The imagination knows no bounds.
The Getty Museum in Los Angeles challenged its Twitter followers to recreate the famous artworks in their catalogue with three things lying around their house. Now, some participants didn’t stick to the limit, but considering the times we’re living in, we’re not going to be sticklers. Besides, some of these could be art in and of themselves. But I’m no art critic.
The Getty Museum has made their collection available online so that you may seek inspiration for your own masterpiece. Maybe you want to try your hand at something Greek or Roman, or travel through the centuries and visit the Middle Ages before returning to the present day. Otherwise, scroll through and take inspiration from your contemporaries.
1. How many other parents are feeling this image?
@GettyMuseum feeling a bit constricted indoors, so we had to pause for this Nahua-Coyote inspired musing from Florentine Codex Book 11. pic.twitter.com/wZv3mBB8tA
— Josh Fitzgerald (@IntrepidHistory) March 27, 2020
2. Sad, and yet so relatable.
— Kyle Bates (@KyleAnneBates) March 28, 2020
3. How we all should’ve been greeting each other months ago.
We challenge you to recreate a work of art with objects (and people) in your home.
MAGRITTE The Lovers @sallybell26 & @VigilanteArtist pic.twitter.com/zAV7e8CEq1
— Alejandro Vigilante (@VigilanteArtist) April 2, 2020
4. A meal fit for a man at home alone.
5. If you squint, you can see the resemblance.
— Heather Flowe (@hflowe) March 29, 2020
6. Just as Picasso’s young ladies do no represent real women, neither does Barbie.
Les Demoiselles d’Avignon by Pablo Picasso as envisioned with some of my Barbie dolls pic.twitter.com/7QjhJWwB4d
— Twenty Twenty TerhiMG 💙 🚗 (@TerhiMG) March 30, 2020
7. ”Such is life” — Last words of Ned Kelly, Australian bushranger.
Sidney Nolan “Ned Kelly” pic.twitter.com/VuGHyvytJo
— Matthew Hobbs (@mr_mutundes) March 31, 2020
8. Good artists copy, great artists steal (and reinvent).
Portrait of Madame X for Covid-19 pic.twitter.com/AuC3tGLPG6
— Virginia Jones 🧛♀️ Ⓥ (@badiniadones) March 29, 2020
9. “See, told you I could do it as well.”
Woolly Pollock. pic.twitter.com/BJUPtJGJnx
— Knope (@nbknope) March 29, 2020
10. We hope they used this toilet paper afterwards! There’s a shortage, you know!
„kleines Miststück“, Peter Herrmann 2015 pic.twitter.com/ejsPSVWWYC
— Frau Hasenherz (@FrauHasenherz) March 30, 2020
11. And in the midst of dark times, beauty still shines.
Here’s our recreation of Klimt’s Mother and Child. Thanks for the fun Sunday morning art project! #klimt #motherandchild #recreateart #SocialDistancing pic.twitter.com/zWPNaCjxwR
— Stephanie Layne (@AlwaysLayne) March 29, 2020