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Toronto's Newest Trend Has People Turning Themselves Into Famous Paintings From The AGO

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Ontario Associate Editor
Toronto's Newest Trend Has People Turning Themselves Into Famous Paintings From The AGO

Since strolling through your favourite gallery is a no-go right now, people are coming up with creative ways to get their artwork fill. Ontarians are turning themselves into famous paintings and the results are Picasso-worthy. If you've always dreamed of becoming the subject of a famous portrait, then here's your chance. The AGO's art at home challenge has people recreating paintings in the best way possible.

Start practicing your most portrait-worthy expressions, because you can turn yourself into a popular piece from the AGO with this new challenge.

Galleries and museums across the world are encouraging people to imitate famous works of art as part of a stay at home challenge.

The Getty Museum in Los Angeles put out the challenge over Twitter, asking people to recreate a work of art with three objects around the house.

Now, people around the world are sharing hilarious and impressive images of their takes on popular paintings.

Creative recreations of works from Toronto's AGO are popping up on social media as Ontarians take part in the artsy challenge.

Some impressive renditions include "Habitant With Blue Touque And Pipe" and "Henry VIII." 

One woman recreated a very relatable portrait of the Lady of Shalott, captioning it with, "'I am half sick of lockdown.”

Other notable creations from around the world include a focaccia version of "The Scream" and the "Persistence Of Time" recreated with breakfast items.

Images are being shared with the hashtags #gettymuseumchallenge, #artathome, #AGOfromhome, and #museumfromhome. 

However, this isn't the only challenge that Ontarians have picked up while staying at home. 

The CN Tower has challenged people to a similar creative endeavour.

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

Bring your favourite artwork to life, quite literally, by remaking it in your own home!

AGO From Home

Price: Free

Address: 317 Dundas St. W., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Use your time in isolation to recreate one of your favourite masterpieces at home.

    Madeline Forsyth
    Ontario Associate Editor
    Madeline Forsyth is an Associate Editor for Narcity Canada’s Ontario Desk focused on Toronto restaurants and is based in Toronto, Ontario.
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