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.

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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!

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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

Chris DiFonso
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5 months ago

And disturbing

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Chris Lawson
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5 months ago

This picture used to hang in the Prado Museum in Spain . When it was a gray day my mom used to take us there for a wander. This one used to scare the bejesus out of me!! EVERY time.

Spikey Bunny
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5 months ago

AWESOMENESS!!! He really really got into this!

Mickie Ramos
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5 months ago

This one by far is the best.

Denny Cwiek
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4 months ago

Original shows Saturn looking sad and disturbed at what he's doing. In the recreation the guy looks like he's relishing his act. Otherwise, awesome job!

Denis Brown
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4 months ago

My friend's father had a repro of this hanging in his study as a warning to any kids that dared to disturb him. It worked. My friend, her siblings, and at least I never dared to disturb him in the slightest. Wasn't worried he would eat me. I worried he would make me look at that picture. Shuddddder.

Marla Guenther
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4 months ago

LOL! Should had used a Barbie doll

Brenda Owens
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5 months ago

Love that your dad has a sense of humor.

Leslie O
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5 months ago

I love your dad. ❤️

Renata Bidness
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4 months ago

The things u can't unsee.....

Julie Lloyd
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4 months ago

Oh that's really scary, I saw a large picture in Florence with the Devil, goat horns and all. Never forgot it. Offputting for sure.

DropbearPDX
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4 months ago

I. Love. This. Bahaha thanks!

Victoria Valenzuela
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4 months ago

Not my cup of tea but, hey whatever floats your boat!

AutumntheLeaf/RainWing
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5 months ago

OOF

Lama Lady
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5 months ago

Hohoho

Rachel Vincini
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3 months ago

This is great

Angelo Castillo Victor
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3 months ago

omg i fell down my stairs looking at this

Manali Roy
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4 months ago

But Satan, all that plastic is not good for your stomach!

Linda Phillips
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4 months ago

Saturn had issues

Sheila Ojeda
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4 months ago

Whoa!

Cooper
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4 months ago

Love it!

Anne Bartin
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4 months ago

Hilarious -so good / you must be an artist by trade! So great!

ArianaTheDragonLover_157
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4 months ago

SOMEONE CALL 911 A CHILD EATING SAVAGE HAS BEEN SPOTTED ON MAIN STREET

Nelly Lama
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4 months ago

Wow! Expressive!

Mohra Taylor
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4 months ago

Never did like Goya

Fran Stateler
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4 months ago

This is the best!

Lisa Hopkins
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4 months ago

Well done, but definitely disturbing :-)

jimin's jams.
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4 months ago

still.... did nOt bUy my baby burner T^T

Gail Harry
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4 months ago

sure captured the nightmare quality - LOL

Ruth Fichter
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4 months ago

Disturbing...

Deborah Barringer
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4 months ago

funny

Cathy Beard
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4 months ago

Your dad scares me.

Jennifer Reiersen
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4 months ago

Oh, that’s so wrong! And yet they got it right.

Michele Davis
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4 months ago

Goya would be proud!

Sarah Cameron Lerer
Community Member
4 months ago

So ... Getty bought this painting because it's a Goya? I mean, yuck. Recreation is terrific.

Sandy Levy
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4 months ago

OMG

Martha Curt
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4 months ago

OMG🤣😳

Diane Versue-Haimes
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4 months ago

Nightmarish!

Cecilia Parsberg
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4 months ago

fantastic

Sandra Bell
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4 months ago

Nailed it, down to the hair.

Lea Roydon
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4 months ago

Winner!

Mike Rodrick
Community Member
4 months ago

Some people are amazingly twisted!

CincyReds
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4 months ago

creepy

Kylie Stovall
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4 months ago

that is scary

Matias Ovando
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4 months ago

creepy (0.0)

Patricia Lynch
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4 months ago

...father like son

Cookie
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4 months ago

He's got the hair.

Joanne Hudson
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4 months ago

Bravo!

OTTER
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4 months ago

Oh grandpa. Stop that. Give the doll back to the little girl.

Elizabeth Fischer
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4 months ago

Maybe this should get the vote for the most bizarre?

Elsie Anne Owings
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4 months ago

Hilarious!

Marlene Ludlow
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4 months ago

lmao! expression is perfect!

t clark
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4 months ago

So disturbing

Suzanne Williams
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4 months ago

Dark

Johanne Trudeau
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4 months ago

WOW!! Just WOW!!!

George Phillips
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4 months ago

YYYYYAAAAS!

Keira McNary
Community Member
4 months ago

Ah yes, the eating of the red cloth that extends from the baby's severed neck

Cici Qiu
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4 months ago

The eyes tho...

Gail Nicholson
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4 months ago

I might worry a little if I were you lol...

Mary O Neill
Community Member
4 months ago

love this, must have been such fun

glowworm2
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5 months ago

I was waiting for someone to portray this one!

Carol Perry
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5 months ago

OMG!!

Gracie Tee
Community Member
5 months ago

Brilliant!

Naomi Baker
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5 months ago

Scary!

Tiny Dynamine
Community Member
5 months ago

The original is actually quite poor. The blood looks like a border around the skin and the torso is very flat.

Aragorn II Elessar
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4 months ago

My apologies for being an asshole.

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Bera Harding
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4 months ago

I had to give you a down vote. The (whatever that is) is eating the baby's arm. and the subject matter is offensive. I do not get offended easily.

Amy Pontious
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4 months ago

You say you don't get offended easily this is not offensive It's ART, and a funny break from all this craziness going on!

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Tenzin Moore
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4 months ago

why just why

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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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