During these turbulent times, we at Quantum Art wanted to bring a little joy to lockdown life with our version of the popular Getty Museum Challenge…
We invited our clients, artists and social media followers all over the world to email us their contemporary “take” on a classic artwork.
Entries closed on Sunday 3rd May 2020, and the Challenge was judged by internationally acclaimed actor, Iain Glen.
Three champagne prizes (12 bottles, 6 bottles and 3 bottles) were awarded to the most creative entries, and a children’s prize – a £50 Amazon voucher to the most impressive junior entry!
First place: Jo Fox and her daughter are Waiting by Edgar Degas.
Second place: Wynn Thomas re-enacts Caravaggio’s David with the Head of Goliath….
Third place: Jill and her family create a modern-day version of The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo.
Junior Prize: Ella Thomas recreates Basket of Ribbons by Christen Brun.
BBC Arts Editor, Will Gompertz chose his two favourite entries too!
Adult Choice: Michael Angove takes on Rene Magritte’s Son of Man.
Junior Choice: Sophie and Freddie interpret Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) by David Hockney!
Thank you to everybody who participated. We were so overwhelmed with your brilliant, inspired entries and have collated them here in our Art Challenge Gallery.
First up, Tara (and her son, Sam!) take on Mr and Mrs Andrews by Thomas Gainsborough.
Johnny trying to be as supercilious as Somerset Maugham in his 1949 portrait by Graham Sutherland OM!
Amelia creates a modern day Girl with the Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer.
Tara’s sons Sam and Fred were inspired by The Card Players by Paul Cezanne.
Our artist Hazel Mountford recreates Saint Jerome Writing by Caravaggio.
Paul and Caroline take on The Awakening Conscience by William Holman Hunt.
Tessa dresses as The Treachery of Images by Renee Magritte.
In spite of our requests for no self-portraits as David, Zach Thomas could not resist……!
Peter is The Son of Man by Rene Magritte.
Solly is a 4th Century Mayan sculpture of a King. (Submitted by Jill).
Red Haired Boy by Sabina Sinko
William and Michael are the Two Children by Noel Adeney.
Meredith imitating Mater Dolorosa by Dieric Bout, with sacred hand-gel!
Our artist, Alison Rankin composes Still Life with a Goldfish Glass by Roy Lichtenstein.
Sophie plays Elizabeth Bannister by John Russell.
Our artist Marie Ange Daude recreating La Surprise by Jean Antoine Watteau.
Kate and Ed used their Jessica Brown painting as inspiration for their entry!
Whistler’s Mother (Kate!) prepares for her next Zoom meeting….
Grania interprets a Still Life by Thomas Warrender using personal keepsakes.
The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo (in the Sistine Chapel) is re-imagined as The Disinfection of Madam by Bob Colehangelo (in the Cistern Chapel). Very witty submission from Bob Colehan.
Our artist, Stiliana Alexieva, recreates one of Frida Kahlo’s iconic self portraits!
A re-imagined Lady with an Ermine by Leonardo da Vinci. (Submitted by Catherine).
A recreation of Man in a Bowler Hat by Rene Magritte. (Submitted by Catherine).
A brilliant Banksy. (submitted by @instalioth)
Our artist Vanessa Whitehouse imitating Karin And Esbjorn by Carl Larson.
And her daughter Holly as Angel Making Music by Melozzo da Forli.
Lottie is Napoleon at the St Bernard Pass by Jacques Louis David.
The Merchant’s Wife at Tea by Boris Michailowitsch Kustodiew. (submitted by the Makarenko family.)
Iryna is The Absinthe Drinker by Pablo Picasso…..
….. and Self Portrait in Medallion by Frida Kahlo.
Children Running From a Thunderstorm by Konstantin Makovsky. (submitted by the Makarenko family.)
Madonna Litta by Leonardo da Vinci, submitted by Iryna and her cat!
Vitalijus takes on The Old Guitarist by Pablo Picasso…..
….. and Theo van Gogh (brother) by Vincent van Gogh.
Before the Wedding by Firs Zhuravlev. (submitted by the Makarenko family.)
Maria recreates Johannes Vermeer’s Girl with the Pearl Earring.
Melinda is Heinrich Vogeler’s Fruhling on her daily walk!
Cristina and little Rex portraying The Child’s Bath by Mary Cassatt.
Anastasia’s on-topic attempt of Black Square by Kazimir Malevich.
Rafferty was inspired by his favourite artwork at home!
Alan mirrors Rene Magritte’s Georgette!
William & Charlie play around with Banksy’s No Ball Games.
Katharine and her little one pose as Small Cowper Madonna by Raphael.
Jane, Matthew, Madeleine and Elena (and Millie the dog!) recreate Norman Rockwell’s Coming and Going.
Nick and Lauren are The Lovers by Rene Magritte.
And Nick takes on Banksy with a lockdown twist!
Our portrait artist, Stephen Earl Rogers has a new subject -The Goldfinch by Carel Fabritius – but this time he swaps his oils for lego!
Karen takes on two art legends – Van Gogh and Banksy!
Busy key workers Charlotte and Jess have still found time to reinvent some art classics!
Emily Fairweather photographs a more modern Portrait of a Young Woman (Dutch school – unknown artist in the Royal Collection Trust).
Mike poses as Matisse’s Icarus.
Kim is Degas elegant Dancer in front of the Window!
Abigail and David are Rene Magritte Lovers II!
Raquel’s children recreate Monet’s Woman with a Parasol in their garden.
Charlotte’s daughter uses her toys to create this sweet take on Whistler’s Mother!
And even dog Whyla has got involved with her version of this painting by Alexandra Churchill!