People stuck at home during quarantine are letting their creativity loose. The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles challenged art lovers to post photos of themselves recreating their favorite masterpieces from home and the response has been massive.

The Getty Museum challenge, where you have to recreate your favorite work of art with 3 things lying around your home, was inspired by the Tussen Kunst en Quarantaine (Between Art and Quarantine) Instagram account from Amsterdam. And the Getty’s not the only one inspiring people to show their love of art during quarantine: the Pinchuk Art Centre in Kyiv, Ukraine is doing the same.

Bored Panda reached out to the Getty, so scroll down for our interview with the museum's representative. You can check out our previous posts about art recreations during the lockdown right here and here.

More info: Getty.edu | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | YouTube | PinchukArtCentre.org

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Neue Galerie New Yorkinspiration Of The Day - Lady With Fan By Gustav Klimt (1917-1918) And The Gorgeous Muse

Neue Galerie New Yorkinspiration Of The Day - Lady With Fan By Gustav Klimt (1917-1918) And The Gorgeous Muse

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Raine Soo
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1 year ago

This one pretty much nails it.

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Mona Lisa

Mona Lisa

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tuzdayschild
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1 year ago

Where did they find a photo of the actual model?

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Girl With The Purrl Earring

Girl With The Purrl Earring

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Beep Bop
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1 year ago

purrrfect match.

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According to the Getty's representative, the museum still keeps on getting challenge submissions. "They keep coming! More than 100 a day," she said.

"The online challenge has reached many people around the world who may not be in a position to visit Los Angeles or Getty. We hope they’ll be inspired to come when they get a chance," the museum representative told us.

She also confirmed that many of the museum staff are working at home, while a number are working on site to "ensure the collections and grounds are safe and well maintained." The representative also revealed that everyone's eager to get on site to see their coworkers and work with the collections once again.

#4

The Lady In A Fur Wrap

The Lady In A Fur Wrap

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slackjack
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1 year ago

Well done.

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#5

Salvador Dali - Isolation

Salvador Dali - Isolation

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hobbitly
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1 year ago

Hahaha awesome!

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#6

The Way They Nailed Getty Museum Challenge

The Way They Nailed Getty Museum Challenge

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Tiny Dynamine
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1 year ago

Wow, the recreation really does look like a painting! :D

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Bored Panda also previously spoke to the Getty Museum’s team to learn more about the challenge and the huge number of submissions they’ve gotten. Annelisa Stephan, assistant director for digital content strategy at the Getty, told us that they have “lost count" of all the photos that people have sent them. According to her, the submissions number "many thousands."

"In addition to the ones posted publicly, there have been hundreds and hundreds more DM'd to us! We didn't expect such a reaction in our wildest dreams—we thought a few people might enjoy the activity, but it clearly struck a chord!" Annelisa revealed.

"People have been so creative and so supportive of other people's creations, cheering them on, laughing, and celebrating their favorites. We've received creative responses from the US, Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia,” she said. “We've also been thrilled to see kids of all ages getting into the act, and high school teachers organizing their art history students to incorporate the challenge into their classwork. It's a great way to look at and learn about art while being creative with constraints."

#7

Recreation Of Pablo Picasso's Painting "A Women With A Bird"

Recreation Of Pablo Picasso's Painting "A Women With A Bird"

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Enuya
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1 year ago

Wow! Impressive face painting! My brain froze for a while.

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#8

My Contribution To The Getty Challenge. The Birth Of Venus By Botticelli

My Contribution To The Getty Challenge. The Birth Of Venus By Botticelli

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Tiny Dynamine
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1 year ago

Exceptional!

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#9

Lady 1-Ply, Keeper Of Non-Perishables And Protector Of The Soap

Lady 1-Ply, Keeper Of Non-Perishables And Protector Of The Soap

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Lama Lady
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1 year ago

Cool! And timely

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Another Getty representative told Bored Panda that the museum is always developing new online resources. One of the newest additions was a video of the Getty’s "wonderful but now-shuttered Michelangelo exhibitions."

The Getty is still closed because of the coronavirus, however, the museum is helping its local community out. In fact, the Getty donated thousands of gloves and hundreds of masks to UCLA Health to help out doctors and nurses fighting Covid-19. Since then, the museum is looking for new ways to help both the local and global communities.

