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See how famous art is reworked to remind us to stay safe during COVID-19

With the pandemic affecting the whole world, what if the world's most famous artworks are reflected in today's climate?
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Social distance

Leonardo da Vinci's 'The Last Supper'.

This artwork, made in the 15th century, refers to the last dinner he had with his apostles the day before Jesus Christ was arrested by the Roman soldiers.

Today: It highlights the need to stay home and implement social distancing.




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Washing hands

Michelangelo's 'The Creation of Adam'

'The Creation of Adam' is a famous fresco built by Michelangelo, circa 1511, on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. It depicts the issue of God's father giving life into Adam, the first man.

Today: The artwork now is trying to emphasize the importance of disinfecting our hands regularly.

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Using a mask

René Magritte's "The Son Of Man"

'Son of Man' was given life by Rene Magritte in 1946. In the original of the work, we see the subject with a green apple on his face. Magritte commented, "At least it hides the face partly. Well, so you have the apparent face, the apple, hiding the visible but hidden, the face of the person. It's something that happens constantly. Everything we see hides another thing, we always want to see what is hidden by what we see".

Today: 'The Son of Man' is trying to promote the idea of using a face mask.

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Long-term shopping

Leonardo da Vinci's Lady with an Ermine

One of the four female portraits by Leonardo da Vinci, 'Lady with an Ermine' is one of the painter's celebrated completed works. The item stars Cecilia Gallerani, who was painted at a time when she was the mistress of Ludovico Sforza, Duke of Milan.

Today: Buy enough food for days, so you can isolate longer and more efficiently (but no hoarding!).

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Wearing gloves

Giovanni Battista Salvi's Madonna in Prayer

'Madonna in Prayer' was made by Giovanni Battista Salvi in the 1600s.

Today: Salvi's work is used today to draw attention to the use of disposable gloves to prevent contact with infected surfaces.


During the current pandemic, many people still ignore the basic rules of quarantine and personal safety and these collages created by the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine is made to to ensure the implementation of the rules are quite remarkable. Giving a new look to classical works of art that teach us how to stop the spread of COVID-19 and stay safe.


See more artworks right here:

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These works were published by the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine on social media with the theme #ArtofQuarantine.


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