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Between art and quarantine

Between art and quarantine

[photo of painting David with the Head of Goliath]
Agnes Etherington Art Centre

Hendrick ter Brugghen (workshop of), David with the Head of Goliath, around 1629, oil on canvas. Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen’s University. Gift of Alfred and Isabel Bader, 2014 (57-001.07)

As public spaces around the world shut their doors due to COVID-19, art galleries and museums found new ways to engage audiences with their collections through social media, asking people to recreate works of art with the resources they had on hand. The initiative started on a Dutch Instagram account, Tussen Kunst en Quarantaine, or Between Art and Quarantine.

[photo of two people recreating the David and Goliath painting]

The Agnes Etherington Art Centre at Queen’s has joined in the fun. Here, Charlotte Gagnier, Program Assistant at the Agnes, dramatically recreated (with the assistance of William Anderson) Hendrick ter Brugghen (workshop of), David with the Head of Goliath, around 1629, oil on canvas. Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen’s University. Gift of Alfred and Isabel Bader, 2014 (57-001.07) Follow the Agnes on Twitter and Instagram @aeartcentre and tag your own #tussenkunstenquarantaine masterpieces.  Need some inspiration? Visit agnes.queensu.ca  to explore the online collection.

[cover image of the Queen's Alumni Review issue 2, 2020 featuring Ali Velshi, Artsci'94]