This blog post might seem off-topic to some, but it is not. Why? As Picasso said in the above mentioned quote: Art has a therapeutic element, which we need especially in the current situation.
Art and COVID-19
We already saw that the COVID-19 crisis fostered art and creativity on social media, like the singing flash mobs in Italy and the police of Vienna playing “I´m from Austria” from their car´s loudspeakers, both to show solidarity in difficult times of social distancing.
The challenge “Between Art & Quarantaine” started on the 14th March on Instagram, went viral and spread to Twitter and Facebook. It´s popularity was fostered due to the fact that the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and the J. Paul Getty Museum in L.A. encouraged their social media user to participate.
The Most Wanted:
Vermeer´s “Girl with a Pearl Earring”
Johannes Vermeer´s oil painting “Girl with a Pearl Earring” (1665) was the first reproduced artwork and became the most popular within the challenge.
Here is my interpretation:
The Large Piece of Turf by Albrecht Dürer (1503)
The best about such challenges is that you do not need to be a skilled artist to participate and that they are great fun. Try it ;P
P. s. here some inspiration for those who want to participate in the challenge.