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Getty Artworks Recreated with Household Items by Creative Geniuses the World Over

No doubt many readers have seen images on Facebook of clever people in quarantine posing with common household objects to recreate well-known masterpieces from the collections of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and the Getty Museum in California. Posted on Getty's blog The Iris on March 30, 2020, this article explains the genesis of all those images. The trend began with a challenge from the Rijksmuseum that the Getty adapted to make it possible for people to use digitized and downloadable artworks from the Getty's online collection. There are a few examples embedded in the blog post, such as a Renaissance manuscript in watercolor, gold and silver paint, and ink on parchment, reimagined by the Martinez family using lasagna, matches, eggs, fruit and vegetables, and a paper bag; or Ann Zumhagen-Krause and her husband's recreation of Vermeer's The Astronomer. The real trove of images can be found on Instagram, using either the English hashtag #betweenartandquarantine or the Dutch version, #tussenkunstenquarataine. Up for the challenge? Have some fun and add your own creative contribution.
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May 8th, 2020
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April 27th, 2020 at 5:28pm
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April 28th, 2020 at 8:01am
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