If there's one thing that quarantine has taught us, it's that humans are wildly creative. When there's nothing to do, we find ways to make our own fun, and the internet has allowed us to share the outcome of all of that fun. The Getty Museum decided to capitalize on that creativity by issuing a challenge called the Getty Museum Challenge.
The game challenges 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 it with us!
Y'all, people are very good at this challenge. With artwork ranging from illuminated manuscripts to Picasso, pop art to Michelangelo, people from around the world have shown up and brought their A-game. Join us to take a walk through this digital museum of homemade awesome. You'll laugh, you'll be surprised, you'll be impressed. It's definitely worth it.
We're starting with a bang!
This is by FAR the best one I’ve seen. Everyone else might as well put away the dressing up box. & the biscuit tin.… https://t.co/qHzLYQwHIt— Blackeyed Blonde (@Blackeyed Blonde)1586866749.0
Our first laugh of the museum is this fantastic woman lying in a pond.
#gettymuseumchallenge So much fun today. https://t.co/6VmIg1hrRx— Samantha Tedd (@Samantha Tedd)1586648623.0
Best use of a mask in this quarantine so far.
I painted my husbands social distancing mask. Inspired by a favorite masterpiece Magritte's "The Son Of Man" Safe &… https://t.co/MYSNAg3ypn— LONye (@LONye)1586873879.0
First of all kudos to all these doctors and nurses for all they're doing day to day.
Hi @GettyMuseum, they just won the #gettymuseumchallenge right ? https://t.co/RIm02sCz0p— Olitax (@Olitax)1586779488.0
And best use of toilet paper goes to...
The Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California is challenging people to re-create famous painting using everyday house… https://t.co/aqSCdvaSdK— Susan Miller (@Susan Miller)1586604662.0
The fancier the portrait...
Gustaf Lundberg: Adolf Ludvig Gustav Albert Couschi (1775). No chess set in the house. Rediscovering… https://t.co/SCzBOl8HcO— Peter Brathwaite (@Peter Brathwaite)1586768425.0
This looks like a great way to get your fix of the outdoors.
George Washington Crossing the Delaware...with real icebergs, courtesy of Maine in April. #gettymuseumchallenge https://t.co/9YXhhCdgNQ— Christiana Whitcomb (@Christiana Whitcomb)1586642878.0
Get the whole family involved!
#gettymuseumchallenge Liberty Leading the People https://t.co/MWliUgytqK— gibsgabs (@gibsgabs)1586697683.0
I am screaming at this one.
#gettymuseumchallenge Judith with the Head of Holofernes by Fede Galizia https://t.co/OSHYWTw8sw— Ashley Duckerin Stills&Motion Media (@Ashley Duckerin Stills&Motion Media)1586714492.0
You know we had to get some Frida in here.
My Frida #GettyMuseumChallenge https://t.co/n3jMfn7rxd— pataya (@pataya)1586688178.0
What's cool about this one is that the recreator painted the background.
Did the #GettyMuseumChallenge Amazing what you can achieve with pizza boxes really 😂 https://t.co/mZjXSfqh3v— Sinéad in 3D (@Sinéad in 3D)1586879871.0
Cannot. Stop. Laughing.
Picasso don’t cry #GettyMuseumChallenge https://t.co/fdh7Bs9UxE— pataya (@pataya)1586629302.0
We're all feeling a bit moody like this painting right now.
#GettyMuseumChallenge i mean, how often do you get the chance to cosplay four finnish artists in one evening? https://t.co/KeDqWnJV6v— nynny (@nynny)1587067285.0
What even...?How does she look SO MUCH like this painting? Seriously, most of these recreations are fun and cute but this one is just unnerving.
These twins are making us see double.
With my favorite twins !#gettymuseumchallenge @Tate https://t.co/R1zA4WEkV1— CamilleThomine (@CamilleThomine)1586794248.0
Everything about this image is perfect.From the ski suit to the random implements death is holding as scythes, I stan.
Love a homemade hat especially from a bucket...fabulous! #GettyMuseumChallenge https://t.co/UrYC5maksw— David B (@David B)1586969411.0
The best part about this one is the caption.
'Girl with a Rabbit', after Da Vinci (non-compliant hamster not shown...) #gettymuseumchallenge https://t.co/VJwrwQrzBe— Andy Helliwell (@Andy Helliwell)1586786199.0
I want to know what she used for the hat.
Easter in the Garden #GettyMuseumChallenge https://t.co/9hnVSoSRkc— pataya (@pataya)1586716922.0
If you happen to have a full ballet costume laying around...
We are doing the #gettymuseumchallenge https://t.co/dABP2R60Hg— slavo cech (@slavo cech)1586555208.0
I'm loving the inclusion of kids in these paintings.
#gettymuseumchallenge #lockdown ‘Liberty guiding the people’ https://t.co/0RztJPpH1W— action4321 (@action4321)1586695538.0
People have also gotten creative with their medium.This Lego creation is quite impressive, especially considering the fact that it was made by kids.
Charlie the hamster is living out his dreams here.
Mixed materials and Charlie the hamster (2020), after Rousseau #GettyMuseumChallenge https://t.co/0sGZBamztw— Andy Helliwell (@Andy Helliwell)1586879922.0
Another headless man!
Didn't really like this guy. 🤷🏼♀️ #gettymuseumchallenge https://t.co/0aXTiY1ekz— Nadja Kiiskinen (@Nadja Kiiskinen)1586594901.0
My recreation of The Monarch of the Glen #gettymuseumchallenge https://t.co/JvAVskB3d8— Rhona McGurk (@Rhona McGurk)1586697995.0
I'm not sure what this says about Jackson Pollock...
#GettyMuseumChallenge My pizza vs Jackson Pollack Both delicious 🍕🖼 https://t.co/KylTFzqiLC— Kevin byDesign🌎 (@Kevin byDesign🌎)1586896280.0
This might be stretching the definition of "art"...
Am I doing this right? #GettyMuseumChallenge https://t.co/jCeYL5FVmH— Chris Stantis, PhD💀 (@Chris Stantis, PhD💀)1586953399.0
It's not all paintings.
#gettymuseumchallenge The Broncho Buster, Frederic Remington 1895 https://t.co/63Gxo0etQK— Sarah Kaye (@Sarah Kaye)1586824434.0
Another entry in the "toilet paper" category.
Diego Rivera “The Flower Seller” 1942 #getty #gettymuseum @GettyMuseum #GettyMuseumChallenge #DiegoRivera #kdepride… https://t.co/4ReapVt6z2— MsOrendorff wee ART! (@MsOrendorff wee ART!)1586891378.0
And last there's this absolutely unnerving doppelganger.
It's me😄 from Portrait Painting by Rembrandt van Rijn #GettyMuseumChallenge https://t.co/IRitI7RTeC— จัสนักสืบแห่งศตวรรษ (@จัสนักสืบแห่งศตวรรษ)1586937877.0