Apr 2, 2021

People Stuck at Home are Recreating Famous Paintings and It’s Awesome

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During this time of isolation, art lovers around the world have found a way to unite and stay creative: by recreating classic artworks using whatever they can find at home.

Several social media ‘challenges’ have gone viral online by institutions like the Getty Museum, Rijksmuseum, and Tussen Kunst & Quarantaine on Instagram.

I’ve compiled some of my personal favorites below. But you can find many more submission on Twitter, Instagram (here too), Facebook, and reddit!



1. Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci

Recreation via Krlmhl on reddit



2. Arnolfini Wedding Portrait by Jan van Eyck

Recreation via Covid Classics



3. Self Portrait by Joseph Ducreux

Recreated by ESOAP on reddit



4. Me and My Parrots by Frida Kahhlo

Recreated by lana09 on reddit



5. Psyche Opening the Door into Cupid’s Garden
by John William Waterhouse

Recreated by moorelei on reddit



6. Madonna and Child by Andrea Mantegna

Recreation via squidrobots on reddit



7. Self Portrait – Joseph Ducreux

Recreated by Paul Morris Pollux



8. Christina’s World by Andrew Wyeth

Recreated by echothatislove on reddit



9. Spring by Édouard Manet

Recreated by OldMan603 on reddit



10. Irises by Vincent van Gogh

Recreated by Cara Jo O’Connell



11. Self Portrait by Vincent van Gogh

Recreated by jaykwellinm on reddit



12. Portrait de Madame P. by Tamara de Lempicka

Recreated by yoink15 on reddit



13. Chais, Santa Monica by Edward Weston

Recreated by Ill_shoot_anything on reddit



14. Lady with an Ermine by Leonardo da Vinci

Recreated by YoureNotAGenius on reddit



15. The Laundress (La Blanchisseuse) by Jean-Baptiste Greuze

Recreated by Elizabeth Ariza



16. Portrait of Jeanne Kéfer by Fernand Khnopff

Recreated by Carrie



17. The Blue Boy by Thomas Gainsborough

Recreated by mrdr_fest on reddit



18. Pictura (An Allegory of Painting) by Frans van Mieris the Elder

Recreated by Vignesh Ram



19. Self Portrait with Small Monkey by Frida Kahlo

Recreated by Louie_lou_eye on reddit



20. The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dali

Recreated via neburvlc on reddit



21. Balloon Dog (blue) by Jeff Koons

Recreated by JJ Obee



22. Saturn by Peter Paul Rubens

Recreation via keatches on reddit



23. Saturn Devouring His Son by Fancisco Goya

Recreated by LondonDave on reddit



24. Portrait of a Man by Jan van Eyck

Recreated by Melissa Nordan



25. Male Harp Player of the Early Spedos Type by The Cycladic

Recreated by Irena Ochódzka



26. Portrait of Louis XIV by Hyacinthe Rigaud’s Studio

Recreated by ewitstyler



27. Lady Playing a Lute by Bartolomeo Veneto

Recreated by Kelli Vigil



28. Salvador Dali and Gala by Nikola Golubovski

Recreation via PoonSwoggle on reddit



29. A Woman with a Bird by Pablo Picasso

Recreated by Dhanish04 on reddit



30. A Woman in a Fish Hat by Pablo Picasso

Recreated by thatdarnchelsey



31. Portrait of Dora Maar by Pablo Picasso

Recreated by lil-drummer-girl



32. The King of Arms of the Order of the Golden Fleece Writing about Jacques de Lalaing by Simon Bening

Recreation via Getty Museum



33. A Hare in the Forest by Hans Hoffmann

Recreation via Getty Museum



34. Agata van Schoonhoven by Jan van Scorel

Recreated by @isabeauvaneembergen



35. Portrait of Maria Frederike van Reede-Athlone
by Jean-éteinne Liotard

Recreated by Sara Liu



36. Portrait of a Young Woman by Nicolaes Pickenoy

Recreated by Bryan Beasley



37. Still Life: Tea Set by Jean-Étienne Liotard

Recreation via Getty Museum



38. Komposition 8 by Vasily Kandinsky

Recreated by itsjacobhere



39. Jeanne (Spring) by Édouard Manet

Recreated by irisofamanda



40. Safie by William Clarke Wontner

Recreated by wavyschmavy



41. Portrait of Isabella of Portugal by Rogier van der Weyden

Recreated by Heather Karlie Vieira



42. Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer

Recreation via Phantompooper03



43. The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci

Recreated by 8AndAHalfInchNails



44. Portrait of Barbara van Beck by Unknown Painter

Recreated by corriewench



45. Portrait of Leonilla, Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn
by Franz Xaver Winterhalter

Recreated by Sara Bracciantini



46. Sistine Madonna by Raphael

Recreated by The-Page-of-sowrds



47. The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli

Recreated by lanceessner


48. Two Women at a Window by Bartolome Esteban Murillo

Recreated by @InLindon


49. The Milkmaid by Johannes Vermeer

Recreated by Alex Woollard



50. Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer

Recreated by Rag3ina



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