The Getty Museum called for people to recreate works of art while in quarantine — and they did not disappoint
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The world famous J. Paul Getty Museum in California may be temporarily closed due to the coronavirus crisis, but that doesn't mean it has stopped inspiring people to love art. The museum challenged its followers on Twitter to recreate works of art with what they have available in their homes — and the responses certainly did not disappoint.
"We challenge you to recreate a work of art with objects (and people) in your home," tweeted the museum last week, followed by instructions for the project. "Choose your favorite artwork. Find three things lying around your house. Recreate the artwork with those items. And share with us."
The museum also included a link to their collection of artwork — and "inspiration" for others' recreations, courtesy of museum staff.
The museum's employees went above and beyond with their efforts. One employee recreated the piece "Portrait of a Halberdier (Francesco Guardi?)" by Italian artist Pontormo, also known as Jacopo Carucci, using a field hockey stick instead of a battle weapon. Another person utilized cans of tuna and a block of cheese to imitate an 18th century still life by French artist Jean-Siméon Chardin.
People even brought their families and pets in on the fun, with one woman recreating "Madonna and Child" by Italian artist Master of St. Cecilia with her adorable French bulldog. Another man utilized what appears to be his entire family in his interpretation of the piece "Initial G: The Virgin, Saint Elizabeth, and the Infants John the Baptist and Christ" by an unnamed Swiss artist.
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