Pooja Patel 

The quarantine time has led to the birth of innovative and quirky ideas. From the #PillowChallenge to #BinIsolationOuting challenge to #PassTheBrush challenge, we have been entertained with all the fun and cool images that are posted online.  

 

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And now comes the #artchallenge. The trend is to recreate paintings and portraits from museums’ collections. 

 

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As part of this trend, a person has to recreate a popular piece of art by using a few household items, click a picture and share it on Instagram.

 

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This online challenge started after a Dutch woman named Anneloes Officier and her roommates, stuck in quarantine, recreated Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring using a clove of garlic and a towel.

 

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Read: People are dressing up in tuxedos and gowns to throw out their trash

 

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The hilarious and encouraging responses that she received online led her to create a new Instagram account, which features recreations of several artworks.

 

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The Instagram handle is called @tussenkunstenquarantaine, which in Dutch means ‘between art and quarantine’ 

 

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Ths challenge got a shot in the arm when Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam) promoted it on its Facebook page.
The @tussenkunstenquarantaine account was set up in mid-March and now has around 239k followers. 

 

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