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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1 year ago

This one pretty much nails it.

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#2

Mona Lisa

Mona Lisa

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tuzdayschild
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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year ago

Well done.

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#5

Salvador Dali - Isolation

Salvador Dali - Isolation

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hobbitly
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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year ago

Exceptional!

Viona Senke
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1 year ago

Aaaaaahahaha the curtain rod. "I saw it in the window and just had to have it"

Naomi Baker
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1 year ago

Pretty darn close!! Very clever!

Lorraine R
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1 year ago

Except that "Venus's" left shoulder isn't dislocated.

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Bernadette Helena Smith
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1 year ago

Hilarious 😂

Stephen Sclater
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1 year ago

Love.

Mark Stockbridge
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1 year ago

this is pure genius

Tammy Mintz
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1 year ago

Well done !!!

Sue Whittington
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1 year ago

Very creative!

kpv dripz
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7 months ago

hello

kpv dripz
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7 months ago

I love them boobs

Victoria Valenzuela
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1 year ago

Fraternity Boyez trying!

O Jackson
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1 year ago

An appropriate way to do it. Well done

Lori Craig
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1 year ago

OMG Carol Burnett outfit on the right! Perfectly done gentlemen

Irene Carlyle
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1 year ago

great recall, Lori! I missed that!

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Cathy Tennican
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1 year ago

HYSTERICAL! This must have taken up a few hours for all of them. What a fun way to pass the time.

Mindy Phypers
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1 year ago

LOL

Paula Alford
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1 year ago

hysterical! :)

Jenny Magnes
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1 year ago

Haha!

rachel carter
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1 year ago

Brave and confident

Brenda Owens
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1 year ago

Too cute. So glad it was a man this time.

Beth Cotton
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1 year ago

If I don’t find a gown for this painting, it’s curtains! - Carol Burnett, sort of*

Sue-Lynn Grace
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1 year ago

Outstanding! This one pretty much takes the cake! :))))))))))))))))

Collin Lyle
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1 year ago

Nice nod to Carol Burnett's "Went with the Wind"

Manya Sinha
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4 months ago

🤣🤣🤣

Coy Seibert
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8 months ago

pretty good

Betty Kaine
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1 year ago

👍🏼.

Yvonne Jones
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1 year ago

Love the curtains, puts me in mind of the Carol Burnett curtain dress.

Anne Bartin
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1 year ago

Perfection!

Margaret Walker
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1 year ago

This is the funniest thing I have ever seen

Elijah Favorite
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1 year ago

fuck

ArianaTheDragonLover_157
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1 year ago

LMFAO

Janine Hunt-Jackson
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1 year ago

Love the gender switch!

Joanne Klein
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1 year ago

I spy a homage to Carol Burnett.

Joanne Klein
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1 year ago

I spy a homage to Carol Burnett there

Linda Picarillo
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1 year ago

This is what the stay-at-home order makes people do crazy things

Dora Hein-Gedeon
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1 year ago

I’m laughing, and laughing! Good job guys!

Hannah DeToma
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1 year ago

I laughed for 10 minutes straight over this one!!

Carol Papalas
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1 year ago

I'm speechless!

DropbearPDX
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1 year ago

This made my day. Love you all!

Rebecca Bennett
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1 year ago

This is so great

Saphronia Young
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1 year ago

LOVE!!!!

Mohra Taylor
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1 year ago

Love the Carol Burnet steal of the curtains on the rod from her Starlett O’Hara skit. Brilliant job!

Thomas Turnbull
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1 year ago

ha ha!

Maureen Peters
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1 year ago

Jokers!

Karol Partridge
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1 year ago

Bravo! Agroup efort! and such a complex composition!

Lisa Hopkins
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1 year ago

Made me laugh :-)

Karen Hardway
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1 year ago

Unique

Denis Brown
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1 year ago

Two sets of twins? Or are they quadruplets?

Gail Harry
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1 year ago

nailed it

Milton Owens
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1 year ago

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha... I really enjoyed this one.

Chris
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1 year ago

The Birth of Me by Me...

Apryl Anderson
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1 year ago

Perfection!

Joan Novak
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1 year ago

This one is funny but ingenious! 👍🏻

Maureen Griffin Daee
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1 year ago

I love it! Fabulous

Deborah Barringer
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1 year ago

i'm guessing the guy on the right saw his costume in a window. very good.

Jill Reid
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1 year ago

Dude in the blue toga is very cute 😉

Patricia Riggs
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1 year ago

Well done!

Deborah Lauren
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1 year ago

I love the Carol Burnett drapery action!!

Hannah DeToma
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1 year ago

I laughed a full 5 minutes over this one!

Sari Fitzgerald
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1 year ago

Carol Burnett's dress from Went With The Wind!

Tracy Smith
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1 year ago

Brilliant!!

Debbie
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1 year ago

Magnificent!

Jane Macdonald
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1 year ago

Has to be my favourite

ptm45
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1 year ago

"Doth mother know you weareth her drapes?" LOL! Venus hath finally been birthed!--Bravo!

Su Wheatley
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1 year ago

Hysterical!

