A Real Woman Imitates The Painting Of A Woman Having Tea
A Real Woman Imitates The Painting Of A Woman Having Tea A Dog Is Made To Look Like A Portrait Of A Person A Person Imitates A Painting Of The Madonna And Baby Jesus Toy Model Dinosaurs Interpret Ancient Greek Statue Plaster Cast Person In Costume Imitates T.rex

Imitation is the Highest Form of Flattery

  • Art

You might have seen that imitating beloved art—with what you can find around the house—is all the rage during this time of sheltering in place. The Springfield Museums invite you to follow suit and share the results using:  #AtTheMuseums!

Meantime, here are some examples from our staff:

A real woman imitates the painting of a woman having tea

Laura Cienciwa, Art & History Docent Program Coordinator, interprets Studio Tea, 1888, by Julian Alden Weir (American, 1852 – 1919) on display in the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts.

 

A dog is made to look like a portrait of a person

Kris Ludwig, Manager of Exhibition Services for the Springfield Museums, with the help of Jane, interprets Portrait of Marcel Duchamp, c. 1925 by Florine Stettheimer (American, 1871-1944) in the collection of the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts.

 

a person imitates a painting of the Madonna and baby Jesus

Kris and Jane also interpreted Madonna and Child, 16th century by Giovanni Antonio Licinio da Pordenone, on display in the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts.

 

toy model dinosaurs interpret ancient Greek statue plaster cast

Ross Moller, Spark!Lab Educator, interpreted the plaster cast Laocoön Group, after Agesander, Athanadoros and Polydoros of Rhodes (Greek, active 2nd century B.C.E.) which is displayed in the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum.

 

Person in costume imitates T.rex

Sarah Gogal, Springfield Museums Exhibitions Preparator, re-considered the T. rex in the Springfield Science Museum, Dinosaur Hall.

Join the interpretive fun and post your images with the hashtag #AtTheMuseums.