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Getty Museum Challenge

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.

The Duke and Duchess of Urbino by Piero della Francesca (about 1465 to 1472) – John and Jill Crace
Me and My Parrots by Frida Kahlo (1941) – Alana Archer (British Columbia)
Lady with Fan by Gustav Klimt (1918) – Arielle Krebs
The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh (1889) – dFi Erlangen (Germany)
The Dream by Henri Rousseau (1910) – Anya Budzyak (Russia)
The Star (Dancer on Stage) by Edgar Degas (1878) – Nadezhda Romanova (Russia)
Mother and Child by Gustav Klimt (1905) – Jedo (Italy)
Mother and Child by Gustav Klimt (1905) – Stephanie Layne (Connecticut)
Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I (also The Lady in Gold or The Woman in Gold) by Gustav Klimt (1907) – Julia Timoshkova (Russia)
Madonna and Child by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1638) – Ilya Exebiche, Maria Alkova and Dmitry Ilyich (Belgium)
Two Cherubs (detail of the Sistine Madonna) by Raphael (c.1512 -1514) – Ellie Laramee-Byers
The Immaculate Conception of Los Venerables by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (c. 1678) – Katia Cordova (France)
Portrait of a Mother II by Margarita Sikorskaia – Yulia Okhotnikova (Russia)
The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci (ca. 1494–98) – Cardiac Surgery block at Pitié Salpêtrière Hospital (France)
Madame Roulin (La Berceuse) by Vincent van Gogh (1889) – Maurizio Dondi (Italy)
Salvador Dalí and Gala by Nikola Golubovski – Lies Hendrix (Sweden)
Woman with Black Hat by Egon Schiele (1909) – Lesia Patoka (Ukraine)
Self-Portrait by Raphael (c. 1504-1506) – Sasha
Absinthe Drinker by Pablo Picasso (1901) – Iana Vina, gavdmit & Sofya Sorochan (Russia)
The Scream by Edvard Munch (1893) – Yulia Tabolkina (Russia)
L’Origine du monde by Gustave Courbet (1866) – Cortovi
Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer (1665-1666)
Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer (1665-1666) – Honey the Iggy (Norway)
The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo (1508–1512) – Greta, Gizmo & Tessa
Boy Bitten by a Lizard by Caravaggio (1595-1596) – Valeria Sanfilippo (Italy)
Armada Portrait (Elizabeth I) by George Gower (attributed, 1588) – Dalma Csenge Dénes
Le Lit by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (c. 1892) – Gloria Mottarelli (Italy)
Getty Museum Challenge – Students from Saint Dominic Academy (New Jersey)
Le Désespéré (Self-Portrait) by Gustave Courbet (1843-1845) – Gaia Paruto (Italy)
Man in a Bowler Hat by René Magritte (1964) – Gaia Paruto (Italy)
Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer (1665-1666)

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