With more and more people stuck at home with a lot of time on their hands, challenges on social media are becoming increasingly popular. Recently some of the world’s most famous museums asked people to recreate some of the most famous paintings using only household items. It all started when the famous Getty Museum reached out to followers on social media, and now people everywhere are using social media to show their art appreciation. With so many people at home self-isolating, many were up for the challenge. In the end, the results were quite funny to see. From ingenious uses of toilet paper to perfectly timed pictures, keep scrolling to see some of the most outstanding painting recreations done at home
This modern take on Grant Woods classic painting American Gothic is a perfect description of modern life. With some shades thrown on and a plaid shirt, this couple looks ready to roll.
This kind of makes a nice spin on a cult classic, and the couple who created this recreation hit the nail on the head. Throw in some face masks, and the recreation would be perfect!
Old Bucket Head
When the museum asked people to use household items to recreate paintings, we don’t think they expected people to be so creative with their materials.
While many made use of toilet paper and their pets in their recreations, this sneaky lady made use of some creativity and an old bucket. We have to admit, besides the bucket, this is a pretty good recreation of the original. What do you think?
Dude, Nice Toilet Roll
Now, this recreation is brilliant for two reasons. Firstly, the expression on this young man’s face is hilarious. It is so good you can just imagine this becoming a meme soon.
Secondly, his use of toilet paper instead of shirt ruffles is hilariously creative. With people rushing to buy toilet paper at the begging of enforced social distancing, this clothing choice is even more on point. You can tell this guy had a blast recreating this famous painting.
Talk about being creative! When this lovely lady decided to recreate this famous Frida Kahlo self-portrait, she searched the house for the perfect props. Surprisingly she found them in the laundry room.
Instead of parrots, she had used various bags, tubs, and bottles of laundry detergent as stand-ins. With their bright green coloring, these props almost look like the birds. The best part, though, is where she substituted the thermometer for the cigarette. She may have this competition in the bag!
Nice Horse Napoleon
This painting recreation is the perfect example of just how bored people get during self-isolation. They must have been willing to do just about anything to pass the time.
This brave man and his trusty stead decided to recreate this famous painting of Napoleon Crossing the Alps. We must say it is pretty funny. With his friend wearing a horse mask, the determined look on his face is an amusing recreation. The addition of the sombrero is just the cherry on top. One thing for sure, they certainly had fun putting this picture together.
As soon as the museums issued their challenges online, many people shared images of themselves recreating a painting by Frida Kahlo. But not many of the recreators were men.
When this guy chose his subject matter, he wasn’t gonna let the fact that he wasn’t a woman get in the way. In fact, his rendition is hilarious. With his drawn on unibrow and inventive use of a bottle opener, this recreation looks surprisingly similar to the original. Good job!
While most people have been locked up and self-isolating indoors afraid to go out. Others have been brave enough to at least venture into the garden. When these teens saw the challenge online, they decided to head outside for their recreation.
Using a perfectly timed photographed, they perfectly recreated the famous The Creation of Adam fresco by Italian artist Michelangelo. While one friend lounged in the pool, the other dived into the pool from the diving board. At the perfect moment, a third person was able to snap this pic. While it may not look real, this is actually one of the most perfectly timed pics. Naturally, it took them several tries to get it just right.
A Group Effort
Self-isolating with your entire family can be a lot to handle, especially for larger families like this one. Luckily they found a great way to pass the time.
The family decided to recreate this famous painting, and it looks like they had a real blast. It looks like having a full house isn’t so bad after all. We especially love how they made use of a stuffed toy as a hound. Very clever!
Holding Something Precious
Nowadays, in some places, toilet paper can be more precious than fresh produce. With stores running low at times, and people stockpiling like crazy, toilet paper is one of those things people are willing to fight for. What’s weird is no one knows exactly why people began stockpiling it in the first place.
To show off his toilet paper stash, this guy used his trusty loo roll in his painting recreation. Goodness, how humanity priorities have changed since the original painting was painted!
Well, this was quite an ambitious painting to try and recreate. With the majority of Picasso’s famous paintings being abstract, any recreation would take a lot of work. However, this woman pulled it off quite well, and she actually looks pretty cool.
With a simple blue towel draped around her shoulders and a yellow scarf, all she needed for her look was a fish. Luckily she had a rubber one just hanging around. Her unique personal style has really shone through her, and her look came off looking pretty cool. A+ for effort!
