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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3 months ago

This one pretty much nails it.

Celia Hall
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3 months ago

Perfect recreation. Bravo!

Lana Salberg-Schwickerath
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3 months ago

So she just had this all lying around?

Anni Matsick
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3 months ago

And happened to be an exact likeness.

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JessG
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3 months ago

Well done!!!

Susan Mercurio
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3 months ago

She's way prettier than the original.

Matthew Smith
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3 months ago

Extremely close, very impressive.

Christopher Carnovale
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3 months ago

I'm going to hazard a guess, that someone involved in this portrait is good with the brush in hand-painted textile arts.

Nancy Wright
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3 months ago

Incredible!

Dorothy Parker
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3 months ago

This could be in the living recreations events. Same model, a few generations removed.

Victoria Valenzuela
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3 months ago

I really like the recreation better,and would purchase it first!

Renata Bidness
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3 months ago

Dude...u just said you'd try to buy a lady LOL!!!

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SF Angel
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3 months ago

Extraordinary

Imperfekt
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3 months ago

I'm impressed!!

Anna Pittard
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3 months ago

WOW!

Dorothy Somerville
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3 months ago

can't get better than 'the best'. it's lovely!

Rachael Janssen
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3 months ago

You are amazing. This rocks!!! If you painted the backdrop you are an artist!!!! Congrats

Tiffany Marie
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3 months ago

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BORED AT HOME
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3 months ago

even the background!

Linda Finnegan
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3 months ago

Perfect!

Sue Whittington
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3 months ago

Very close

Naomi Baker
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3 months ago

Wonderful!

Mary Price
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3 months ago

Wow that is a great look alike

Kelly Stehouwer
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3 months ago

Wow!!!

RL Tyler
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3 months ago

really spot on -love it

Rachel Vincini
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2 months ago

Beautiful!

Frances Hale
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2 months ago

Like the one on the right best

Betty Kaine
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3 months ago

Beautiful.

Robyn Concannon
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3 months ago

It's her!

Nickolas Haramis
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3 months ago

Reincarnated...

Renata Bidness
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3 months ago

Beautiful....simple

Wee Selkie
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3 months ago

Excellent

Debbie Dorfman
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3 months ago

WOW!

Marjorie Grant
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3 months ago

Wow!

Anne Bartin
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3 months ago

Gorgeous and good, so good!

Didi Kutuzovetz
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3 months ago

Extraordinary

Balencia Erskine
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3 months ago

Wow! So good! I love Klimt!

ArianaTheDragonLover_157
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3 months ago

WHAT? You can't get more perfect than this!

Holly Wichman
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3 months ago

Amazing!

Dorothy Cloud
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3 months ago

I like this very much.

Jozi_Bear_Arts
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3 months ago

She looks exactly like the painting! Nice work!

Nancy Best
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3 months ago

Much prettier than the original!

Janice Rogers
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3 months ago

At least the new one doesn't have hair on her shoulders.

DropbearPDX
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3 months ago

Stunning!!!

Saphronia Young
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3 months ago

WOW! Nailed it. She's lovely.

Kathy Myers
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3 months ago

Wow!

Thomas Turnbull
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3 months ago

amazing

Yaakov Porat
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3 months ago

beautiful

Maureen Peters
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3 months ago

Awesome!

Mary Mulrooney
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3 months ago

Beautiful.

Karol Partridge
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3 months ago

Maybe better than the painting

Denny Cwiek
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3 months ago

Wow, I thought the original was the copy at first. Didn't figure it out until I saw the others! It looks better (in a more modern way) that Klimt's painting. Amazing work!

Orlando Padilla
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3 months ago

Life creations of museum art

Denis Brown
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3 months ago

Well, you have to give the artist credit. He painted an amazing likeness! Lol!

jimin's jams.
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3 months ago

how did she even find the dress ;-;

Ruth Hornseth
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3 months ago

Fantastic job!!

Milton Owens
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3 months ago

Amazing!

Katie Joy
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3 months ago

Gorgeous!!!

Mavis Sutton
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3 months ago

Amazing!

