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Recreating famous paintings at home

Now that museums and art galleries are closed in most countries, there's a growing movement to recreate famous paintings at home and post them on Instagram. Some are amazingly close to the original, while others are just plain silly, but all of them are bursting with creativity. How about choosing your favorite masterpiece and having a go yourself? Just don't forget to add the hashtag #tussenkunstenquarantaine.

The National Museum of Amsterdam is now archiving posts from around the world: https://www.instagram.com/tussenkunstenquarantaine/

And here are four roommates who love art: https://www.instagram.com/covidclassics/

Museum guide app Smartify releases free audio Museum tours

Smartify, an app that provides audio guides to museums, has released free audio guides for museums around the world. As well as the audio guides, the app is packed with information on artists and artworks.

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This could be a good place to find a painting to recreate at home and share on Instagram with the tag #tussenkunstenquarantaine.

Enjoy the Berlin Philharmonic's Digital Concert Hall, for free.

The Berliner Philharmoniker, one of the world's leading orchestras, is opening its "Digital Concert Hall" for a limited time. Now, just register as a user and you can experience the best music experience, for free. It hasn't been decided how long this offer will last, so why not check it out while you can?


New York's Metropolitan Opera House presents a new masterpiece every day

The world famous Metropolitan Opera House in New York delivers a different opera every day. The weekly schedule is posted at the bottom of the site, so check it out to see what's coming up.


They are also accepting donations to help keep opera, and the opera house going!

A virtual museum opens in Nintendo's game 'Animal Crossing: New Horizons'

M WOODS, a private art museum in Beijing, has recreated exhibitions held at the museum virtually within the Nintendo game "Animal Crossing: New Horizons" . There are also virtual exhibitions of famous artists such as Andy Warhol. Why not visit one of them?

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The official Instagram account of the M WOODS gallery

Mucha's coloring book data is now available on the web.

Mucha is one of Czech's best loved painters and illustrators from the 19th and 20th centuries, and his line drawings are now available to download. His paintings had a great influence not only on the character industry, but also on the fantasy world depicted in games and manga. You can download the line drawings from the link "Color your own Mucha", and have fun with the chidlren coloring them in, or copying them.

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Completed photos can be shared on the photo-sharing social network "Flickr".


The Van Gogh Museum of Art free coloring book data

The Van Gogh Museum has also released outlines of Van Gogh's paintings that you can download and color in.

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And if you want to check out Van Gogh's unique colors and brushstrokes, you can also view high-resolution images of the work on the site.