Being stuck in quarantine has pushed most of us out of our comfort zone because life is different and we are trying new things. And, our usual activities are put on hold so now we’ve got to find new ways to keep ourselves entertained. It seems like baking and movie marathons are popular ways to spend time. But, others have decided to use their free time to participate in the Recreate Art Challenge. So, the challenge started almost right after lockdown measures were put in place and it seems like people loved the idea of transforming themselves into timeless works of art. As a result, it’s become one of the leading forms of quarantine entertainment to date!
So, the Art Challenge was started on March 14th by Instagram account @tussenkunstquarantine and the name translates to “Between Art and Quarantine. Then, a few days after their launch, the Rijksmuseum picked up their concept and drew a bigger crowd of enthusiastic participants. And, it didn’t take long for this challenge to catch the attention of the Getty Museum because it is home to a great collection of art from different eras. Soon after, The “Getty Museum Challenge” was created and thousands of people have joined in the fun.
“Binge watching on makeup tutorials for weeks”
“This is a gem!”
“Move over Frida. This child is a star.”
“Next level toilet paper art”
“Easy on the paper peeps!”
“Order your drinks at the lady with the toilet paper.”
People are transforming themselves into iconic artworks in the Recreate Art Challenge and it is making the lockdown much more fun because people can get creative
So, joining the challenge is simple. All you really need is your imagination and you can use almost anything to help you complete your recreation. Participants have used common items such as toilet rolls, wood shavings, pasta and even electrical tape. But, if you’re still looking for inspiration then check out @tussenkunstquarantine because they have over 600 amazing art recreations for you to take inspiration from!
Since everyone’s stuck at home, they have had to get really creative with their art recreations. And, the challenge celebrates all art from both the past and the present. Some chose to honour the iconic masterpieces, while others chose to reproduce contemporary art. The challenge is certainly pushing people to think outside box because they’ve got to make their recreation with things at home. And, a lot of people really gave it all that they’ve got to keep their portrayal as close to the original as possible and many have creative tweaks.
“Warzone at home.”
You’ll have to get really creative to join the Recreate Art Challenge because you have to use every day items
Most of the clothes worn in the iconic paintings aren’t exactly something you’d have in your closet. Unless, of course, you happen to be a collector of theatre costumes. Because, ruffs and powdered wigs aren’t part of our wardrobe anymore. So, participants of the Art Challenge improvised by wearing tissue rolls around their neck and on their heads instead and the disposable medical mask is also a popular item. Seems like, the incorporation of these essential items is a creative way of remembering this strange time. So, scroll down to see their awesome get ups!
“‘Today I’m going to wear something nice.’ – no one in quarantine.”
“For all deliverers”
People used rolls of toilet paper and disposable masks for their recreations
“Recycling is key these days”
“Piece of paper.”
“Talk dirty to me.”
“Aye! Aye! At your service.”
“Ready for Bal Másque 2021”
“Walking on sunshine.”
Others recreated famous artworks with food and some are funny while others are masterpieces
“New week, same routine.”
“Hasta la pasta”
“The exception to play with food, kids”
“It’s vegan Vermeer: the girl with the pea earring.”
Some recreations were taken more seriously while these interpretations are hilarious
Some of the clever recreations took the challenge as a chance to show off their sense of humour. As a result of most of us staying indoors for such a long time, it’s no surprise that we’re starting to get bored and feeling a little sombre. And these have definitely nailed the lives of those in quarantine! Check them out below:
“Realizing it’s Sunday with nothing to do”
“Outfit for the next weeks”
“Wake me up when it’s all over”
“Rise and shine!”
“Life is like a puzzle nowadays.”
“Who’s ready for Monday?”
“Yes Netflix, I am still watching.”
The Mondrian is quite popular among flat lay enthusiasts and they have been using clothes, food and more to create their masterpieces.
“Cleaning out your closet”
“Think outside the box.”
“Breakfast is served.”
Even pets can also join the art recreation challenge therefore all the family can get involved
“Breakfast in bed everyday.”
“Ready for the weekend.”
“Let the egg hunting begin.”
We think this recreation looks like a fashion photo shoot!
And, the Art Challenge is a fun way to spend time with your loved ones
“Someone ordered a pizza?”
“Morning workouts with the fam.”
“Cozy and clean quarantine”
Finally, which recreation is your favorite? Let us know and if you haven’t taken part in the challenge yet then you should! So, choose your favorite painting and get creative but make sure you use every day items for your masterpiece.