Because of the constant blockade, the Russians are unable to visit their favourite and famous museums. They fill the gaps in their souls by recreating works of art, moving into their homes and placing them on social networks.

The Facebook group where the works are posted has become a great success. The art of imitation ranges from diligent and respectful to reckless and stupid. They are produced both by Russians and Russian speakers abroad.

Approximately 350,000 people are watching the group, which contains thousands of photos, each showing the original work and the layout made at home. The rules state that it can only use existing objects and cannot be manipulated digitally.

The collection contains a number of impressive surprises. Vitaly Fonarev has carefully recreated the clothing and headdress of a young girl with a pearl earring by Johannes Vermeer and captured the famous glowing red light of the Dutch artist. The work is so convincing that you can see in a few minutes that the girl is actually a man with a beard for a few days.

Irina Kazatsker found the ideal project for her skills. The Canadian photographer had the lights and the background for Picasso’s love story, The Frugal Meal – with a trick he laid a roll of toilet paper on the table.

I decided to add a provocative detail that is in the spirit of the times, she said.

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In contrast to the man-hours spent on complex reconstructions, some of them seem to have broken down in minutes, but are no less attractive.

Executed by Natalia Rubina Creek Edward Munch, the poster in the painting simply had an opening made where the victim’s head was depicted, and then the dog was forced to push his head into it. That dog looks rude.

Katrusya Kosilkova used a huge palette of colours and a meticulous brush to turn her face into a copy of the vibrant colours and fragmented perspective of Picasso’s Crying Woman. She thinks it’s time to have a good time.

In two photographic sections – an undated copy of Pablo Picasso’s Woman in Weeping (left) and the rest of Katrusha Mower.

I really think it’s a cool idea. It gives people incredibly positive emotions and develops creative thinking, she said. It helps people from all over the world to communicate with each other, discuss new topics and mechanisms and also broadens our knowledge of art.

Katerina Brudnaya-Chelyadinova, co-founder of the project, is pleased with the great attention the project has received.

The Italian boy wrote in an English post that our group had taken him out of the depths of the tragedy surrounding him. I just sat there and I couldn’t hold back my tears, because if it can bring happiness to someone halfway around the world, there’s a reason, she said.

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