Grandma is Living Her Best Life
It’s not just the younger generations getting in on this challenge. When a day nurse in a nursing home saw the challenge online, he decided to get the old folks in on the joke. With self-isolation in effect and none of their family’s coming to visit, the fan and dress up was exactly what these old folks needed to pass the time.
Each resident had a blast, and they each picked their own painting to recreate. This old gal was really in character when she posed for this pick, and it just arms our hearts that these elderly people got to be included in all the fun.
Vincent van Gogh’s self-portrait with Bandaged Ear isn’t an easy painting to recreate. This is mainly because the subject matter is a little sad, but luckily this woman managed to pull it off with a humorous spin.
With a bicycle helmet as a hat and some toilet paper over her ear, she was good to go. What made this recreation perfectly funny was how she switched out van Gogh’s pipe for a half-eaten banana. Now that is creative!
That’s Quite a Big Baby
When this couple decided to join in on the painting recreation challenge, they really decided to have some fun with it. Instead of choosing a conventional painting of a man and woman to recreate, they went a little off-book.
Using their wit and some sheets from around the house, they were cleverly able to recreate Andrea Mantegna’s Madonna and Child painting. The catch, of course, is that this burley, tattooed boyfriend is posing as the baby. We don’t know about you, but that just gave us the giggles.
Haters Gonna Hate
Sometimes pulling off the perfect outfit is all about confidence. Judging by this picture, the same can be said for this painting recreation.
The look on this guy’s face is pretty funny, and his inventive use of newspaper and an orange to complete the look are priceless. You have to admit, he looks pretty proud of himself for someone wearing a newspaper!
Meanwhile In Iceland
This couple in Iceland really pulled out all the stops when they recreated this famous painting. Although their outfits are made of random things they found around the house, their recreation is pretty amazing.
They used some items you wouldn’t expect, like a plastic washtub and a green sleeping back. They even added the finishing touches of the stuffed puppy teddy bear and the fake mirror in the background. The guy’s outfit is pretty hilarious!
When the painting challenge was issued, one of the first people to join in the fun and post their picture online was a museum curator. He decided to recreate a famous Holbein painting that features a young maid.
His comical expression and the wooden squirrel make this recreation perfect. You see, even the museum staff are having fun with this challenge.
Now, this is the perfect modern take on a classic masterpiece. Instead of staring wistfully at a flourishing Greek garden, this woman used her fridge to make this recreation pop.
With a strawberry in hand and a bedsheet as a toga, she managed to pull off the look perfectly. It also a perfect commentary of how many of us are spending our time during self-isolation.
The Getty museum challenge and the challenges thrown out by other museums are also great for families.
Here these parents got their young daughter involved, and the painting recreation was a happy family affair. Everyone had fun, and we must say, Olive, did a great job posing for the picture.
Here is someone who pulled off their look perfectly. Just look at his hilarious pose and outfit.
This burly guy decided to pose as a delicate water nymph when he recreated this painting. The comparison between the two just makes it even funnier, not to mention his mustache! Sailors beware if you spot a lady like this sitting on the shore.
If the beginning of 2020 could be summed up in a picture, this would be it. Not only has she used toilet paper and Lysol to cheekily recreate this portrait, but the mask is a brilliant rendition.
With a wig made of toilet rolls instead of a white wig, the portrait is almost perfectly recreation. Imagine future generations looking back at this picture and having a giggle.
This guy is really living his best life. His recreation of Napoleon crossing the alps is hysterically funny, especially when you look at his version of a noble steed.
The best part of this recreation is this guy’s funny expression. He looks completely determined to take on the world!
Dude Looks Like A Lady
The portrait of a girl with pearl earrings is one of the Getty museum’s most famous portraits, and many women were eager to recreate it. Imagine the internet’s surprise when this guy posted his own version.
With his rough beard and longing look, he managed to recreate the portrait perfectly. One thing is for sure, he looks pretty goofy in this pic. He must have great confidence to post this on social media for the world to see.
They See Me Rollin’
Back in the day, frills and ruffles were a status symbol. It, therefore, seems pretty fitting that someone would use toilet paper to replace then in a recreation.
With some Christmas tinsel, some scarves, and a backward gown, the look was completed perfectly. Those toilet rolls really do complete this hilarious look!