“We challenge you to recreate a work of art with objects (and people) in your home,” declared the Getty Museum across their social media accounts in late March. “Choose your favourite artwork. Find three things lying around your house. Recreate the artwork with those items. And share with us.”
And a socially-distanced world responded to the challenge set by the Los Angeles museum, posting recreated artworks of all genres and eras.
Some are impressively realistic. Others, not so much. Many are hilarious.
Here at Eternity, we’ve combed through these posts (we know … some days on the job are tougher than others!) and pulled out those with biblical themes for our readers’ enjoyment.
The only question we’re asking is: where are the artistic re-enactments from our prominent Australian Christians? Surely they aren’t going to miss this opportunity to share the gospel with others, are they?
The Creation of Adam
Recreation of Michelangelo’s depiction of The Creation of Adam from the Sistine Chapel. Original artwork inspired by the biblical account in Genesis 1 and 2.
The beheading of John the Baptist
Recreation of Salome Bearing the Head of St. John the Baptist by Guido Reni. Original artwork inspired by the biblical account in Matthew 14, Mark 6 and Luke 9:1-17.
Mary and Jesus
Recreation of Madonna and Child by the artist known as Master of St. Cecilia, dated from 1290–1295. Original artwork inspired by biblical story in Matthew 1–2 and Luke 2.
(Please note: we’re aware that this image of Jesus being re-enacted by a french bulldog may cause offence to some Eternity readers. However, we note that the image was actually posted to the account of Penny, a french bulldog, who is perhaps making a theological point about Jesus being the redeemer of all creation? Benefit of the doubt on this one, we think).
The Tree of Life
A recreation of The Tree of Life by artist Ignacio de Ries. Original artwork inspired by the biblical passage in Genesis 2:8-9.
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15a Obra *Pista La obra está expuesta en la catedral de Segovia y forma parte de una serie de seis piezas. No dudéis en visitarla si pasáis por allí. 1-Título: 2-Autor: 3-Año: 4-Estilo Artístico: A ver quién lo resuelve antes. Alumnos y ex-alumnos primero. Quien sepa y quiera participar, también puede hacerlo. Pd: No olvidéis dar besos, abrazos y decir cosas bonitas a quienes queréis y muchas veces. #colegiomedallamilagrosatoledo #retoartistico #educacionplastica #educacionplasticayvisual #elarteeslomejor #gettymuseumchallenge
The Last Supper
Recreation of The Last Supper by artist Leonardo da Vinci. Original artwork inspired by the biblical story in Matthew 26:17–30, Mark 14:12–26, Luke 22:7–39 and John 13:1–17:26.
Recreation of The Annunciation by artist Dieric Bouts. Original artwork inspired by the biblical account in Luke 1:26–38.
Planing a biblical art recreation of your own? Please let us know and we will add it to the story!