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Put These Artistic Masterpieces Re-created With Household Items in a Museum

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Weeks into practicing social distancing due to the novel coronavirus has led to some creative activity at home from a real-life simulation hungry hungry hippos to a makeshift nightclub. And now there is a museum-worthy fine art-themed DIY art challenge making the rounds around Twitter.

While museums around the globe are closed due to the novel coronavirus the J. Paul Getty Museum got people to take a stab at bringing classic cultural artifacts to life on the internet and the results are pretty impressive.

“We challenge you to recreate a work of art with objects (and people) in your home,” the Los Angeles museum. Challenging times have brought out plenty of challenges, and the internet accepted this one in full force over the weekend.

There’s almost no discernible difference between the original artwork and the faithful reconstruction of Pontormo’s “Portrait of a Halberdier.” Getty has cherry-picked some of the most bracing.

Skip art history and pore over a tour of great examples of life imitating art by peeping some of the sincerest forms of flattery with the Getty museum challenge below.

This one was slightly lower effort but impressive to say the least.

With oven mitts, toy cars, vegetable tikka masala from TastyBite and Clorox Disinfectant Wipes, she is giving you “The Scream.”

A thousand points go to whoever can get their dogs to look like they’re playing cards.

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