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Happy To Share The Result Of Our New Experiment, The Three Day Online Workshop #tobeamuseathome That Was Streemed Last Week

Happy To Share The Result Of Our New Experiment, The Three Day Online Workshop #tobeamuseathome That Was Streemed Last Week

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RL Tyler
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1 year ago

Lovely - she nailed it

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#11

Our Take On The DIY Classic Art Challenge

Our Take On The DIY Classic Art Challenge

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JessG
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1 year ago

Good job on this one! Really looks like a severed head

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#12

‪‘Woman In Biscuits’ Recreation From Gustav Klimt's ‘Woman In Gold’ By Julia Timoshkova‬

‪‘Woman In Biscuits’ Recreation From Gustav Klimt's ‘Woman In Gold’ By Julia Timoshkova‬

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YsaPur
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1 year ago

very creative

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#13

Yes, There’s A Person In There

Yes, There’s A Person In There

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Lavender Brown
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1 year ago

How?? This is so good!!

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#14

Frida Quarantine

Frida Quarantine

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Dorothy Parker
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1 year ago (edited)

Just happened to have a Chinese Crested on hand! Great.

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#15

Getty Museum Challange

Getty Museum Challange

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YsaPur
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1 year ago

Oh, but the shoe!

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#16

Love This Challenge. I Live By Myself So I Had To Set Set A 10s Timer And Run Into Position

Love This Challenge. I Live By Myself So I Had To Set Set A 10s Timer And Run Into Position

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Enuya
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1 year ago

He looks in this ridiculous headcover better than the original model...

SF Angel
Community Member
1 year ago

I believe that's a paper lantern , the kind you hang outside. And I agree with you 100%

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JessG
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1 year ago

Ha! Looks like a baseball cap and one of those round lanterns. Great idea

Brenda Owens
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1 year ago

Very good and much better looking too.

Cooper
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1 year ago

Great!

Victoria Valenzuela
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1 year ago

Not feel in’ this one ,sorry!

ning ding
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1 year ago

professor quirell? is that u?

Ann Manjone Marsilio
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1 year ago

kudos on the lantern!

Jane Benner
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1 year ago

Well done, indeed.

Marie P
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1 year ago

good one!

Katie
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1 year ago

Professor Quirrell, is that you?

Dorothy McCurdy
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1 year ago

can't tell he had to run into position

MARY ANN Hannah
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1 year ago

WELL IT WORKED

tuzdayschild
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1 year ago

Well done!

Rachel Vincini
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1 year ago

Perfect 😀

Betty Kaine
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1 year ago

👍🏼.

Sheila Ojeda
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1 year ago

Excellent use of a Chinese lantern with a baseball cap!

Anne Bartin
Community Member
1 year ago

Terrific! Love it! You did an outstanding job!

Elijah Favorite
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1 year ago

are they Russian(??_??)?

Claire Talltree
Community Member
1 year ago

That looks like a red Chinese lantern with the bill of a baseball cap hanging down. Very innovative!

DropbearPDX
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1 year ago

Well done! Agree with @Enuya.

Anni Matsick
Community Member
1 year ago

So you looked at that painting and thought, "I have the perfect paper lantern lying around during this shutdown!" Kudos on a great job!

Lynn Fell
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1 year ago

Is that a MAGA hat over the ear?

Linda Allen
Community Member
1 year ago

Gorgeous.

Fran Stateler
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1 year ago

Just a little more profile and he could Be the man in the painting.

Hilary Benoit
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1 year ago

That’s one way to use a Trump hat..

Dotti Sienko
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1 year ago

Is that Lord Voldemort in there?

Gail Harry
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1 year ago

that guy has his eyes on your hat

Milton Owens
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1 year ago

Lamp shade and a MAGA cap?

Debbie
Community Member
1 year ago

well done

Michele Davis
Community Member
1 year ago

Omg! The Chinese lantern on his head! I can’t even....

Diane Versue-Haimes
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1 year ago

I can carry pies, cakes and cheese rounds.

Sarah Hearn
Community Member
1 year ago

Very creative!

Sandra Bell
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1 year ago

Ingenious!

Irene Carlyle
Community Member
1 year ago

strong of arm and steady of gaze! i agree with Enuya--you're looking better than the old guy.

