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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5 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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5 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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5 months ago

purrrfect match.

Matias Ovando
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5 months ago

y is ur pic that ???

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RL Tyler
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5 months ago

this is my favorite by far.. one VERY patient cat. hope the owner survived lol

Lưu Phương
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5 months ago

the cat will make an art on the owner's arm

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Raine Soo
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5 months ago

How did you get the cat to stay still for the costume and the portrait to be taken?

Dorothy McCurdy
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5 months ago

Exactly

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Dicken Doe
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5 months ago

i love cats

Cyndi Christensen
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5 months ago

Best cat ever

O Jackson
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5 months ago

That's the cats meow! LOL 🐈

Keira McNary
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5 months ago

let's clap for this gorgeous kitty with a purrl earing

BORED AT HOME
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5 months ago

some people take this seriously and then some people, well you can see for yourself.

Caroline Overill
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5 months ago

Which one is the actual painting? I can't tell.

Marilyn McLaughlin
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5 months ago

I love the eyes!

Dutch VanZandt
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5 months ago

Love the feline interpretation... got the 'look' spot-on!

Tenzin Moore
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5 months ago

we need them all to be like this

Dorothy Somerville
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5 months ago

PUUURRRRR FECT!

Bera Harding
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5 months ago

Love this one.

Sharon Vaughn
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5 months ago

Love the side glance.

Rachel Vincini
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4 months ago

Lol 😂 this is great!

Betty Kaine
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4 months ago

I knew I’d see a kitty in one of these! Good job! I was talking to the cat.

Linda Butler
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4 months ago

Love

Sandra Counts
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5 months ago (edited)

This one made me laugh out loud

Saida Dempster
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5 months ago

So good!

Melissa Howells
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5 months ago

This is my favorite...the fact that this cat sat for this pose is in and of itself amazing...but then the expression is so close too...people can mimic a facial expression more readily...but this moment of serendipitous chance...if that could be used to describe this cat's sublime expression...is both precious and so true to the original...this would be my number one...

Marjorie Grant
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5 months ago

LOL. Love it!

Paul O'Connor
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5 months ago

"I'm going to murder you in your sleep Karen"

Valerie Gouriet
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5 months ago

Looks like my son did this one

ArianaTheDragonLover_157
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5 months ago

absolutely purrrrfect!

Julie Lloyd
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5 months ago

I think that Lorenzo looks really pretty. Better than the original - the furry face improves things a lot. Haha.

Marti Franks
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5 months ago

I love this!

Nancy Best
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5 months ago

Even the mouth partly open! Perrrfect!

Carolyn Johnson
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5 months ago

Love this😻

Carol Papalas
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5 months ago

Thus far, this one is my favorite. It made me laugh!

Elizabeth Borrows
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5 months ago

I love the way the cast lips are just parted

DropbearPDX
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5 months ago

Made me burst out laughing (in a good way!) with the awesomeness of it! How you kept the kitteh to stay still is a miracle in itself!

Penny Storm
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5 months ago

The eyes say it all!

Saphronia Young
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5 months ago

Hysterical!!

Lynn Fell
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5 months ago

My favorite

Linda Allen
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5 months ago

Too funny!

Marti Franks
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5 months ago

Love it!

Betsy Hess
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5 months ago

Cats disagree with the post above this...

Thomas Turnbull
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5 months ago

cat got your tongue

Karen Hardway
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5 months ago

LOL, very nice

Denis Brown
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5 months ago

There is a certain 'come hither' look in the eyes...

Ian Anderson
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5 months ago

thats the best

Kristy Marshall
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5 months ago

❤️❤️❤️

Katie Joy
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5 months ago

LOL! Cute! This is my favorite interpretation ever... It is Taeyong from NCT127 and SuperM: Taeyong_as...62e528.jpg Taeyong_as_GirlwPearl-5ea25ab62e528.jpg

Mavis Sutton
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5 months ago

How did you get the cat to pose?!

Eric Moerkerk
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5 months ago

LOL

Marna Ehrech
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5 months ago

lmao

Ice cube
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5 months ago

Tiny blep.

Patricia Riggs
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5 months ago

Fun!

Amit Pokhrel
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5 months ago

😂😂

Jodi Zeisel
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5 months ago

this made me laugh out loud! even the cat's expression matches!! Such a patient kitty!! good job on this one!!

Laura Zariņa
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5 months ago

Perfect!

Denis Martin
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5 months ago

Love this humor and simplicity, bravo!

Gina MH
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5 months ago

The new one is sooo much better!!!!

Alice Warren
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5 months ago

Best one so far!

Anna Tudor
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5 months ago

LOL

Susan Neves
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5 months ago

Hahah...love it.

