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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2 months ago

This one pretty much nails it.

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Mona Lisa

Mona Lisa

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tuzdayschild
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2 months ago

Where did they find a photo of the actual model?

Mishte Tine
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2 months ago

At the Photoshop? : )

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Mickie Ramos
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2 months ago

This is just a striking resemblance!

Lama Lady
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2 months ago

She rlly looks like her omg

Kat Khatib
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2 months ago

This is amazing! Mona should be #1! 🏆 If you don't believe in reincarnation, this is proof that it exists. That nose. That mouth. Doppelganger!

Elsie Anne Owings
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2 months ago

Near perfect match! And even prettier than the original!

Crystal Summers
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2 months ago

That's perfect

The Emerald Triangle
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2 months ago

A direct descendant maybe?

Dennis Young
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2 months ago

This is actually pretty doggone good. :)

Matthew Smith
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2 months ago

That is really impressive,

RL Tyler
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2 months ago

omg she really looks like her.. awesome

Kevin Crosby
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2 months ago

Didn't get the mood right. Mona is all, I know what I'm going to do to you tomorrow that will get us both killed. The gal on the right looks like she wants to serve me vegan.

Lori Ziolkowski
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2 months ago

This is just a random picture of our daughter, but it always reminded me of the Mona Lisa Mandalisa-...e986df.jpg Mandalisa-5ea11b0e986df.jpg

Aragorn II Elessar
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2 months ago

I can see it

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Victoria Valenzuela
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2 months ago

Beauty is hard to recreate ,. L’ no inchiodato.

Rachel Vincini
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1 month ago

Awesome

Betty Kaine
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1 month ago

Nicely done.

Deb Teager Bowen
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2 months ago

Ever notice how some people don't look better with make-up! I mean, that's not ME, but some folks don't.

Wee Selkie
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2 months ago

Dead on!

Anne Bartin
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2 months ago

Uncanny!

Balencia Erskine
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2 months ago

Wonderful!

ArianaTheDragonLover_157
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2 months ago

Why does she look exactly like her????

Adam Graves
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2 months ago

on google ts not hard

Dorothy Cloud
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2 months ago

Almost perfect. She shouldn't have been looking at the camera.

Sheila Redden
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2 months ago

amazing

Nancy Best
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2 months ago

Wow!

SALMA MAHMOUD
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2 months ago

Umm u did try ur best but I guess it looks a bit wierd

DropbearPDX
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2 months ago

Omg! ❤

Paizleypie
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2 months ago

Live action Mona Lisa!

Thomas Turnbull
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2 months ago

great likeness

Hilary Benoit
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2 months ago

The original was done by Leonardo Da Vinci. As a historian it’s easy to tell the slight differences between the two. The original model for Mona Lisa was Lisa del Giocondo. She was a Italian noblewoman from the 14-1500’s. The model in the photograph isn’t using a 1400’s dress. She also doesn’t have her hands in the same way as Lisa does from the Painting. And the backdrop is wrong. Otherwise it’s not a bad photograph.

Maureen Peters
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2 months ago

Good- looking, twin sisters?

Mary Mulrooney
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2 months ago

Good job.

Mary Mulrooney
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2 months ago

Fantastic.

Marna Ehrech
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2 months ago

I actually like t his painting better. phenomenal

Philip Finn
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2 months ago

She's a masterpiece! The painting's not bad either!

Elena Francilus
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2 months ago

she is pretty

Joyce Cannone
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2 months ago

I would have liked to see this one with 2” gray roots!!

Jodi Zeisel
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2 months ago

this is incredible! She looks so much like the Mona Lisa!! very well done!

seriously tho
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2 months ago

Her eyes even do the follow thing!

Caroline Overill
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2 months ago

They have to be related!

ptm45
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2 months ago

OMG! after a long search of 400+ years we finally found the real model! LOL!

Michele Davis
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2 months ago

Holy cow! I can’t even imagine finding someone who looks like old “Mona”

Philip Hill
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2 months ago

I’m in love again.