Lo Zo
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1 year ago

love this one!! ikea power

Lo Zo
Community Member
1 year ago

i love this one!!

Gaylita Dunaway
Community Member
1 year ago

Wonderful!

Mike Rodrick
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1 year ago

Hilarious!

Gillian E Servais
Community Member
1 year ago

Brilliant down to the buttons!

Pie Friendly
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1 year ago

Well done!

Patricia Lynch
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1 year ago

excellent! love the chapeau!

Nóra Kovács
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1 year ago

When you discover what his headpiece actually is :D

Jurrie Kruize
Community Member
1 year ago

Great shot

OTTER
Community Member
1 year ago

A backward baseball cap and a Japanese lantern. Who would have thought? lol

Jane Benefield
Community Member
1 year ago

Nailed it!

Susi Moffitt
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1 year ago

Great job!

Susan Palmieri
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1 year ago

wearing a baseball cap and a chinese lantern?

Dorothy Somerville
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1 year ago

no comment

O Jackson
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1 year ago

you can't see a difference

Jordan Westall
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1 year ago

He’s hot!

Katie Heldman
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1 year ago

you hardly look winded at all!

Martti Laurson
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1 year ago

That is professor Quirrell

Michelle Kiba
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1 year ago

Well done. Get yourself a wireless shutter remote and save yourself a lot of running back and forth. Voice of experience talking here.

Mimi M
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1 year ago

Needed to turn his head a bit more to the side. Otherwise pretty good.

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#17

My Wife’s Getty Museum Challenge

My Wife’s Getty Museum Challenge

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BORED AT HOME
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1 year ago (edited)

How did you get the toilet paper?!

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#18

Getty Museum Challange

Getty Museum Challange

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hobbitly
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1 year ago

Is that garlic? Haha!

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#19

Getty Challenge - Frida Kahlo

Getty Challenge - Frida Kahlo

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JessG
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1 year ago

She needs the unibrow to complete it

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#20

My Cousin Did One Of Those Art Recreations

My Cousin Did One Of Those Art Recreations

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Dorothy Parker
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1 year ago (edited)

The Rosary beads make it!

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#21

My Sister In-Law's Getty Museum Challenge. Innocence By William-Adolphe Bouguereau

My Sister In-Law's Getty Museum Challenge. Innocence By William-Adolphe Bouguereau

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[] person []
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1 year ago

the babys face

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#22

"The Scream" By Edvard Munch. Right: A Recreation By Jean-Luc Walraff

"The Scream" By Edvard Munch. Right: A Recreation By Jean-Luc Walraff

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[] person []
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1 year ago

perfecto

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#23

My Dad's Getty Museum Challenge; Saturn Devouring His Son By Goya

My Dad's Getty Museum Challenge; Saturn Devouring His Son By Goya

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Kb
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1 year ago

Hysterical

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#24

My Friend And I Recreated This Abstract Peice With Items In Our Kitchen/Living Room

My Friend And I Recreated This Abstract Peice With Items In Our Kitchen/Living Room

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Tiny Dynamine
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1 year ago

Just one vinyl record needed.... oh, and a white bedsheet.

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#25

Ceci N'est Pas Un Homm

Ceci N'est Pas Un Homm

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Tiny Dynamine
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1 year ago

Nice tights!

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#26

Caesar At The Rubicon (Dog With A Plate Of Sausages) By Wilhelm Trübner vs. Masya At The Rubicon

Caesar At The Rubicon (Dog With A Plate Of Sausages) By Wilhelm Trübner vs. Masya At The Rubicon

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Scott Boston
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1 year ago

haha

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#27

Picasso - “Dora Maar”

Picasso - “Dora Maar”

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Scott Boston
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1 year ago

great job

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#28

Gustav Klimt , Hygieia. C1900. (Ft Doggy Leash)

Gustav Klimt , Hygieia. C1900. (Ft Doggy Leash)

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Elaine Edwards
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1 year ago

Under the circumstances Klimt would be proud !!!!!

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#29

Les Amoureux - Magritte

Les Amoureux - Magritte

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elfin
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1 year ago

Carrying face masks to a new level. Not so good on social distancing.

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#30

Cosy And Clean Quarantaine

Cosy And Clean Quarantaine

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Marie-laure Garcia
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1 year ago

Hilarant et génial !

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