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Art In The Time of Corona
A collection of famous art masterpieces both classical and modern recreated during the corona virus lockdown and beyond, using costumes, props, and "found" items.
Date(s): January 3, 2021. Album by Cheralyn Lambeth. Photos by Cheralyn Lambeth. 1 - 24 of 52 Total. 1 Visits.
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"Spring (Jeanne)," Edouard Manet, 1881
Inspired by the Getty Museum Art Challenge, this piece was quickly recreated with items found around the house.

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"Self Portrait, Yawning," Joseph Ducreux, 1783
Another Getty-inspired recreation

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"Mona Lisa," Leonarda da Vinci, 1517
One of the most famous paintings in art history, this one was a definite choice for the collection

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"Girl With Pearl Earring," Johannes Vermeer, 1665
Another well-known and simple portrait quickly created from items found around the house

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"Arrangement in Grey & Black No 1," James McNeill Whistler
Better known as "Whistler's Mother," this 1871 painting was another easy recreation made with "found" items. The cap was created from a pinned pillowcase.

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"George Washington After the Battle of Princeton," 1779
Painted by Charles Willson Peale, this recreation photo was actually taken on the battlefield at Yorktown.  Photo assist, Richard Siebigteroth and Cynthia Hardesty

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"The Crystal Ball," Jon William Waterhouse, 1902
Suggestion of Natalie M. Kurczewski

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"Allegory of Vanity,"  Trophime Bigot, 1630
Multiple "found" items went into the creation of this piece, including "Ed" the skull, courtesy of Tina McSwain/Charlotte Area Paranormal Society

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"The Scream," Edvard Munch, 1893
During lockdown, it was definitely a challenge to find an open public bridge on which to take this photo.

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"Cherubs from the Sistine Madonna," Raphael
This masterpiece was created by Raphael (Sanzio) between 1513 and 1514; the reproduction here is the first in the gallery to feature more than one subject in the photo.

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"Magdalene With the Smoking Flame," Georges de  la Tour 1640

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"The Last Supper," Leonardo da Vinci, 1498
One of the gallery favorites, this piece was recreated (appropriately enough) over Easter weekend 2020. Each pose was individually photographed and then stitched together in editing.

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"The Farewell of Telemachus & Eucharis," Jacques-Louis David
Another artwork from the Getty Museum, the reproduction of this 1818 painting was created in the same manner as The Last Supper. Suggestion of David Skirmont.

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"Hand With Reflecting Sphere," M.C. Escher, 1935
Also known as "Self-Portrait in Spherical Mirror," this piece was recreated using a gazing ball from the backyard garden. Suggestion of Alan Chafin.

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"Washington Crossing the Delaware," Emanuel Leutze, 1851
By far the best and most elaborate piece in the gallery, this recreation was constructed in the same manner as The Last Supper, taking each pose individually and stitching them together in digital editing.  Suggestion of Richard Siebigteroth.

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"Portrait of the Hon. Elizabeth Booth," Francis Coates Jones
This 1769 painting currently hangs in the Mint Museum in Charlotte, NC, and has always been a personal favorite.

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"The Persistence of Memory," Salvador Dali, 1931
This piece was created on the kitchen table using a combination of made items (the clocks, painted on fabric and cut from posterboard) and found objects including a bedsheet, fabric, and a stick/pebbles from the back yard. Suggestion of Stasi Betts.

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"Freefall," Helene Frankenthaler, 1992
This contemporary piece was recreated using various colors of fabric hanging from a door. Suggestion of Laura Haywood-Cory.

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In the Style of Jackson Pollack
While not a recreation of a specific Pollack work, this piece was created digitally to capture the artist's iconic style.

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"Portrait of Suzanne Le Pelletier de Saint Fargeau,"1804
Another work by Jacques Louis-David. Suggestion of David Skirmont.

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"Love Letter to Levi-Strauss," Gina Gilmour, 1976
Hanging in the North Carolina Museum of Art, this work was created by a fellow North Carolinian.  Suggestion of Roxie Ray.

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"Flaming June," Sir Frederic Leighton, 1895
Suggestion of Jess Elliott

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"American Gothic," Grant Wood, 1930
This photo is the second attempt at recreating this iconic work, this time using an actual pitchfork (on loan from Val Baker). Shot on location at Historic Rosedale, Charlotte NC; photo assist, Jennifer DeVoll.

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"When the Blue Evening Slowly Falls," Frank Bramley, 1909
Suggestion of Natalie M. Kurczewski

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