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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#3

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.

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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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#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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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."

#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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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.

#10

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!

Alice Wong
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5 months ago

I think that’s the beauty, using a phone instead a book, flipflop instead of polished shoes, its quarantine time, i think its nice to contrast the contexts

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Yvette Desmarais
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5 months ago

The phone is a nice touch

Lama Lady
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5 months ago

All of us since january

Baerbel Kavanaugh
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5 months ago

Then and now...

Tiny Dynamine
Community Member
5 months ago

Unknowingly being recreated by millions around the world!

Milton Owens
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5 months ago

LOL Love the iphone in place of a book.

Pie Friendly
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5 months ago

Don't we all feel a bit like this?

Kathy Baylis
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5 months ago

Substituting a cellphone for the book (notebook?)!

BORED AT HOME
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5 months ago

love the phone

Cooper
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5 months ago

Wow!

Myriam Quadrini
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5 months ago

Love the flip flops!

Jodi Zeisel
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5 months ago

hilarious! nice one

Tracy Smith
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5 months ago

I love the shoe and the phone.

Victoria Valenzuela
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5 months ago

Oh, but the phone!

Sarah Cameron Lerer
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5 months ago

Flip flop and phone. Excellent

Mohra Taylor
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5 months ago

Love the shoe!

Daisy Huber
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5 months ago

this is amazing. 15/10

Chris Van den Bussche
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5 months ago

Love the phone and Flip flop.

Linda Heflinger
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5 months ago

Love the phone and black flip-flops.

Someone youdontknow
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5 months ago

It’s the modern version

Id row
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5 months ago

Me after I've been drinking coffee on the couch for 2 hours. Still unmotivated.

Cici Qiu
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5 months ago

Modern art. lol

Gail Nicholson
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5 months ago

Aha I particularly like the modern reinterpretation of the book as a smart phone!

Cathy Tennican
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5 months ago

Especially like the flip flop!

Jane Benner
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5 months ago

21st Century upgrade noted. Very good!

Terry Gasca
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5 months ago

LOL it's now the lazy-day couchie in thongs

Alyssa Cecilia
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5 months ago

I love it. You can complain about the flip flop, but be glad she's not wearing a snuggie lol

Terpsichore Barnett
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5 months ago

I cannot say how much I love this one!

Kathy Gengler
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5 months ago

I love how it is updated. Lovely

Ian Bennett
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5 months ago

this captures the spirit of the lockdown perfectly

Betty Kaine
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4 months ago

How we all feel after four hrs online!!

Cynthia Kalland
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4 months ago

Perfect. Love the subtle flip-flops.

Allan Lundberg
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5 months ago

Just... Excellent

Elijah Favorite
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5 months ago

that's a fucking phone not a book those are fucking opposites

Verity Miles
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5 months ago

Love the substitution of the phone!

Sophie Giamos
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5 months ago

Like the phone as the paper replacement!

Dorothy Cloud
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5 months ago

Yea, the shoe was a real miss.

PokemonMaster
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5 months ago

The phone and the shoe!!

Marti Franks
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5 months ago

Love the shoe!

DropbearPDX
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5 months ago

Oh yessssssssss!!!

Marti Franks
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5 months ago

Fantastic!

jimin's jams.
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5 months ago

people really have.... green couches??? heh...

Michael Ted Byrnes
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5 months ago

Moody woman of my dreams.

Susan Smith
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5 months ago

too much social distancing!

Susan Neves
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5 months ago

Not bad....could have been better with a little more effort. Flip flops?

Barbara Grillo
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5 months ago

Una più bella dell'altra..

Diane Versue-Haimes
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5 months ago

I don’t care, I don’t care, I don’t care! Phew!

Gaylita Dunaway
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5 months ago

Yep!

Mike Rodrick
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5 months ago

AWESOME!!!

Iskileto1
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5 months ago

I like it, especially the phone.

Matias Ovando
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5 months ago

the shoe!!!!

Kylie Stovall
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5 months ago

just so happend to have a green couch

Paul Turpin
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5 months ago

Ah, the yellow book!

Elizabeth Fischer
Community Member
5 months ago

This should be renamed, "Self Isolation during a Pandemic"

Elsie Anne Owings
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5 months ago

Ha! They swapped out a phone for the book, and a flip-flop for the shoe! Love it!

Jane Ramirez
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5 months ago

Oh, but the phone!

Helen Gynell
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5 months ago

This one's my favorite because flip flops

Dorothy Somerville
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5 months ago

fabulous

Sandy J Renfroe
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5 months ago

The cellphone!

Tom Scarnati
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5 months ago

The blanket lifted from American Airlines perhaps?

Sharon Doty
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5 months ago

I’m digging the iPhone w/the yellow screen.

Aragorn II Elessar
Community Member
5 months ago

Looks like a Samsung to me, but I love that too

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Keira McNary
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5 months ago (edited)

It's Getty Museum CHALLENGE.

Alex Foxleigh
Community Member
5 months ago

Fun fact, she wasn't intentionally recreating the painting, her husband just took a photograph of her like this.

Fritz Curzon
Community Member
5 months ago

don't mind the flip-flop which goes with the phone, but am troubled by the twisted hip- I don't think the painting has the legs crossing over- the visible shoe is her left foot. Great effort though.

Lana Raven
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5 months ago

That green couch!!

Bahar Jafari Zadeh
Community Member
5 months ago

The phone

Seabeast
Community Member
5 months ago

Should be a beer in the left hand.

Marlene Wall
Community Member
5 months ago

Love the phone

Kate Priestley
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5 months ago

Love the phone.

Nancy Persinger
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5 months ago

love the flip flops and the phone

Linda Harms
Community Member
5 months ago

Flip Flops?????

Pavla Kunová
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5 months ago

Zmoženy prací v domácnosti ?

Raymond Howard
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5 months ago

Yeah, I'm not sure about the sandal, but I love the phone substituting for the telegram.

Amanda Good
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5 months ago

Why the flip flop ?

Zenus Ee
Community Member
5 months ago

So nice till I see the sandals

Sandra Bell
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5 months ago

Done on purpose. Sense of humor -- flip-flops and cell phone. Fabulous!

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Johanne Trudeau
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5 months ago

Only thing wrong was the shoe... Other than that, great...

Shawn Corbin
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5 months ago

flip flop ruined it for me

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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
Community Member
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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#21

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

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

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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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