It’s no secret that much of the world is now in lockdown in an effort to flatten the curve of Covid-19. While temporarily staying in isolation can help stop the pandemic, it doesn’t come without its side effects of boredom. While you’re endlessly browsing through the internet from the comfort of your home, you should definitely check out Изоизоляция | Izoizolyacia, this Russian Facebook group has found a wonderful way to fight off isolation boredom. Moreover, they’ve found a way to bring people together through art. It has been said that art imitates life, but you’re about to see that life can also imitate art until it becomes it.
#1 You’re gonna hear me roar
Tiger in a Tropical Storm by Henri Rousseau is perfect for the nature lovers out there, especially if you’re starting to experience cabin fever. We’ve got an easy life hack for you. Recreate it at home. Problem solved.
#2 Kitty Art
That moment when you’re self-quarantining and you discover that you’re cat has massive modeling potential. The original Baroque-style painting called Danae was painted by Rembrandt. The masterpiece dates all the way back to 1636 and revolves around the mythological story of Danae and Zeus, the god of lightning.
#3 Tangerine Ballerina
This ballet dancer made a beautiful representation of this work of art. Even the way her skirt flows is similar to that of the painting. This fierce artwork is titled Passion of Dance by Richard Young.
#4 Spot the Difference
We dare you to spot the difference between these two images – you’ll never be able to guess. American artist, Gertrude Abercrombie produced this feline-inspired work of art called Three Cats in the year 1956.
#5 Woman In The Window
The Woman at the Window was created by Vasily Andreevich Tropinin. What are the odds that the woman who reenacted it had the exact same dress?
#6 A Mother’s Love
Maternal Affection by Hugues Merle depicts a serene moment of motherly love. Both the classic masterpiece and 21st reenactment simply exude a profound type of love that cannot be expressed in words.
#7 This Is You
Princess Tarakanova was known in history to be a pretender to the Russian throne. However, the way the painting was recreated by this girl conveys a completely different message – this is you trying to not go crazy in isolation. Actually, this is all of us right now.
#8 Retro summer
Iranian artist, Afarin Sajedi, has made his mark in the art industry with his spellbindingly quirky depictions of the human face. The similarities between the makeup, clothes, accessories, and even the shoulders of this recreation are so striking that we’re convinced this is the actual girl in the painting.
#9 Pandora’s Box
Pandora Opening the Golden Box by John William Waterhouse was painted in 1903. This beautiful painting symbolizes the myth of Pandora opening the forbidden box, unleashing evil onto the world. Hello, 2020. Did Pandora open another box this year? Because someone needs to find her and tell her to close it right now.
#10 Both paintings?
If we didn’t know any better, we would say that both of these images are paintings. The original work of art, titled Muses, was created by Ichiro Tsuruta. The insanely talented artist is famous for his Modern and Contemporary Asian masterpieces.
#11 Girl With A Pearl Earring
One of Johannes Vermeer’s most famous works of art is now available in horse version.
#12 The Hug
Dorothea Tanning rose to fame thanks to her emotion-evoking surrealist paintings. Now the people of the 21st Century are rising to fame thanks to their recreation skills of famous artworks.
#13 Art X Meow
Pablo Picasso is a Spanish painter who needs no introduction. His masterpiece called Female Acrobat has successfully been translated into a feline version. It may look slightly unsettling, but we can’t argue with the fact that the cat’s imitation of art is on point. Good job, kitty.
#14 No lake, no problem
Grandfather Mazay and the Hares is based on Russian folklore, but now it has been transformed into a quarantine masterpiece. The makeshift lake and rabbits take the crown on this piece of art. Aren’t those the cutest towels you’ve ever seen?
#15 To Egypt
It’s the return of the great ancient Egyptian queen, Nefertiti. She may be looking for her husband, Akhenaten. Can you feel the art and history of Egyptian pharaohs just radiating from both of these images? We are loving that sharp side profile.
#16 Drowning in Netflix and snacks
John Everett Millais created this beautiful painting of Ophelia. The solemn masterpiece is one of the most famous illustrations from Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet. The girl in the painting is calmly floating in a river and flowers. In contrast, the 21st-century version of this masterpiece is drowning in Netflix and snacks, and we can totally relate.
Francine Van Hove knows what it’s like when you just need to have a drink with your best friend before you face your problems head-on. Just look at how she depicted it perfectly with her Trinquons masterpiece. Are you drinking your feelings like these four?
#18 Shoe Galore
Alyonushka by Viktor Vasnetsov portrays a girl in deep contemplation as she rests her head on her knees and stares into space. However, during quarantine, some people don’t like staring into the distance. Some would just rather stare at their shoe collection. We get it.
#19 Sail The Seven Seas
Choose your ship: Life-size and wooden or cute and made of Lego?
#20 All Saviors
This modern day take on this religious masterpiece, the Last Supper, has the power to tug at your heartstrings. Shoutout to all the front liners out there who are helping save the world from the pandemic. You’re all our saviors.
#21 Toilet Paper
Haven’t you heard? In some parts of the world, toilet paper is the new currency. In which case, these people must be extremely rich. Also, if the original artwork looks familiar to you in a cinematic way rather than in an impressionist manner, you’re right, it’s inspired by Luc Besson’s 1994 hit film, Léon: The Professional.
#22 Pomeranian drawn carriage
This guy is making sure his precious Pomeranian pup gets that daily dose of cardio exercises. Go, puppy, go!
Step aside, Black Swans. We predict a blossoming ballet career in this cat’s future.
#24 Care for a drink?
That detailed body paint is the epitome of true dedication to the arts. Everything from the colors and props is extremely similar to the real thing. This man means business.
#25 Post drink sleepiness
Nicholas Alm’s Drinking Sisters has transcended generations with its realistic take on some people’s version of sisterhood and bonding.
#26 René Magritte La Bonne Aventure
Painted in 1937 by famous Surrealist artist, René Magritte, this masterpiece gets a 21st Century makeover, courtesy of this artistic doggo. It’s okay, we laughed too.
#27 Inganni ed illusion
Italian artist, Lisandro Rota, lets his imagination take flight with this quirky work of art that conveys a message of deception and illusion. Based on its live action remake, we can only imagine that this is all of us, trying to cheat the weighing scale while we eat our feelings during the quarantine. We’re all guilty.
#28 Head of Medusa
Gian Lorenzo Bernini worked true magic on this spine-chilling depiction of Medusa’s iconic snake mane. No need to worry though, because the girl on the left isn’t the formidable character from Greek Mythology. She’s just rocking her natural curls like a boss.
Sergei Cherkasov’s magnificent oil painting has been brought to life by this woman, clad in her little black dress and stilettos. We’re glad to know that we aren’t the only ones who get all dolled up during the lockdown just to sit on the floor like this.
#30 Spanish Woman
This poignant piece by Kes Van Dongen translates beautifully into a live action interpretation. We would like to know what kind of face paint that is, and how many hours this took to complete.
#31 Natural Encounters
This thought-provoking piece by Rene Magritte is a transcendental masterpiece that can create a wave of different interpretations…like this one, made with hairdryers…
#32 The Scream
Whether you’re an art aficionado or not, you have most likely seen or heard of this legendary painting by Edvard Munch. Here it is in kitchen utensil form. We like it.
#33 Story Time
Rotov K.P.’s illustration jumps right out of the storybook and straight into our world. It couldn’t get more accurate than this. The resemblance is uncanny.