Wendy Wilson
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3 months ago

Wow!!! Stunning! I've had this print on my wall for 45 years and this is a gorgeous recreation.

Marna Ehrech
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3 months ago

Wow! so gorgeous

thomas the tank engine
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3 months ago (edited)

I had to look at this for like 2 minutes to realise that they weren't the same (also yea I know I'm bad at seeing differences)

Patricia Riggs
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3 months ago

Fabulous!

Jodi Zeisel
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3 months ago

gorgeous! and so well done! bravo!

Jodi Zeisel
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3 months ago

gorgeous! and so well done!!

Susan Smith
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3 months ago

Amazing likeness!

Kaye Blackman
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3 months ago

Just wow!

Mihai Barbulescu
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3 months ago

almost perfect...bravo!

ptm45
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3 months ago

Wow! Perfect muse!

Cynthia Vanaria
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3 months ago

WOW!

Marie Juhlin
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3 months ago

The human lady is such a beauty.

Michele Davis
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3 months ago

Soo beautiful, and clearly took so much time!

Philip Hill
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3 months ago

Stunning bravo

Caroline Willis
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3 months ago

My favourite one so far

Ivonne Carlo Sellés Starbuck
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3 months ago

Where did she even find the fan and robe!? AMazing!

Susan Neves
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3 months ago

The live model is wayyyy more beautiful than the one by Klimt....pretty damn incredible.

Dutch VanZandt
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3 months ago

Spot on... or as near as possible!

Cindy Shephard
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3 months ago

Perfect! And so gorgeous.

Rosalie Neunlist
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3 months ago

I love them both!! Beautiful~

Sarah Hearn
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3 months ago

Amazingly similar.

Jorge Collins
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3 months ago

She must have been the model.

Marie Wage
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3 months ago

Very, Very nice! Beautiful

Amanda Good
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3 months ago

Wonderful recreation. My favourite.

Mike Rodrick
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3 months ago

WOW!

Mildred Thompson
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3 months ago

WOW!

Loraine Volz
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3 months ago

Lady with Fan, you must have many fans after nailing this recreation!

Mia Hasik
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3 months ago

OMG

Roxy Faulkner
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3 months ago

Lovely!

Zenus Ee
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3 months ago

It just seems like the drawing is based on her! Perfect!

Zenus Ee
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3 months ago

Wow, this is perfect!

Jurrie Kruize
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3 months ago

WOW, just WOW

Rosemary G
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3 months ago

Wow, this is fabulous. How beautiful is this painting & the young lady!

Bonnie Edwards
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3 months ago

She's had practice.

IZama
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3 months ago

Wow.

Sydney Kendall
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3 months ago

I'm guessing she's done this before...

Paul Silverstein
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3 months ago

Far better than even the great Klimt

Valorie Worthy
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3 months ago

Wow!

t clark
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3 months ago

These things "happen to be laying around the house?" Uncanny 👍

t clark
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3 months ago

These things "happen to be laying around the house?" Uncanny!👍

Brenda Micklish Renner
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3 months ago

perfect

Paul Beauregard
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3 months ago

Wow! Superlative!

Judy Ornella
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3 months ago

Where did they find a lady who looks so much like the painting?

Elly Clifton
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3 months ago

So well done, bravo!

Dmitry Karyagin
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3 months ago

You guys need to check information before post it. This flashmob was launched in Russia but not some museum and copyright belongs to different persons. All originals are in this fb group https://www.facebook.com/groups/izoizolyacia/?ref=share

Johanne Trudeau
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3 months ago

OMG!! Was she the model?!?!? Amazing resemblance...

Glynis Dover
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3 months ago

Wow! This couldn’t get any closer to the original 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Linda Deming
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3 months ago

Very good. Nailed it!

Id row
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3 months ago

That's impressive!

Ivana
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3 months ago

So, did this person just happen to have all this stuff lying around their house? I'm impressed. Going to have to do this in my own house.

Candi Bryant
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3 months ago

WOW!

Martine Sinaman
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3 months ago

Impressionnant de ressemblance.

