Museum Asks People to Recreate Paintings At Home During Quarantine and the Entries Are A Laugh Riot
Being stuck at home because of the quarantine has let people become more creative. This creativity can be seen in a recent challenge hosted by the J. Paul Getty Museum of Los Angeles. The challenge was for art lovers to post photos of themselves recreating their favorite masterpieces at home. Needless to say, the overall response has been massive.
The so-called Getty Museum challenge involved recreating your favorite artwork with just 3 things lying around your home. It was inspired by an Instagram account from Amsterdam- Tussen Kunst en Quarantine (between Art and Quarantine). Following this challenge, another museum in Ukraine- the Pinchuk Art Center in Kyiv is also doing the same and inspiring the people there to show their love of art in this quarantine period. Here are 15 recreations of famous masterpieces in response to the Getty museum challenge:
1 Lady With Fan By Gustav Klimt (1917-1918) And The Gorgeous Muse
In New York the Neue Galerie’s Inspiration of the day was the-Lady With Fan By Gustav Klimt (1917-1918) And The Gorgeous Muse. The painting was supposed to reflect bewitching beauty displayed with a whimsical background.
The famous Mona Lisa is a half-length portrait painted by the renowned Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci. The portrait is likely to be of an Italian noblewoman named Lisa Gherardini the wife of Francesco del Giocondo. The painting has been considered an archetypal masterpiece of the Italian Renaissance.
3Girl With The Pearl Earring
Girl with a pearl earring is an oil painting which was painted by Johannes Vermeer, who was considered a Dutch Golden Age Painter. The painting had gone by various names throughout the centuries until the end of the 20th century when it was finally became known by its present name after the large pearl earring worn by the girl in the painting. The recreation of this painting can is quite the ‘purrfect match’.
4Salvador Dali Isolation
The Salvador Dali Isolation is a bizarre yet surreal painting by the Spanish surrealist artist Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, Marquis of Dalí de Púbol. Salvador was renowned for his precise draftsmanship, technical skill, and his striking and bizarre images in his work as shown in this painting.
5The Birth Of Venus by Botticeli
The birth of Venus is a mid-1480s painting by Italian artist Sandro Botticelli. The painting depicts the arrival of the goddess Venus at the shore after her birth when she emerged from the sea fully-grown. The painting remains in Florence, Italy at the Uffizi Gallery.