Philip Hill
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1 year ago

Absolutely great guys. You rock.

Allison Woodfill
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1 year ago

I wish I would of smoked a joint first

Sarah Hunt Durbala
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1 year ago

This one is so wrong! Hahahahahahahaha!

Vincent Cadorette
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1 year ago

yuck

Sarah Cameron Lerer
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1 year ago

Wins the Internet!

Susan Neves
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1 year ago

Not bad!

Sandy Levy
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1 year ago

ABSOLUTLY GREAT !!!

Chris Albuquerque
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1 year ago

Ylvlis? LOL.

Chris Albuquerque
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1 year ago

Ylvis? LOL.

Nan Ville
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1 year ago

It looks like the same guy? Or at least a set of twins...?

Diane Versue-Haimes
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1 year ago

Boys will be boys!

Nan Ville
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1 year ago

Looks like the same guy...? Or at least a set of twins?

Susan Mercurio
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1 year ago

LMAO!

Sandra Bell
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1 year ago

I'm dying!

Kalana M
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1 year ago

is there supposed to be a difference? lol

Irene Carlyle
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1 year ago

love this!! on this day of Trump tweets insanity you made me laugh out loud!! Thank you!!!

Rodrigo Caetano
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1 year ago

Funniest

Gaylita Dunaway
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1 year ago

Oh Boys!

Tenzin Moore
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1 year ago

it's creepy that their all men and one is looking at ...It

CincyReds
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1 year ago

This is pure gold!

Nan Volentine
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1 year ago

I love this down to the last hilarious detail! Well done, guys!

Patricia Lynch
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1 year ago

Some very clever photo-shopping going on here!

Loraine Volz
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1 year ago

Great new version of a classic, guys, we'll call this one "the Birth of P---s!

Patrice Davis
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1 year ago

Absolutely fantastic! Great job!

Dilly Holland
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1 year ago

This is my favourite, love the curtain on the rail, genious.

Zenus Ee
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1 year ago

THIS IS SO FUNNY!!!! NICE WORK!

Monika Birzenieks-Jones
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1 year ago

tops for creative improvisation

Cookie
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1 year ago

The guy with the sails though, or are those curtain rails?

Joanne Hudson
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1 year ago

ROFLMAO And a good time was had by all.

Eric Spence
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1 year ago

Looks more like Mars than Venus or shall I say P*n*s?

OTTER
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1 year ago

Oh well done!! Jerks

Elizabeth Fischer
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1 year ago

OMG, ha ha!

SF Angel
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1 year ago

The curtain rod dress! So much fun!

Elsie Anne Owings
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1 year ago

Hilarious!!!

Laurie Gorham
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1 year ago

Hilarious

t clark
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1 year ago

Hilarious 😂

Joyce Gagnon
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1 year ago

Bachler party

Brenda Micklish Renner
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1 year ago

nailed it in reverse

Mary McNutt
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1 year ago

HILARIOUS!

Sally Treadwell
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1 year ago

I can’t unsee that.

Sharon Vaughn
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1 year ago

OMG.

Johanne Trudeau
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1 year ago

Nailed it!!

Kritya Lee
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1 year ago

👍👍👍

Dorothy Somerville
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1 year ago

joker!

Sandy Gambrell-Welter
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1 year ago

Lol!!!

Francine Alexander
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1 year ago

perfect

Glenna Wheatley
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1 year ago

Very Carol Burnett!

Angela Cheetham Wilkinson
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1 year ago

The best I’ve seen, wit, style, effort and creativity - top marks lads!

George Phillips
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1 year ago

🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

Sue-Lynn Grace
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1 year ago

Hahahah, awesome! :D

Collin Lyle
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1 year ago

In art history class we called this painting "Venus on the Half Shell". Never expected to see it recreated by men.

Mary Hobein
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1 year ago

The men are not graceful enough

Chris DiFonso
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1 year ago

That is brilliant...and very brave

Jehu Ofori
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1 year ago

😁😁😁😁 I'm speechless

Podunkus
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1 year ago

A+ for effort!

Marie P
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1 year ago

clever

Marlene Wall
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1 year ago

Hahaha!

Marsha Wiest-Hines
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1 year ago

Love the curtain rod, ala Bob Macke on Carol Burnett!

Matthew Smith
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1 year ago

Venus as a boy (Bjork)

Anja Schmidt
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1 year ago

yeah! and interesting double-effect XD

Nancy Wright
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1 year ago

Love!

Gracie Tee
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1 year ago

I literally can't stop laughing!

Dorothy Parker
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1 year ago

The Dearth of Venus! I hadn't noticed how much they all resembled each other.

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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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year ago

Good job on this one! Really looks like a severed head

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‪‘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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year ago (edited)

How did you get the toilet paper?!

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Getty Museum Challange

Getty Museum Challange

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hobbitly
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1 year ago

Is that garlic? Haha!

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Getty Challenge - Frida Kahlo

Getty Challenge - Frida Kahlo

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JessG
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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year ago

haha

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#27

Picasso - “Dora Maar”

Picasso - “Dora Maar”

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Scott Boston
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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year ago

Hilarant et génial !

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