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People are recreating famous works of art from home and some are seriously incredible

Social distancing, sheltering in place, self-isolating, quarantining—whatever iteration of "stay away from people" everyone is living in, they all come with needing things to do outside of our normal routines.

Some of us have used this time to establish new hobbies, like jigsaw puzzles, baking bread or figuring out viable alternatives for toilet paper. Others have gotten extra creative and shared their creations online for the rest of our entertainment.

According to a Facebook page called Art Consoles, museums asked people to recreate famous works of art at home—and wow, did people deliver. Art Consoles shared several dozen side-by-side photos of paintings and sculptures next to the home recreations people made.


Some are direct reproductions, impressive in their accuracy. Others are tongue-in-cheek takes, replacing flowers with cleaning products, using people in the place of objects, or putting an animal where a person should be. Some even managed to recreate surreal cubist paintings by Picasso, but with real people.



























Clever, right? Unfortunately, the parade of photos did not include any credits, but many more people shared their own recreated pieces of art in the comments on the Art Consoles Facebook post, which you can see here.

Here's to exposing ourselves to more works of art and using some of the extra time on our hands to engage in creative silliness. If nothing else, it's at least a step up from toilet paper hoarding.

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