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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[] person []
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5 months ago

perfecto

Betsy Harvey
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4 months ago

This came out of our carrot bag just like this. No tools necessary. Nature's "Scream"! E11741D0-A...084c70.jpg E11741D0-A79C-4523-8F70-A678F939722E-5ea3613084c70.jpg

Diane Versue-Haimes
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4 months ago

No, not the fryer!

Kathy Baylis
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4 months ago

I never realized the Scream guy was actually Mt Potatohead! It makes so much more sense—-and on so many more levels—-now

Linda Allen
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4 months ago

An A for originality.

Sandy Levy
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4 months ago

ONE OF MY FAVORITE PAINTINGS

Chuck Winters
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4 months ago

This take has it's merits too! IMG_6463-5...3-jpeg.jpg IMG_6463-5ea06e8251823-jpeg.jpg

Kathy Myers
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4 months ago

could use a little more effort on the background, but a good start

Fran Stateler
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4 months ago

Move those peels away.

Susan Neves
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4 months ago

Great work!

Victoria Valenzuela
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4 months ago

Raha patata!

Amanda Hunter
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4 months ago

That's the wonderful thing about good art, we say " I could have done that" yes, but we didn't think of it.

Leels Holme
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4 months ago (edited)

lol, moving forward, the scream is now in my head as mr potatohead

Linda Zimolzak
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5 months ago

I want to finish this with painting background!

Reem Hamze
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5 months ago

"Oh! You wanna take a picture of me, wait, I'm not ready...!"

Cynthia Kalland
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4 months ago

I laughed outloud.

Nickolas Haramis
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4 months ago

An appealing French fry in the rough.

Ira Goldman
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4 months ago

Too Much!

Anne Bartin
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4 months ago

Genius!

ArianaTheDragonLover_157
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4 months ago

yass queen

Sophie Giamos
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4 months ago

This is funny.

Dorothy Cloud
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4 months ago

LOL

Joanne Klein
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4 months ago

Luv it. Mr. Potato Head.

PokemonMaster
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4 months ago

is that a potato?

Ken Garlock
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4 months ago

Look at thst line! To apply for fed help !

DropbearPDX
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4 months ago

So simple, so perfect.❤

Ann Nelson
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4 months ago

😊

Thomas Turnbull
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4 months ago

you nearly mashed it

Maureen Peters
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4 months ago

Fantastic!

Mary Williams
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4 months ago

My daughter SculptureG...e79726.jpg SculptureGarden-Beth-The-Scream-5ea3267e79726.jpg

Lisa Hopkins
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4 months ago

Nailed it!

Jackie Likes
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4 months ago

Ha ha ha!! I love it!

jimin's jams.
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4 months ago

ofc they used a potato. when someone uses a potato they always get the fAmE

Milton Owens
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4 months ago

lol

Gail Harry
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4 months ago

the horror!

Kristy Marshall
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4 months ago

Winner, winner, chicken dinner!!

Linda Comiskey-Krispin
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4 months ago

HaHa

Wendy Howie
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4 months ago

Love this one!

Jodi Zeisel
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4 months ago

lol!!!

Jennifer Reiersen
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4 months ago

Lol

Su Wheatley
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4 months ago

Hysterical

Sandra Bell
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4 months ago

So perfect potato. If only the background was similar.

Gaylita Dunaway
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4 months ago

Mr. Potato Head!

Tenzin Moore
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4 months ago

that's good potato work

Pie Friendly
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4 months ago

Superb!

Iskileto1
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4 months ago

Potato version!

Kylie Stovall
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4 months ago

is he screaming cuz u ate his cousin

Matias Ovando
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4 months ago

why th potato

Collette Lord
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4 months ago

this is brilliant

Michael Somers
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4 months ago

Ha

Chris Kerr
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4 months ago

Wow

Zibby Rogers
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4 months ago

Brilliant !

Zenus Ee
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4 months ago

I laughed! Nice!

Louis Knockel
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4 months ago

Two works of genius.

Karmen Frlan
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4 months ago

love this one! laugh and cry at same time

Sydney Kendall
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4 months ago

Minimalism.

OTTER
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4 months ago

Made me laugh! Hahahaha

Imperfekt
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4 months ago

Very clever!

Kate Benicki
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4 months ago

one of the best i've seen, it's the k.i.s.s. principle

Brenda Micklish Renner
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4 months ago

a potato OMG

Johanne Trudeau
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4 months ago

Hahaha!!!!

Sandy J Renfroe
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4 months ago

I laughed out loud

Sandy J Renfroe
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4 months ago

I laughed out loud!

Keira McNary
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4 months ago

AHAHAHAHAHAHA

Anne Powell
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4 months ago

Recreation

Janette Button
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4 months ago

very inventive

christine entwisle
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5 months ago

wow

Jane Benner
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5 months ago

Too funny!

Bored Silly
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5 months ago

funny

Terry Gasca
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5 months ago

So creative with the Tater skins.

Irma Morrone
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5 months ago

😄

Nancy Ledoyen
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5 months ago

Mr potato head would be proud

Marie P
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5 months ago

ha ha ha ha!

Nakedhampster
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5 months ago

I may be a potato, but... Ok, I'm just a potato. XD

Nancy Wright
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5 months ago

Haha!

Kb
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5 months ago

Brilliant

RL Tyler
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5 months ago

may never look at a potatoe the same way ever again hahaha

Nicky Yeates
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5 months ago

Ha ha ha

Scott Boston
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5 months ago

I'll never look at potatoes the same again

Beep Bop
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5 months ago

of course! The person in the painting "the scream" wasn't a person- it was a potato! Geez, who knew?

Mary Williams
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4 months ago

My daughter SculptureG...d054ba.jpg SculptureGarden-Beth-The-Scream-5ea326bd054ba.jpg

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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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