Home is where the Art is: Art Lovers Are Recreating Masterpieces Using Everyday Objects—and the Results Are Amazing

Art Lovers Are Recreating Masterpieces Using Everyday Objects—and the Results Are Amazing

As people continue to find creative ways of coping with their boredom, several social media pages have challenged art lovers to recreate famous masterpieces using just three objects from around their house—and the results are pretty hilarious.

The Los Angeles-based J. Paul Getty Museum recently asked their Twitter followers to select their favorite artwork, find three things lying around their house, and recreate the artwork with those items.

Since issuing the artistic challenge last week, the museum’s Twitter inbox has reportedly been “flooded” with amusing recreations.

“Our audience told us loud and clear that they wanted to see beautiful artworks, learn more about art from home, and find delight on social media,” Getty Museum social media manager Sarah Waldorf told Yahoo Lifestyle. “We wanted to offer up a creative challenge to find refuge from the uncertain state of the world and to spark excitement to get creative—no extra materials required.”

The social media challenge was reportedly inspired by the Dutch Instagram page Tussenkunstenquarantaine, which translates to “between art and quarantine”.

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Amsterdam-based woman Anneloes Officier and her roommates were reportedly inspired to launch the account after they recreated Vermeer’s Girl With a Pearl Earring out of quarantined boredom.

In a matter of just a few short weeks, their account has been flooded with more than 400 recreations—some of which are actually pretty incredible.

Are you still craving for your fix of cultural enrichment during the current social distancing climate? Well, you can also now embark on virtual tours of museums, galleries and zoos from the comfort of your own home.

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