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

Sydney Kendall
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1 year ago

Especially the little kid looks like a painting.

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Jane Alexander
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1 year ago

I love that the baby is having a good time in the recreated version. the original is not a pretty picture.

Rob N
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1 year ago

I thought the same.

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Vivi
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1 year ago

Child is having fun, so cute.

J Rob
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1 year ago

At least one of them is.

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Mickie Ramos
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1 year ago

At least he refrained from eating him...

glowworm2
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1 year ago (edited)

I love how despite the gruesome original that they're recreating here, the kid is loving every minute of it!

Ripley
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1 year ago

There seems to be more giggling in the recreation . . . probably a good thing! :-)

Christy Smith
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1 year ago

That dude is in shape! No, I have no point, I was just surprised for some dumb reason.

Podunkus
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1 year ago

“Daddy, stop... your beard tickles...”

Seabeast
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1 year ago

"Chronos Eating His Children", I presume?

glowworm2
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1 year ago

Yep!

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Susan Neves
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1 year ago

In the original, is he BITING the baby? Ugh. Pretty good job though...

Denis Brown
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1 year ago

In the original he is eating the baby. Chronos was reputed to have eaten his children.

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Hana Abera
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1 year ago

the painting looks very...disturbing.

Hedy Schmidtchen
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1 year ago

that baby is having a blast! love this one!

Marie P
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1 year ago

someone had fun-well done!

Warren Cancilla
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1 year ago

Probably around the 38th attempt yo get “it right”, he finally gave in and decided the little guy was just going to laugh

Philip Hill
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1 year ago

Fabulous whoever you are.

Sam Gorrie
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1 year ago

@avetiarts on instagram!

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Dutch VanZandt
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1 year ago

The reproduction child is having way too much fun! Unlike the original who's being cannibalised...

Serena DuBois
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1 year ago

By a god. And if he was a Greek god's child he either was turned into something or survived to smite his pater hip and thigh.

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Warren Eakins
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1 year ago

In the painting, is the guy eating the baby, or just giving a raspberry?

Aragorn II Elessar
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1 year ago

Cronos, the Titan of time in Greek mythology, ate his children to prevent a prophecy that they would overthrow him. Look it up, interesting story

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Alison-Frances McKnight
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1 year ago

awesome!!!!

Juririn
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1 year ago

Brilliant!!!

Balencia Erskine
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1 year ago

How many takes did it take to get the right one of the toddler. Great job!

Holly Wichman
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1 year ago

Well, it would be more realistic if the kid was not laughing, but I'm glad he is.

Jennifer Reiersen
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1 year ago

The real baby looks much happier than the painted one, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Eugen Bumble
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4 months ago

This is the best!

Rachel Vincini
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1 year ago

This is great!

Betty Kaine
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1 year ago

I like yours better.

Anne Bartin
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1 year ago

Nicccceee!

Didi Kutuzovetz
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1 year ago

Great

Trish Nesbitt
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1 year ago

Peter Paul Ruebens Satan devouring his son.

Nancy Merritt
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1 year ago

Fantastic!

Elijah Favorite
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1 year ago

holy shit that's crazy

ArianaTheDragonLover_157
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1 year ago

Why is this so accurate

Sophie Giamos
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1 year ago

Love this version, baby’s smile is contagious, obviously oblivious to any real fear of being murdered.

Sheila Redden
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1 year ago

so so clever

Tonya Justice
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1 year ago

That is really good!!

Yasmeen Currie
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1 year ago

Love it!

Carol Papalas
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1 year ago

The kid seems to be having a good time.

Anni Matsick
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1 year ago

Just happened to have that baby handy. :0) Great job!

Hilary Benoit
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1 year ago

Chronos eating his children painting. Not bad..

Mary Mulrooney
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1 year ago

Great job, kid looks like he is enjoying it. LOL

Denny Cwiek
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1 year ago

So glad to see the baby is enjoying himself in the recreation!

Brittany Erwin
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1 year ago

love it lol

jimin's jams.
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1 year ago

wait. so... in the first picture... this dude rlly decided to not buy my baby burner and just eat the baby??? wow. dissapointed

Ruth Hornseth
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1 year ago

yikes that's a painting that freaks me out....

Milton Owens
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1 year ago

LOL Hope the kid wasn't traumatized to much.

Kristy Marshall
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1 year ago

Close, but the live baby is LAUGHING. <>

Sandor Miko
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1 year ago

Saturn painting by Peter Paul Rubens

Sandor Miko
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1 year ago

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Marna Ehrech
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1 year ago

well done!

Deborah Barringer
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1 year ago

sweet baby! love it.

Joan London
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1 year ago

My favorite

Jodi Zeisel
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1 year ago

bravo!

Gail Ford
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1 year ago

Brilliant!

Sandy Levy
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1 year ago

EEEKKKK.....

Diane Versue-Haimes
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1 year ago

Wow!

Cindy Shephard
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1 year ago

The recreation is better! Laughing babies better than screaming.

Sarah Hearn
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1 year ago

That’s seriously creepy.

JackieandTom Devereaux
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1 year ago

This one must have been fun for father and son to recreate. Great job.

Sandra Bell
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1 year ago

A vast improvement on the original. Love that little happy child.

Victoria Valenzuela
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1 year ago

Creative, child looks like a/he enjoyed the attempt.

Pie Friendly
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1 year ago

Ugh.

Loraine Volz
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1 year ago

Glad this kid is laughing , not terrified!

Jurrie Kruize
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1 year ago

The child is not scared but laughing. beautiful

Elizabeth Fischer
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1 year ago

Wow - a little creepy!

SF Angel
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1 year ago

Perfect!

Elsie Anne Owings
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1 year ago

Great reproduction! And the kid is adorable!

Leonie Musgrove
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1 year ago

Creepy

Barbara Vandewalle
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1 year ago

The painting looks like he is biting the child

Sandra Bell
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1 year ago

Chronos Eating his Children

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Johanne Trudeau
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1 year ago

Very good recreation...

Dorothy Somerville
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1 year ago

you're babe's giggling tho...

Mary O Neill
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1 year ago

amazing , love this and so much effort , I agree with Tiny 😊

Paula Alford
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1 year ago

impressive!

Jane Benner
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1 year ago

Fabulous!

rachel carter
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1 year ago

Kinda a creepy painting but cool nonetheless

Sue-Lynn Grace
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1 year ago

YIKES!

Tammy Mintz
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1 year ago

Love...

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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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‪‘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...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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