“The Girl With the Pearl Earring” by Johannes Vermeer, is a classic. Many have seen this painting before, making this recreation fun and familiar. (Photo courtesy of @Getty on Twitter)
Classical Art Masterpieces are given much critical praise over the years for their outstanding skill. Now they are flooding the internet, but not in the way we usually see them.
People have taken on these art pieces for themselves, recreating them at home.
This trend was popular back in April and May when The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles challenged art lovers to post photos of themselves recreating their favorite masterpieces from home, and the response was massive.
When bored at home, this trend provides a fun option for something to do. Going to the store and buying props are not required, as you can often recreate these paintings by using materials you have at home.
(Photo courtesy of @Getty on Twitter) “Arnolfini Wedding Portrait” is recreated by one couple in the most classy way-- with blankets. This one seems to be the coziest of the recreations.
(Photo courtesy of @Getty on Twitter) People have the liberty to change things around, this recreation of “The Persistence of Memory” by Salvador Dalí is interpreted. The dripping clock is represented by the stretching cat.
(Photo courtesy of @Getty on Twitter) This take on Piccasso’s portrait of “Dora Maar,” does well with the vibrant color. Many people enjoy how the recreation uses paint.
(Photo courtesy of Robert Etheredge) Not all submissions were human; some furry friends decided to take part too. “Triple Self-Portrait,” painted by Norman Rockwell, is the name of this painting.
(Photo courtesy of Getty Museum Challenge) With “Me and My Parrots” painted by Frida Kahlo, not all takes are literal replications, as seen in this portrayal. Instead of birds resting on her lap and shoulders, we see cleaning supplies.
(Photo courtesy of Alex Wollard) In this recreation, “The Milkmaid” by Johannes Vermeer is portrayed by a little girl. A classic painting turned modern, whilst adorable.
Anyone can attempt this activity. With all the paintings out there, you have a wide selection. It is a fun challenge and can be accomplished by all.