Monday, September 14, 2020

Tuesday Treasures

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September 2020 - Toronto ON

I was at the AGO, Art Gallery of Ontario, last week. These banners were hanging outside. 

People are spending their time indoors transforming themselves (and willing participants) into famous paintings, from Michelangelo's The Creation of Adam to Edvard Munch's iconic The Scream. Toilet paper neck ruffles, tangled laptop chargers and even four-legged friends are all being used as makeshift props.

All the originals hang in the AGO.

" 'I am half sick of shadows,' said The Lady of Shalott" (Alfred, Lord Tennyson, The Lady of Shalott, Part II)
Artist - John William Waterhouse 1915

Portrait of Henry VIII (1491-1547; reigned 1509-47)
Artist - Circle of Hans Holbein, the younger 

Isaac Abrahamsz. Massa
Artist - Frans Hals 1626

Marchesa Casati
Artist - Augustus John 1919

Artist - James Tissot 1878

Portrait of a Lady with a Lap Dog
Artist - Rembrandt 1663


  1. These are fantastic! I have seen a few online. Lovely to see such creativity.

  2. ...what a fun post. I like the Isaac Abrahamsz. Massa Artist-Frans Hals 1626 best! Thanks Jackie for joining the party!

  3. A fascinating series here! Love it!
    Thank you for joining us at

  4. So funny. These are all good, but Isaac Abrahamsz is genus :)

  5. People are so inventive. Great comparisons. :)

  6. What interesting images. Reminds me of the Pageant of the Masters they used to have when I lived in California. People acted out famous paintings in still life. - Margy

  7. How clever. Loved this post. Hugs, Eileen

  8. What a hoot! I love these so much.

    Your link at 'My Corner of the World' is greatly appreciated!! I'm glad to see you this week!

  9. These were both clever and stunning. Some were better than others, and the Frans Hals lookalike is a hoot.


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