If you haven’t been baking bread (yeast sales are up 475%) or making a mini-museum for your gerbils or gecko, you may be immersing yourself in art.
Many of us have been immersing ourselves in virtual tours of museums, studying great art, and others have become art.
Thousands of recreations of art, done at home, have been posted on line. Many of the works have been skillfully crafted by staff members of the Rijksmuseum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Louvre, the Getty and the Hermitage.
The Getty Museum in Los Angeles has challenged art lovers to recreate artworks using three things that are lying around the house.
The practice of creating dramatic scenes, known as tableau vivant or living picture, dates back to the 1700s. The art of tableau vivant is still practiced in Laguna Beach, California every year at the Pageant of the Masters, where residents dress up to recreate famous works of art.
Inspiring Fine Art at VFA
Being inspired by works of art is our constant motivation at the Vertu Fine Art Gallery. Many of the works in our gallery would make wonderful living pictures (that’s not a challenge, just a thought).
Art takes us to places we may never visit, it helps us see the world from different perspectives. it gives us empathy and help us to understand people, places, times, and subjects that we might never have considered before.
Katherine J. Wu. Miniature Gecko Art Gallery Premieres on the Heels of Viral London Gerbil Museum. Smithsonian Magazine. April 17, 2020.
Katy Kelleher. Art Recreation Is the Only Good Instagram Challenge. The New York Times. April 17, 2020.
Sam Anderson. The Surreal Fine-Art Spectacle in Laguna Beach. The New York Times Magazine. September 12, 2014.