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Wildly Popular Russian Facebook Group Has People Recreating Famous Paintings While in Isolation

Coronavirus Art Challenge

On the surface, the coronavirus quarantine seems like it’d be a hindrance to creativity. But as we’ve seen, there are plenty of ways to take in some culture and exercise your artistic side, even when you’re stuck at home. An art project known as the “Getty Museum Challenge” has folks recreating famous artwork with things they have on hand. The idea has global appeal and has caught on in various circles of the internet. The Izoizolyacia group is a great example of this; it’s a widely popular Russian Facebook group with users who are dedicated to making and sharing these types of recreations of iconic artists.

Like others who have completed the Getty Museum Challenge, it’s impressive to see what people have made with the random things in their homes. Many of the posts showcase paintings that are elaborate in their costumes, compositional setups, or both. Some of the most striking recreations, however, are of abstract paintings. One example is Henri Matisse’s work entitled Blue Nude. The inking features a faceless figure with their body contorted in a yoga-esque pose. When it was attempted for the challenge, blue tights and a turtleneck cloaked a body from head to toe, effectively capturing the essence of Matisse’s work.

Scroll down for more incredibly creative posts from the Izoizolyacia Facebook group. And for more in isolation art challenges, check out these quarantine art clubs.

The wildly popular Izoizolyacia group is a Russian Facebook group featuring people who are participating in an isolation art challenge.

Coronavirus Art Challenge

Known as the “Getty Museum Challenge,” the more than half a million members are uploading iconic artwork they recreated using household objects.

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Izoizolyacia: Facebook
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All images via the Izoizolyacia Facebook group.

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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