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AGO’s Art At Home Challenge Has People Recreating Famous Masterpieces

AGO's Art At Home Challenge Has People Recreating Famous Masterpieces
Written by Noah Roy

Since strolling through your favorite gallery is a no-go right now, people are coming up with creative ways to fill in their artwork. Ontarians are turning themselves into famous paintings and the results are worthy of Picasso. If you have always dreamed of becoming the subject of a famous selfie, this is your chance. The Art at Home Challenge at AGO prompted people to recreate the paintings in the best possible way.

Start practicing your most photo-worthy expressions, because you can turn yourself into a famous piece of AGO with this new challenge.

Galleries and museums around the world encourage people to imitate famous works of art as part of the challenge of staying at home.

The Getty Museum in Los Angeles set the challenge even more TwitterPeople are asked to recreate a work of art with three objects around the house.

Now, people all over the world are sharing hilarious and impressive images of their poses in folk paintings.

Creative reproductions of works from AGO in Toronto have appeared on social media as Ontarians participate in the artistic challenge.

Some impressive performances include “Habitant With Blue Touque And Pipe” and “Henry VIII”.

One woman re-drawn a hyper-connected portrait of Our Lady of Shalott, captioning it “I’m tired of being locked up.”

Other notable creations from around the world include a focaccia version of “The Scream” and “Time Perseverance” remade with breakfast items.

Photos are shared using the hashtags #gettymuseumchallenge, #artathome, #AGOfromhome and #museumfromhome.

However, this is not the only challenge that Ontarians faced while staying at home.

CN Tower has challenged people in a similar creative endeavor.

The iconic landmark asks Torontonians to build their CN Tower using objects found around the house, and some creative artists even made the iconic landmark out of toilet paper.

Bring your favorite artwork to life, literally, by remodeling it in your own home!

AGO from home


Address: 317 Dundas St.W, Toronto, ON

Why you need to go: Use your time in solitude to recreate one of your favorite masterpieces at home.

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