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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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!

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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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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

Mary O Neill
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1 year ago

I agree , it's amazing

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Mal
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1 year ago

Cover me with snacks like your Klimt girls.

varwenea
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1 year ago

Women in BISCUITS! That's a good one!

Linda Roy
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1 year ago

I had to go back and look, but yup!

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Caroline Farquhar
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1 year ago

I love that she used food :)

Naomi Baker
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1 year ago

Clever

Mohra Taylor
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1 year ago

Great colours and yummy background

Zenus Ee
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1 year ago

Makes me hungry.

Cooper
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1 year ago

Love it

Dora Hein-Gedeon
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1 year ago

Well done! Lot of work here:)

DropbearPDX
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1 year ago

Too cool !

Apryl Anderson
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1 year ago

Brilliant!

Apryl Anderson
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1 year ago

And I’m glad to see you’ve got a good supply of quarantine biscuits ;0)

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Michele Davis
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1 year ago

What an idea! And great execution!

Gail Ford
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1 year ago

That must have taken ages to recreate!

Jennifer Bird
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1 year ago

Clever

Sharon Clarke
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1 year ago

Wow, excellent use of snack foods!

Christy Smith
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1 year ago

That is one very unattractive lady (on left, in the original)

Sandra Simpson
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1 year ago

wow

Manya Sinha
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5 months ago

creative

Arianna Taylor
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1 year ago

ha

Betty Kaine
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1 year ago

Yes creative.

Anne Bartin
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1 year ago

Beautiful!

Didi Kutuzovetz
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1 year ago

Fabulous

Balencia Erskine
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1 year ago

Close enough!

Elijah Favorite
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1 year ago

one looks deformed and one is fucking aisian

ArianaTheDragonLover_157
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1 year ago

Wow! This is so good!

IrishGirl
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1 year ago

I would snack-cidentally eat that background!

Dorothy Cloud
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1 year ago

Inventive.

Claire Talltree
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1 year ago

well done!

Joanne Klein
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1 year ago

One of my favs.

Paizleypie
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1 year ago

After photo shoot snacks!

Maureen Peters
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1 year ago

Funny!

Milton Owens
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1 year ago

The mind bogles.

Jodi Zeisel
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1 year ago

so creative with the pastries!! love it!

Philip Hill
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1 year ago

That crackers in bed adage would never apply to this mini masterpiece. Terrific realization

Sarah Cameron Lerer
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1 year ago

Darned good.

Susan Neves
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1 year ago

It could have been so much better but the photograph is bad. Went to all that trouble and then messed up the photo.

Diane Versue-Haimes
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1 year ago

Gorgeous!

Victoria Valenzuela
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1 year ago

Trying to get patterns right, bravo!

Sandra Bell
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1 year ago

Haaaaaa! Fabulous!

Gaylita Dunaway
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1 year ago

So creative!

Mary E Bugg
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1 year ago

Fantastic!

Iskileto1
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1 year ago

Nice :)!

Giana Alston
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1 year ago

Looks like the painting from Miraculous tales of Ladybug and Chat Noir. At the Agrest's house

Loraine Volz
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1 year ago

The new version makes me want to snack

Monika Birzenieks-Jones
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1 year ago

great effort and genius substitutes

SF Angel
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1 year ago

Very difficult one to capture. Really well executed!

Elsie Anne Owings
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1 year ago

Excellent! And makes me hungry!

Jackie Elliott
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1 year ago

😮

Laurie Gorham
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1 year ago

Hungry!!

Someone youdontknow
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1 year ago

Biscuits is better

Elly Clifton
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1 year ago

Great attention to detail

Johanne Trudeau
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1 year ago

Very well thought out...

O Jackson
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1 year ago

Creative

Dorothy Somerville
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1 year ago

IMPOSSIBLE1

Sara Reither
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1 year ago

Love IT!

Denis Savoie
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1 year ago

Thinking outside the (cookie) box.

Katie Heldman
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1 year ago

this is my favorite. The food is genius

Robin Langhart
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1 year ago

SO CLEVER

Sue-Lynn Grace
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1 year ago

Clever!

Timi Townsend
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1 year ago

Love the pastries!

Ripley
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1 year ago

Beautifully done.

Tevya Tufford Fetter
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1 year ago

Stunning!

Tammy Mintz
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1 year ago

Love

Terpsichore Barnett
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1 year ago

Great attempt! Would love to see it with the photography tweaked a bit.

Seabeast
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1 year ago

Biscuits are much better. Can't eat gold.

Margaret Wesley
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1 year ago

Love it!!!

J Rob
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1 year ago

Dinner is served... (The crackers and sticky buns).

Marie P
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1 year ago

so clever

Marlene Wall
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1 year ago

This is great! Put a smile on my face!

Anja Schmidt
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1 year ago

if I will ever watch the pic and not think of cookies in the future? XD

Gracie Tee
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1 year ago

Hilarious!

Tardis42
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1 year ago

Not the most exact reproduction, but I'm upvoting it for pure creativity.

Autumn Walton
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1 year ago

That actually turned out very pretty.

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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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#18

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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#19

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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[] person []
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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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