Under lockdown and isolated from others, people’s minds have wandered to many creative places. A tangerine turned to a sunflower and other household items transformed.
Many people have had much more time on their hands and have used it to get creative.
A Facebook group created by to share lo-fi recreations of famous paintings now has over 540,000 members.
The group was started in Moscow by a manager at a tech company. The group has grown immensely and over one-third of the members live outside of Russia.
Family members, pets, and household items are corralled to recreate images of iconic art works.
The grace and mystery of the Renaissance era is captured using air-conditioning ducts, toilet paper rolls, and plastic forks.
The group’s name, Izoizolyacia, is a combination of the Russian words for “visual arts” and “isolation.”
Julia Vasilenko, a piano teach in Connecticut, set out to take the opportunity to not only recreate the famous painting, “Composition VI” by Wassily Kandinsky, but to give it a new meaning.
She sets the recreation in her son’s messy room and arranges various objects to symbolize the original artist’s musical and marine motifs as well as remind the viewer of the present day.
In another instance, A Ukrainian businessman created a work which he titled “The Apotheosis of Quarantine” in which he stacked up 210 rolls of toilet paper.
Many more examples of superb creativity can be found in the group such as from Amber Barrera. Barrera piled a red dress, blanket, and stuffed animals on an upside-down stool and posed to recreate her favorite Frida Kahlo painting “Without Hope.”
This form of copying and recreating artworks is not new, several museums even encourage art fans to send in these recreations that bring to life their favorite works.
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