No matter the circumstances, you still gotta train the creative muscle. It doesn't take a whole lot. You pick an artwork, scoop up the most random stuff around the house, put yourself into a pose, and take a shot. The challenge has gone viral with museums asking people to recreate paintings at home and social media accounts in Spain and Russia sharing their own local takes on it. Check 'em out here and here.

This time, we are covering the “Tussen Kunst & Quarantaine” Instagram page from the Netherlands, which translates to “Between Art and Quarantine.” The account is said to have inspired the Getty Museum challenge, and looking at the posts, we can see why. From Munch’s “The Scream” made from ripe avocado to Michelangelo’s “The Creation of Adam” that perfectly summarizes lockdown couple goals, we've selected some of the best and most creative recreations below.

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Jenny Boot Report

Kaisu
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3 months ago

Absolutely gorgeous

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Bloc Cardio Pitié-Salpêtrière Report

Krazy Kanuck
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3 months ago

Mine is better covid-jesu...1810d8.jpg covid-jesus-5eb2e151810d8.jpg

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Maria Rosenblatt Report

Deborah Palmer
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3 months ago

😂. Toilet paper rolls! Perfect

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Bored Panda contacted Anneloes Officier, the 31-year-old communication specialist from Amsterdam behind the “Tussen Kunst & Quarantaine” Instagram page. Anneloes told us that she made up the challenge as a thing to do with her roommates Tessa and Floor, who have all had to work from home since March 13th. The idea was to “recreate a famous painting by using 3 products lying around in your home,” like sanitizer and toilet paper. “We’d guess which artwork it was supposed to be.”

The page started with a pic featuring a remake of Vermeer‘s “Girl With a Pearl Earring” with garlic, a towel, and a placemat. Anneloes shared the photo on her Instagram and people got into it instantly. “The first [recreations] I received were sooo good so that my family and friends who contributed, in the beginning, set the bar really high,” she said.

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Enfants autour du monde Report

Susie Copp
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3 months ago

The best one!!

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Malu Castilho Report

Henk Littlewood
Community Member
3 months ago

sweet

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Fotomitos Report

Donna Leske
Community Member
3 months ago

Well done!

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After the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam started following Anneloes on Instagram, the project went viral. She switched the account to the public and the rest is history. “Over 49k contributions have come in via the hashtag #tussenkunstenquarantaine and another 32,500 on the international #betweenartandquarantine,” recounts Anneloes.

Many museums around the globe have joined the challenge too. “Rijksmuseum, The MET (New York), The Louvre (Paris & Abu Dhabi), Versailles, Getty (LA) and The Hermitage,” to name a few. Anneloes now receives submissions from all over the world: Norway, Canada, Iran, Argentina, Spain, Mexico, Russia, the US, Italy, Spain, France, Turkey, and Portugal.

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Lunéville & Vous Report

Laira Cruz
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3 months ago

omg lol

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Galerie Taglialatella Paris Report

Deborah Palmer
Community Member
3 months ago

❤️❤️

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Teddy Bears by Mybearloga Report

Chris DiFonso
Community Member
3 months ago

This one is brilliant!

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Anneloes says that the perfect recreation is when “people enjoyed making it, go all in, and become very creative.” Also, the best ones tend to “replace an item of the original painting with a household item, like using a vacuum cleaner instead of a guitar,” she explained. “I also love when people try to mimic the posture of the figures in the painting.” This raw and authentic feel of "homemade" art is what Anneloes loves the most about “Tussen Kunst & Quarantaine.”

The Amsterdam-based communications specialist hopes the challenge “can offer a little relief and unite people worldwide.” As for the future plans, Anneloes would like to do an exposition “when life gets 'back to normal,' whatever that will be.” She also found the experience to be emotionally uplifting. “Seeing all the fun creations people come up with is almost therapeutic to me.”

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Isabella Beatrix Report

manon M
Community Member
3 months ago

Ah les spaghettis !! 😂 Bien joué 👍

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saharfardmehregan Report

Suzanne Dunne
Community Member
3 months ago

Funny

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Alison Woods Report

Deborah Palmer
Community Member
3 months ago

Nicely done !!

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As in many countries, the museums in the Netherlands have also closed their doors since March 12 amid fears of virus spread. But on March 30, Reuters reported that thieves stole a painting by van Gogh from the currently closed Singer Laren Museum. The painting named “Lentetuin,” or “Spring Garden,” which dates back to 1884 and depicts the garden at Nuenen, was loaned from the Groninger Museum.

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Melanie Marsman Report

Kaisu
Community Member
3 months ago

Nicely done, it looks real!

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Lesia Patoka Report

Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
Community Member
3 months ago

This one is almost exact.

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Екатерина Готлиб Report

Gina Fiore
Community Member
3 months ago

Well done!

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Merida Miller Report

Deborah Palmer
Community Member
3 months ago

😂

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Jakob Report

Kaisu
Community Member
3 months ago

Lovely composure on the photo!

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Elise Verhoeven Fashionstyling Report

Chris DiFonso
Community Member
3 months ago

Wow!

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#19

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Maddy Afshar Report

Deborah Palmer
Community Member
3 months ago

Love the bread loaves

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Astrid Hulsmann Report

Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
Community Member
3 months ago

Wow the dresses look the same.

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Marianna Sanchez Report

Kelly Driscoll
Community Member
3 months ago

“Take, eat this Oreo in remembrance of me...”

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STress the Terrible
Community Member
3 months ago

Modern husband's burden...

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Kelsi Giguere Report

Deborah Palmer
Community Member
3 months ago

Mask/mask. Another sign of the times

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Amy Murray Report

Deborah Palmer
Community Member
3 months ago

Clever

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francesco tasselli Report

Belarmino Teixeira
Community Member
3 months ago

wow the dude really looks alike the guy in the painting

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Kaisa Hernberg Report

Elaine Dodge
Community Member
3 months ago

the boys are rocking those moustaches

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Artist Toys & Plush Fabric Report

Donna Leske
Community Member
3 months ago

SPOT ON!

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Ice cube
Community Member
3 months ago

Spitting image!

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Deppressed Burito
Community Member
3 months ago

abstractism at its finest

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Clément Stauffenegger Report

G13
Community Member
3 months ago

Bwahaha

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