James Anderson
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2 months ago

Be a great Halloween costume with a poster board or something with the background behind her

Sarah Cameron Lerer
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2 months ago

Uncanny

Susan Neves
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2 months ago

Pretty damn close...should have worked on the hand pose some more.

Dutch VanZandt
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2 months ago

Distant relatives?

Majeed Darriz
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2 months ago

the model is prettier

Mildred Thompson
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2 months ago

WOW!

Loraine Volz
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2 months ago

Oh, this must be Mona's sister ,Maria

Mia Hasik
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2 months ago

OMG

Roxy Faulkner
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2 months ago

Spot on!

Monika Birzenieks-Jones
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2 months ago

the likeness is uncanny , the effort superb..

Cookie
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2 months ago

Amazing likeness!

Jurrie Kruize
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2 months ago

The Smile

Louise Stange-Wahl
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2 months ago

This one will just leave you gobsmacked...WOW!

Valorie Worthy
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2 months ago

Cool!

Jonathan Konda
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2 months ago

i think some kind of time travelar, took a picture of the real mona lisa

Elizabeth Fischer
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2 months ago

Wow - so close to the original - but the live model is prettier!

Susan Mercurio
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2 months ago

She's way prettier than the original too.

James Davis
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2 months ago

wow shes cute!

Paul Beauregard
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2 months ago

Just as superlative~!

Johanne Trudeau
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2 months ago

WOW!!!

Dorothy Somerville
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2 months ago

Mona in the 21st!, perhaps too happy for the times....

Francine Alexander
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2 months ago

amazing resemblance

Tammy LaPorta
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2 months ago

I wonder if her name is Lisa! Wouldn't that be incredible!?

Tammy LaPorta
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2 months ago

This should definitely be her Halloween costume (if we're out of lockdown by then.)

George Phillips
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2 months ago

🔥🔥🔥🔥

Keira McNary
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2 months ago

Huh, pretty realistic

Kristin Hurley
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2 months ago

Wow!

Jan Borofka
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2 months ago

the woman is perfect. Very beautiful.

Cici Qiu
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2 months ago

She should've shaved her eyebrows. XD

Dayle Kenyon
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2 months ago

Beautiful!

Michele Acreman
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2 months ago

So awesome.... finger/hamd alignment could be improved...can't believe how closely she resembles the original model

Pam Jenkins-Lamb
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2 months ago

Lighting is perfect!

Jane Benner
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2 months ago

If she had only spread her fingers....

Ninja Kitty
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2 months ago

I see No Difference.

Sarah Courtney
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2 months ago

So alike!

Sue-Lynn Grace
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2 months ago

Well done!

Maggie Le Pley
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2 months ago

amazing likeness!

Sal Robertson
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2 months ago

Dang, that's pretty good!

Tina B
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2 months ago

Oh, she's good...

Frederick Schussler
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2 months ago

I really want to meet her.

Terpsichore Barnett
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2 months ago

awesome

Nexha Gjema
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2 months ago

WOW ⁉️🤙🏻

JEONGMIN
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2 months ago

Hehehe, i mean, who shaves eyebrows

Podunkus
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2 months ago

I prefer the Corona Lisa on the right.

glowworm2
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2 months ago

That's really really close!

Jane Alexander
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2 months ago

Too many of these portrales are spoiled because today s 'models' have to mug the camera.

Anja Schmidt
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2 months ago

not bad, not bad ...

Phoenix Hocking
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2 months ago

Beautiful!

Vicky Zar
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2 months ago

Long lost decendent

Christopher Barnes
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2 months ago

Needs a hint of cleavage.

Aragorn II Elessar
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2 months ago

You need to take a hint and shut up

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Girl With The Purrl Earring

Girl With The Purrl Earring

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Beep Bop
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2 months 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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2 months ago

Well done.

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#5

Salvador Dali - Isolation

Salvador Dali - Isolation

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hobbitly
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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months ago

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

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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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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months ago

haha

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#27

Picasso - “Dora Maar”

Picasso - “Dora Maar”

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Scott Boston
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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months ago

Hilarant et génial !

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