Many of the greatest art pieces in the history of art were in some form influenced by another great art piece, while that other art piece was influenced by yet another. You get the point: art influences art, art creates more art. If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, consider these famous paintings very flattered, for even to this day, they keep having an influence over new artists.

An artist and her muse dog Finnegan, or Finn, for short, were like many others when lockdowns came: the uncertainty and boredom really inspired them to do something creative and fun to pass the time. And when the Getty Museum issued a challenge to recreate famous art pieces with one's own original means, the duo answered to this challenge in full. Even 2 years later, they're still going at it!

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Whistler’s Mother, 1871 By James Mcneill Whistler vs. Whistler’s Mother, 2022

Whistler’s Mother, 1871 By James Mcneill Whistler vs. Whistler’s Mother, 2022

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-mafīafrog-
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1 month ago

This one I would totally buy if I had money :D💀

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Here's how Eliza introduced herself, her dog, and their mission: "I'm Eliza Reinhardt and my dog is Finnegan (Finn for short) - we are originally from Iowa, but we're currently living in Texas! I'm a painter by trade and when the pandemic hit I was laid off of my jobs so I was going to just paint at home, but Finn wanted to 'help' me. I needed to come up with a project that he could be included in so I saw that the Met and Getty Museum were doing this challenge as a way to keep people involved in the museum/online collection! We did one and both of us loved it so we never really stopped. (we've done almost 450 now). Finn is a working breed (Australian shepherd) so he takes these photos as his 'job.'"

#2

Salome With The Head Of Saint John The Baptist, First Half Of 16th Century By Bernardino Luini, vs. Safinn With The Head Of Saint Eliza The Baptist, 2022

Salome With The Head Of Saint John The Baptist, First Half Of 16th Century By Bernardino Luini, vs. Safinn With The Head Of Saint Eliza The Baptist, 2022

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jjdubs W
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1 month ago

Whoa

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#3

Girl With A Pearl Earring, 1665 By Jan Vermeer, vs. Girl With A Pearl Earring, 2022

Girl With A Pearl Earring, 1665 By Jan Vermeer, vs. Girl With A Pearl Earring, 2022

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MarmotArchivist
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1 month ago

Who wore it better?

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Though it may look like a joke, it takes time to set up a good shot. And the process is constantly evolving. "Maybe a year ago it would take me anywhere from 4-8+ hours to do these, but because we've done so many I kind of have a hang of it so it moves a bit quicker! I can usually get them done in under 3 hours if I'm lucky - there are some days when it takes 4+ but that would be because it's really big or because my day is really busy (I work full-time on top of doing these + running my Etsy shop + being Finn's full-time mother, hahahah)."

#4

The Man With The Glacier Eye, 1928 By Dörte Clara Wolff vs. The Man With The Glacier Eye, 2021

The Man With The Glacier Eye, 1928 By Dörte Clara Wolff vs. The Man With The Glacier Eye, 2021

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Boreddd🇺🇦
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1 month ago

The one in 2021 is made by Wolf

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#5

Head Of A Skeleton With A Burning Cigarette, 1886 By Van Gogh vs. Head Of A Skeleton With A Burning Joint, 2022

Head Of A Skeleton With A Burning Cigarette, 1886 By Van Gogh vs. Head Of A Skeleton With A Burning Joint, 2022

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Sal Salsafiyya
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1 month ago

where is finn?

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"In the beginning I would look through collections every morning and pick, but we've done 450 different ones now so I have to be a bit more selective. I went to art school and I try and do artists I love or works that draw me in, I'm not too interested in doing works that don't speak to me because that takes the fun out of it. For the past year and a half I've been focusing on works by women - trying to share their stories, share their works and give them the credits that they probably didn't get back in the times of white male artists dominating the art world!"

#6

Saturn, 1636 By Rubens vs. Saturn, 2022

Saturn, 1636 By Rubens vs. Saturn, 2022

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DaShaun Trosper
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1 month ago

What is the original about?!?!?!?!