Joyce Wilking
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5 months ago

Love it.

Barbara Grillo
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5 months ago

Wonderful

JoAnn Jojo
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5 months ago

Love this one!

Jane Sanderson
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5 months ago

😹😹😹

Kevin Farmer
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5 months ago

❤️

Mary E Bugg
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5 months ago

LOVE THIS SO MUCH!

Hine King
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5 months ago

lol

Mildred Thompson
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5 months ago

WOW!

Bobbi Miller
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5 months ago

Kitty with a silver bauble!

Pie Friendly
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5 months ago

How do we know it's a girl???

Iskileto1
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5 months ago

Funny!

Matias Ovando
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5 months ago

XD

Hana Abera
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5 months ago

I need help right MEOW!

Silvia Redder
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5 months ago

Sempre adorei essa pintura, agora, então, estou deslumbrada.

Beth Tunturi
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5 months ago

Kathy A will appreciate this

Collette Lord
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5 months ago

lurve this cat !!!1

Collette Lord
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5 months ago

lurve this cat !!!!!

Jaroslav Kořínek
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5 months ago

Mai'q likes this. This one is a good Khajiit.

Roxy Faulkner
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5 months ago

Adorable!

Monika Birzenieks-Jones
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5 months ago

the look nails it -same girl incarnate!

Zenus Ee
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5 months ago

Haha! Earring too big!

Dian Parama Kosala
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5 months ago

its Lady Gaga

Sydney Kendall
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5 months ago

Twins!

OTTER
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5 months ago

Which one is which??

Valorie Worthy
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5 months ago

HA!

Elizabeth Fischer
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5 months ago

What a purrfect riot!

Helen Saripanidis
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5 months ago

Interesting...

Jackie Elliott
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5 months ago

😘🤩

Kate Benicki
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5 months ago

didn't see that one coming... lol

Kathy Rose
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5 months ago

Nailed it!

Leonie Musgrove
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5 months ago

So funny

Brenda Micklish Renner
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5 months ago

meow meow and one more meow

Mary McNutt
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5 months ago

Clever!

Jerry Holowaty
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5 months ago

HA HA !!! perfect

arthur lindsay coker
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5 months ago

thats a smile

Johanne Trudeau
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5 months ago

No. 2 needs a shave...

Sandy J Renfroe
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5 months ago

Dead ringer

Susan Young
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5 months ago

😁😁

Gemma Melody
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5 months ago

Khajit has wares to sell. This one promises they aren’t stolen.

Martine Sinaman
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5 months ago

Celle là, je l'adore....

Kristin Hurley
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5 months ago

Purrfection!

Cici Qiu
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5 months ago

It would go purrfectly with a floofin

Cici Qiu
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5 months ago

Bootiful

Paula Alford
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5 months ago

the best! love it.....

Tricia ReeDonough
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5 months ago

<3

Jackielyn Rarama
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5 months ago

So cute!

Diana Hockley
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5 months ago

LOVE IT!!!

Lynne Stankard
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5 months ago

Now that's a winner!!!!

Bored Silly
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5 months ago

Love this

Sue-Lynn Grace
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5 months ago

Love it! ♥

Eric Spence
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5 months ago

What a perfectly clawsy recreation, my friend!

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Shari Carpenter
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5 months ago

Wasn't expecting the purrrfect cat! Cute!!

Azure Adams
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5 months ago

big improvement

Terpsichore Barnett
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5 months ago

Love, love, love

Daniel Mason
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5 months ago

Pirate cat

J Rob
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5 months ago

And the Eyes have it.

Sandee Weiner
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5 months ago

💙💙💙💙💙

Juliet Russell
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5 months ago

Supurrrb

Gina Bennett
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5 months ago

The best!

Kathleen Long
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5 months ago

It is purr-fection.

Nancy Wright
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5 months ago

Haha!

Vivi
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5 months ago

Nail it!

Victoria Valenzuela
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5 months ago

Not even close!

Aragorn II Elessar
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5 months ago

Take a joke

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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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5 months ago

Well done.

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#5

Salvador Dali - Isolation

Salvador Dali - Isolation

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hobbitly
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5 months ago

Hahaha awesome!

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The Way They Nailed Getty Museum Challenge

The Way They Nailed Getty Museum Challenge

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Tiny Dynamine
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5 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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5 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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5 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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5 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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5 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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5 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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5 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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5 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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5 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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5 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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5 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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5 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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5 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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5 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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5 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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5 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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5 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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5 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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5 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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5 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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5 months ago

haha

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#27

Picasso - “Dora Maar”

Picasso - “Dora Maar”

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Scott Boston
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5 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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5 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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5 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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5 months ago

Hilarant et génial !

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