Five famous artworks feel the 'Bern'


  • Arts
  • Friday, 22 Jan 2021

Bernie Sanders is always someone to reach new heights. Can you spot him?

It was more than Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ inauguration on Jan 20 that caught the Internet’s attention.

The image of US senator Bernie Sanders, wearing mittens and a brown winter jacket, looking disheveled and wind-swept, sitting cross-legged, at the inauguration ceremony has spawned countless memes online.

Some art lovers have also superimposed the senator’s image onto famous works of art. Here are our top picks:

Lunch Atop A Skyscraper (1932) by Charles C. Ebbets

The workers on the iron crossbeam, high above New York City, is joined by a new recruit.

A Sunday Afternoon On The Island Of La Grande Jatte (1886) by Georges Seurat

The independent Vermont senator enjoys a peaceful afternoon at a park on the banks of River Seine in France.

Nighthawks (1942) by Edward Hopper

After a tiring day at the inauguration, Sanders heads to a downtown diner to wind down.

Seated Shepherd With Cows And Sheep In A Meadow (1644) by Aelbert Cuyp

Sanders gets some fresh air in a meadow, together with a shepherd.

Luncheon Of The Boating Party (1881) by Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Sanders enjoys a fine French lunch on a balcony at the Maison Fournaise restaurant.

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