Can You Remake a Famous Painting Using Stuff at Home

A viral new challenge is turning Twitter users into art history legends
The creative muscle left us surprised
The creative muscle left us surprised

The Getty Museum has put out a new challenge to test your goofy remixing levels. 

Pushing quarantined followers to creatively use time at home, the company announced an artwork recreation game for viewers old and new. In three steps, here&rsquos how it works

> Pick a painting you like

> Find three household items

> Remake the painting using those objects

You can star in these paintings, or pull in your partners, children and pets for company. Getty&rsquos advice Pay attention to your expressions (we&rsquove got hefty mirror time now anyway), and think about lighting (is it natural Artificial What direction is it coming from). 

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The Museum&rsquos single tweet has spurred a hotbed of artistic activity, as scores of funny submissions pour in. Naturally, landscape shots are on the lower end, with most sticking to portraits. The more ambitious, though, are recreating fields of flowers, religious art and even the abstract, cubed canvases of Piet Mondrian. On Getty&rsquos advice, some have also ventured into edible art.

Here&rsquos some of our favourites 

As thousands tune in to see the remakes, the challenge has proven highly educational. Besides the delightful comedy, viewers are being breezily taught about lesser-known painters, art movements such as Fauvism, Impressionism and Modernism, and how to best channel the DIY spirit. If you ask us, it&rsquos certainly more constructive than learning how to dye your hair with a vegetable or making a coffee cup corset.

Dutch Instagram Tussen Kunst & Quarantaine (&lsquoBetween Art & Quarantine&rsquo) is the original handle behind this idea, which Getty acknowledged in a later post. But we&rsquore yet to see remakes of Indian folk art online&mdashthink you have what it takes

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