Now that most of us are stuck inside, working from home and suffering from seriously restricted social lives, we’ve had to come up with creative ways to entertain ourselves.
People have been coming up with dance routines with their whole family, cutting and dyeing their own hair, binge-playing Animal Crossing, and becoming TikTok famous.
To inject a little culture into our lives, Getty Museum in LA challenged people to recreate famous artworks using things already in their homes. And boy oh boy did people deliver.
Twitter users got extremely creative, producing some works of art that are maybe even more of a masterpiece than the originals.
Like this paddling pool recreation of David Hackney’s “Portrait of an artist (Pool with two figures)”.
— Steve Roche (@RocheStone) April 4, 2020
How good is this “The Ermine Portrait” revamp, using burned homemade bread loaves as hair buns?!
"The Ermine Portrait", c.1585. Nicholas Hilliard. Hatfield House.
Glad we found something to do with the burned sourdough bread. pic.twitter.com/IO0JMK3Pm5
— Carolinne Griffin (@CarolinneGriff2) April 10, 2020
Some couples went all out. Honestly, these guys deserve some kind of art prize. That staging! The props! Iconic.
"A Greek Ode" (1879) by Alfred Elmore pic.twitter.com/TlDVcU7CI9
— David Allen (@maestroallen) April 5, 2020
This “Birth Of Venus”, using the whole family, really emanates a high level of chaotic energy.
— Maggie Ginoza (@MaggieGinoza) April 4, 2020
Meanwhile, this cute kitty arranged himself into a Picasso artwork without even realising.
— Marisa Torre (@MarisaTorre) March 31, 2020
One couple made the most of their fancy chandelier, while this pup knew his angles.
— José (@Filh0o0) March 28, 2020
One person got a little creative while cooking dinner, with this uncanny replica of “The Scream”.
— Jean-Luc WALRAFF (@jeanlucWalraff) March 31, 2020
It just goes to show that self-isolation is really bringing out our creative sides.
This is part of the Getty Challenge to recreate famous works of art. We focused on 3 paintings by René Magritte.
This work is "Portrait of Stephy Langui".#BetweenArtandQuarantine #TussenKunstenQuarataine pic.twitter.com/QQyotvEnC4
— David Sept (@A2DaveSept) April 4, 2020
We might need a whole new gallery once this is all over for our quarantine masterpieces.
— EN6N33R (@En6N33) April 2, 2020
You can scroll through more incredible artwork creations in the replies to the original Getty Museum tweet.