Along with theaters, restaurants, and sports arenas, museums are shut down to the public. People have been finding ways around the lack of public entertainment in all sorts of creative ways, but this challenge offered by the Getty Museum seems to have inspired the most artistic exploration. In a tweet, the Getty offered bored people at home a new game.
“We challenge you to recreate a work of art with objects (and people) in your home,” they wrote. “Choose your favorite artwork. Find three things lying around your house. Recreate the artwork with those items. And share with us.”
We challenge you to recreate a work of art with objects (and people) in your home.
🥇 Choose your favorite artwork
🥈 Find three things lying around your house⠀
🥉 Recreate the artwork with those items
And share with us. pic.twitter.com/9BNq35HY2V
— Getty (@GettyMuseum) March 25, 2020
The very simple game and its clear rules have led to some incredibly dramatic artwork reenactments in bedrooms across America:
— Jeff Johnson (@jeff23jaj) March 28, 2020
“Triple Self Portrait” by Norman Rockwell pic.twitter.com/LEr2e2bl7x
— Robert Etheredge (@BobEtheredge) March 28, 2020
— Josh Fitzgerald (@IntrepidHistory) March 27, 2020
I can’t stop. pic.twitter.com/s9KPIrWdMt
— Kristen Wright (@KWright_PEI) March 28, 2020
— Lynne Popkowski (@pop_lynne) March 28, 2020
The Getty was apparently inspired by an Instagram account coming from Amsterdam called Tussen Kunst en Quarantaine, which translates to “Between Art and Quarantine.” The Pinchuk Art Centre in Kyiv, Ukraine, has issued the same challenge, too. The Getty directed people to their online collection for inspo, reminding everyone that they can check out works of art from home even if they can’t walk the halls of the beautiful museum on a hill. Many museums all over the world have collections available for perusal, so even if you don’t want to partake in the challenge, that’s a fun afternoon of ingesting art.
— Donna Cariola (@timberlane_art) March 28, 2020
Bathroom tile Mondrian pic.twitter.com/zKB6hmyavP
— Dan Martini (@dmontherocks) March 29, 2020
— Lisa Paraday (@mamawholuvsu) March 28, 2020
Meanwhile, in Iceland… pic.twitter.com/KKwbcIv1is
— RustyBertrand (@RustyBertrand) March 28, 2020
— José (@Filh0o0) March 28, 2020