Denyse Birtz
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3 months ago

Très réussie.

Bobbie Kramer
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3 months ago

Better than the original!

Gail Nicholson
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3 months ago

Wow okay this could have been the original sitter!

Juliana Alvarez-Thumas
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3 months ago

Stunning

Mary O Neill
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3 months ago

excellent , very well recreated

Mary O Neill
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3 months ago

this is excellent , lots of effort put in to it

Michele Acreman
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3 months ago

Wow...excellent job!

Michele Acreman
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3 months ago

Wow...wonderful

Lisa Duval
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3 months ago

Beautiful

TealPanther21 BP
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3 months ago

Perfect!

Tricia ReeDonough
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3 months ago

WOW !!!

Sancia Hodgkins
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3 months ago

Amazing

Pam Jenkins-Lamb
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3 months ago

Remarkable!

Jenny Magnes
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3 months ago

Amazing!

Jane Benner
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3 months ago

Near perfection.

rachel carter
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3 months ago

Almost identical. Stunning

Sharon Rogers
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3 months ago

Wow

Mona Mona
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3 months ago

This is a perfect and beautiful artwork!

Sue-Lynn Grace
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3 months ago

Fabulous!

Paul Hershey
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3 months ago

WOW, come on now - this woman modeled for that portrait. In this lifetime or an earlier one. What a beauty.

Oshanna Alexander
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3 months ago

This is stunning

Nancy Ledoyen
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3 months ago

Amazing

Terpsichore Barnett
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3 months ago

incredible and labor intensive job!

Nexha Gjema
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3 months ago

Amazing 👌🏿👏👏❤️

Margaret Wesley
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3 months ago

WOW!

JEONGMIN
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3 months ago

Ooooh

Debra McLaughlin
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3 months ago

WOWOWOW!

Ian Bennett
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3 months ago

I'm having trouble going passed this one. The likeness is awe inspiring

Emmy Hawkins
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3 months ago

Wow...that took some work...fabulous

Terry Felando
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3 months ago

Amazing, she could've posed for the original ~~

Peg Daly
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3 months ago

Absolute favorite!

Marlene Wall
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3 months ago

Absolutely beautiful!

Mimi M
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3 months ago

Wow - where did she find the clothes that are sooo close??

Jay Burnett
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3 months ago

Hope this includes all of them . Fabulous !

Eda Tezoler
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3 months ago

This is incredible!

Bertha De Sainz
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3 months ago

Wow this is a really good recreación!!!

chickiethehen
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3 months ago

I thought she was the painting and the painting was her-

Sandra Simpson
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3 months ago

HOW!?

Phoenix Hocking
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3 months ago

Perfect!

Nicky Yeates
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3 months ago

Wow

WesMon Gerber
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3 months ago

Beautifull !

Emily Sprouse
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3 months ago

Incredible!

KLo
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3 months ago

Wow, very nice.

t88amara
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3 months ago

on spot!

Lama Lady
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3 months ago

Great make up!

Peter Smits
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3 months ago

Please .... don't like or share this. Was the worst decision in my life :-) Meisje-met...614262.gif Meisje-met-de-Parel-op-een-te-warme-dag-gif-5ea171c614262.gif

Marie-lys Groison
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3 months ago

magnifique ressemblance

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Mona Lisa

Mona Lisa

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tuzdayschild
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3 months 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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3 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.

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The Lady In A Fur Wrap

The Lady In A Fur Wrap

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slackjack
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3 months ago

Well done.

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#5

Salvador Dali - Isolation

Salvador Dali - Isolation

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hobbitly
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3 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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3 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."

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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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3 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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3 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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3 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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3 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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3 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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3 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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3 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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3 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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3 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
Community Member
3 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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3 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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3 months 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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3 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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3 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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3 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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3 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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3 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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3 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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3 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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3 months ago

haha

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#27

Picasso - “Dora Maar”

Picasso - “Dora Maar”

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Scott Boston
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3 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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3 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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3 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
Community Member
3 months ago

Hilarant et génial !

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