Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery…

April 22, 2020  |   Local
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Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery Variations of this proverbial expression can be found in writings of Jeremy Collier (1650-1726) and André Dacier (1651-1722), Eustace Budgell (1686-1737), and Charles Caleb Colton (1777-1832), and Oscar Wilde (1854-1900).

And so it goes as life imitates art!

Inspired by Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles launched a popular quarantine social media challenge. In brief, anyone can participate by recreating favorite art pieces using three or more household objects.

The challenge has drawn a massive response from around the world. With many stuck at home due to social distancing, it’s time to get creative, and not just with what we have in our pantries, but with any and everything else we suddenly find ourselves locked indoors with.

Well, have fun by checking out these amusing but impressive reinterpretations of great works of art.

Below are a few images from Des Moines, taken in previous years. Engage with us, choose your favorite public art work, find three things around your house, and recreate the public art with those items!