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Instagrammers recreating art

: AGE CORRESPONDENT
Published : May 15, 2016, 10:18 am IST
Updated : May 15, 2016, 10:18 am IST

The goal is to make artworks a little more accessible, a little more modern, and a little more fun.

 In honour of the site’s launch, Paris Musées brainstormed an art project of their own, called Parallels.
  In honour of the site’s launch, Paris Musées brainstormed an art project of their own, called Parallels.

The goal is to make artworks a little more accessible, a little more modern, and a little more fun.

Art is for everyone — but not everyone enjoys going to an art museum. That’s why Paris’s municipal museums, Paris Musées, created a new web platform to make their vast assortment of paintings, sculptures, and photographs digitally accessible to the public.

In honour of the site’s launch, Paris Musées brainstormed an art project of their own, called Parallels. They collaborated with 10 well-known Instagram personalities to recreate famous works from their collections using the popular social media platform.

Their goal To make the artworks a little more accessible. “Whether a photographer, fashion blogger, or a comedy YouTuber, each Instagrammer drew on material from his or her own experiences to express his or her affinity for the original work or simply to reinterpret it with a new twist,” the museum explained.

The final result A series of fresh, modern takes on paintings and photographs by artists including Charles Nègre, Francois Boucher, and Amedeo Modigliani. The Instagram photos, which went on display on Thursday, will be exhibited in the city’s Gare Saint-Lazare rail station through July 31, 2016, and travelers can suggest their own remakes of works by posting them on the social platform with the #ParallelesParisMusées hashtag.