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#7

Et Lille Barn, S.d. By Lilli Lundsteen vs. A Small Child, 2021

Et Lille Barn, S.d. By Lilli Lundsteen vs. A Small Child, 2021

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Chinmayee Kalghatgi
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1 month ago

The child and the dog look adorable

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Once you do something enough times, you tend to get better, and these painting recreations are no different in this regard. "I've gotten pretty good at it over the past two years, I have a select arsenal of items that I go back to and I kind of have a hang of how to do it most efficiently. I will just use things I have around the house, clothes, things from my studio, linens, etc. I've gotten pretty crafty and also will paint backgrounds or props if need be! Finn is incredible, as a working breed they need a job in order to feel like they have accomplished a 'task' in their day. He works so hard to please me and will do absolutely anything. He's outstanding as a dog, but also the breed is just incredible!"

#8

Self Portrait, 1888 By Vincent Van Gogh vs. Self Portrait, 2022

Self Portrait, 1888 By Vincent Van Gogh vs. Self Portrait, 2022

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kallee the frog
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1 month ago

thats like, scary

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#9

The Starry Night, 1889 By Vincent Van Gogh vs. The Starry Night, 2022

The Starry Night, 1889 By Vincent Van Gogh vs. The Starry Night, 2022

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Vasha
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1 month ago

very fun. took we a minute to find the dog

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#10

Operários, 1933 By Tarsila Do Amaral vs. Workers, 2022

Operários, 1933 By Tarsila Do Amaral vs. Workers, 2022

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Sue Lynn Chan
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1 month ago

Where's human?

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#11

Carrés Magiques Tapestry, Ca. 1979 By Sonia Delaunay vs. Tapestry 💛💙, 2022

Carrés Magiques Tapestry, Ca. 1979 By Sonia Delaunay vs. Tapestry 💛💙, 2022

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LMW
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1 month ago

The doggo looms like he is wearing a diaper...hilarious 😂

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#12

Liten Flicka Som Lyssnar I En Telefonlur, S.d. By Jenny Nyström vs. Little - Ish Girl Listening To A Telephone, 2021

Liten Flicka Som Lyssnar I En Telefonlur, S.d. By Jenny Nyström vs. Little - Ish Girl Listening To A Telephone, 2021

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Reese
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1 month ago

i love the dog as a telophone

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#13

Death And Life, 1911 By Gustav Klimt vs. Death And Life, 2021

Death And Life, 1911 By Gustav Klimt vs. Death And Life, 2021

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-mafīafrog-
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1 month ago

It's a game of Where's Doggo?

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#14

Frühlingsbouquet Mit Anemonen, Mimosen Und Narzissen In Einer Blauen Vase, 1965 By Gerhild Diesner vs. Spring Bouquet With Anemone, Mimosa And Daffodils In A Blue Vase, 2022

Frühlingsbouquet Mit Anemonen, Mimosen Und Narzissen In Einer Blauen Vase, 1965 By Gerhild Diesner vs. Spring Bouquet With Anemone, Mimosa And Daffodils In A Blue Vase, 2022

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Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
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1 month ago

This is wonderfully done! I love how she's incorporated dog toys and what appear to be dog treats in the recreated image.

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#15

Brunnhilde, S.d. By Susan Herbert vs. Brunnhilde, 2021

Brunnhilde, S.d. By Susan Herbert vs. Brunnhilde, 2021

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Geeki Nikki
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1 month ago

Just need a dog tail

#16

Self Portrait, S.d. By Constance Mayer vs. Self Portrait, 2022

Self Portrait, S.d. By Constance Mayer vs. Self Portrait, 2022

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kallee the frog
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1 month ago

slayy

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#17

One Black Cat, 1964 By Maud Lewis vs. One Black Cat, 2022

One Black Cat, 1964 By Maud Lewis vs. One Black Cat, 2022

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GSMountainWolf
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1 month ago

Hehe, I love the dog in the second one

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#18

L’espagnole, S.d. By Jacqueline Marval vs. The Eliza, 2022

L’espagnole, S.d. By Jacqueline Marval vs. The Eliza, 2022

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Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
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1 month ago

Such a fund and creative idea to use the dog as her hair.

