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Russia: People recreate famous artworks during lockdown02:03

Russia: People recreate famous artworks during lockdown

Russian Federation, Different locations
April 1, 2020 at 11:47 GMT -00:00 · Published

As many countries worldwide have introduced strict measures to stem the spread of the coronavirus, locking down cities and drastically limiting free movement, millions of people are looking for creative ways to spend time in self-isolation.

Some Russians have started using hashtag #изоизоляция on social networks to post pictures where they attempt to recreate paintings and scenes from well-known artworks.

For instance, one person recreated Boris Kustodiev’s "Merchant's wife at tea" (1918) by replacing the original version’s watermelon with buckwheat and wearing a necklace made of toilet paper, evidently because these two items are popular among Russians during times of crisis.

In another work, the bears in Ivan Shishkin's "Morning in a Pine Forest" (1889) have been replaced with a group of friends.

Most regions of Russia have imposed some form of lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus

On Wednesday, the total number of COVID-19 cases in Russia rose to 2,777. Twenty-four people have died from the virus, according to official figures.

Russia: People recreate famous artworks during lockdown02:03
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As many countries worldwide have introduced strict measures to stem the spread of the coronavirus, locking down cities and drastically limiting free movement, millions of people are looking for creative ways to spend time in self-isolation.

Some Russians have started using hashtag #изоизоляция on social networks to post pictures where they attempt to recreate paintings and scenes from well-known artworks.

For instance, one person recreated Boris Kustodiev’s "Merchant's wife at tea" (1918) by replacing the original version’s watermelon with buckwheat and wearing a necklace made of toilet paper, evidently because these two items are popular among Russians during times of crisis.

In another work, the bears in Ivan Shishkin's "Morning in a Pine Forest" (1889) have been replaced with a group of friends.

Most regions of Russia have imposed some form of lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus

On Wednesday, the total number of COVID-19 cases in Russia rose to 2,777. Twenty-four people have died from the virus, according to official figures.

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