Are you in quarantine and starting to feel like the figure in a painting locked up in its frame for decades or centuries? You just have to become that figure, by using nothing but the things — and people — you have lying around your home.
It’s the new challenge posed by Getty Museum and accepted by many people and museums around the world. Everyone has made an effort, even faced one of the most scandalous works in art history — it only took some potatoes, an onion and a dish net. Sketch writer for Guardian John Crace and his wife Jill chose to participate through one of the postcards on her study wall, The Duke and Duchess of Urbino by Piero della Francesca. “Ideal because the duke looked every bit as gloomy and miserable as me,” said John. Teachers of the Saint Dominic Academy in New Jersey said that since Getty Museum has issued this challenge everyone should totally do it. And we feel the same way.