Quarantine, Art-History-Style: Recreate Classic Artwork

If you’ve been on social media in the past few hours (come on, we know you have), you’ve most likely been discouraged by more coronavirus news. Unless, that is, you follow Covid Classics on Instagram.

Ran by four roommates who “love art” and are quarantined “indefinitely,” Covid Classics (@covidclassics) will bring some much-needed cheerful, art-historical content to your feed. With just the objects in their home, some photography skills, and some creativity, they’re recreating classic artworks, one by one.

Covid Classics recreates Grant Wood’s American Gothic, featured in our fifth-grade curriculum.

And they’re not the only ones. Across the country (and heck, most likely the world), people–from young adults to parents and children–are recreating classic works of art while staying at home. We’re thrilled by the trend, and are looking forward to potentially recreating some artworks ourselves (stay tuned on that front!). Meanwhile, if you’ve been recreating works of art, feel free to share those images–we want to see how creative you get!

Covid Classics recreates Whistler’s Artist’s Mother, featured in our kindergarten curriculum.
Covid Classics recreates Vermeer’s The Milkmaid, featured in our third-grade curriculum.
Covid Classics recreates Jan Van Eyck’s Arnolfini Portrait, featured in our sixth-grade curriculum.

Even if we have to stay home, that doesn’t mean that our artistic sides can’t be active. Stay safe, Art Docent Program family…and feel free to use this time to let your creativity blossom.

Follow Covid Classics on Instagram for ideas!

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