Getty Museum challenges people to recreate famous artwork in quarantine, and the results are hilarious

Apr 1, 2020

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

Getty Museum challenges people to recreate famous artwork in quarantine, and the results are hilarious

Apr 1, 2020

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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During these self-isolation days, there have been all sorts of challenges on social media. To be quite honest, most of them annoy the hell out of me, but I have finally found one that I really, really like. Getty Museum in L.A. has recently challenged its followers on Twitter to recreate their favorite artwork at home. The results quickly came coming in, and they’re as funny as it gets.

Getty Museum posted the tweet last week to share the challenge with its followers. The rules are pretty simple:

  • Choose your favorite artwork
  • Find three things lying around your house⠀
  • Recreate the artwork with those items

Even the museum posted a few examples under the original post to give people ideas and inspire them to share their own photos. And when the first results started coming in… Well, it just kept getting better.

Those who share their quarantine days with family members, partners or pets can, of course, include them as well. But for those who are in the quarantine alone, there are creative and downright hilarious ways of adding characters to your recreations. Here’s a couple of examples:

And of course, it can hardly go without toilet paper, one of the symbols of the current situation:

If you want to search for the artwork to recreate, you can find lots of paintings, drawings and other art in the Getty Museum’s collection. Of course, there are other free online galleries that you can browse through and you can find the list here.

I was just thinking today how this must be the first year that there are no April Fools posts almost anywhere on the internet. And I believe that we need some humor to get through all this. This is why I liked this challenge so much: other than inspiring us to get creative, the results will undoubtedly make us laugh. So, browse the galleries and make your own versions of your favorite paintings, drawings or photos. Make yourself and others laugh. Or at least check out the Twitter thread if you need some good laughter.

[via The Guardian]

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Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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