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#19

Putting Up Her Hair, 1891 By Lucy Lee Robins vs. Putting Up Her Hair, 2021

Putting Up Her Hair, 1891 By Lucy Lee Robins vs. Putting Up Her Hair, 2021

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Ɔ~ã~Ⓡ~ș~Ȭ~ɴ
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1 month ago

AWWW THE DOGE IN THE MIRRRORRR

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#20

The False Mirror, 1929 By René Magritte vs. The False Mirror, 2022

The False Mirror, 1929 By René Magritte vs. The False Mirror, 2022

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GSMountainWolf
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1 month ago

THE. DOG. IS. SOOOO. CUTE.

#21

Windless Day, 1967 By Anna Günter vs. Windless Day, 2021

Windless Day, 1967 By Anna Günter vs. Windless Day, 2021

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Mariah Noel
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1 month ago

Omg the lil dog nipples!

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#22

Helianthus Annuus, 1772-1782 By Mary Delaney vs. Great Sunflower, 2022

Helianthus Annuus, 1772-1782 By Mary Delaney vs. Great Sunflower, 2022

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jjdubs W
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1 month ago

Even zoomed in I can't find the hooman!

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#23

Power Of Death, 1889-1890 By William Holbrook Beard vs. Power Of Death, 2022

Power Of Death, 1889-1890 By William Holbrook Beard vs. Power Of Death, 2022

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Viola Yarrow
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1 month ago

I have the shark at home!

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#24

Dance Of The Little Swans, S.d. By Dance Of The Little Swans, S.d. Dance Of The Little Finns, 2022 Susan Herbert vs. Dance Of The Little Finns, 2022

Dance Of The Little Swans, S.d. By Dance Of The Little Swans, S.d. Dance Of The Little Finns, 2022 Susan Herbert vs. Dance Of The Little Finns, 2022

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Lady Death~
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1 month ago

aww

#25

Portrait Of Bianca Lucia Aliprandi, Ca. 1602 By Lavinia Fontana vs. Portrait Of Fiannca Aliprandi, 2022

Portrait Of Bianca Lucia Aliprandi, Ca. 1602 By Lavinia Fontana vs. Portrait Of Fiannca Aliprandi, 2022

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Shelli LotusFlower
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1 month ago

The creative use of everyday materials is on point…also Finn!

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#26

Black Vase With Flowers, 2010 By Mary Fedden vs. Black Vase With Flowers, 2022

Black Vase With Flowers, 2010 By Mary Fedden vs. Black Vase With Flowers, 2022

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-mafīafrog-
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1 month ago

Took me a minute to find doggo and human 😂

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#27

Flora, 1588 By Giuseppe Arcimboldo vs. Flora, 2022

Flora, 1588 By Giuseppe Arcimboldo vs. Flora, 2022

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Reese
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1 month ago

wheres the dog

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#28

Peasant Woman With Dark Bonnet, 1885 By Vincent Van Gogh vs. Peasant Woman With Dark Bonnet, 2022

Peasant Woman With Dark Bonnet, 1885 By Vincent Van Gogh vs. Peasant Woman With Dark Bonnet, 2022

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Gabby M
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1 month ago

Who is doing this photography and how HIGH UP is that person lol

#29

Autoportrait, 1887 By Vincent Van Gogh vs. Self-Portrait, 2021

Autoportrait, 1887 By Vincent Van Gogh vs. Self-Portrait, 2021

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just a nerd
Community Member
1 month ago

awwwwww

#30

Open Window, Collioure, 1905 By Henri Matisse vs. Open Window, 2022

Open Window, Collioure, 1905 By Henri Matisse vs. Open Window, 2022

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Loki’s Lil Butter Knife
Community Member
1 month ago

I love all of the gorgeous, vibrant colours in this one.

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