Facial. Others disappear in darkness, leaving just their hands behind - Hands of King Charles, Hand Holding Gloves, Hands in Prayer and Hands Holding Flower.

If you're looking for a statement piece of wall art this is a great choice. It's a framed canvas that comes in four sizes to suit any space or room. It will work beautifully as a feature piece or as part of a gallery wall.


  • Mini size:       (H) 50.8 cm   x (W) 40.6 cm    x (D) 3.2 cm  / 20.00” x 15.98” x 1.25”
  • Small size:     (H) 81.3 cm   x (W) 66.0 cm    x (D) 3.2 cm  / 32.00” x 25.90” x 1.25”
  • Medium size: (H) 127.0 cm x (W) 101.6 cm  x (D) 3.2 cm  / 50.00” x 40.00” x 1.25”
  • Large size:     (H) 172.7 cm x (W) 137.2 cm  x (D) 3.2 cm  / 67.99” x 54.02” x 1.25”

Frame: Classic wooden Black box frame.(3.2cm depth)

Material: 280g Matte polyester canvas, FSC certified Natural Birch wood box frame. 

Lead Time: 1-2 weeks.

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