The great thing about this online creative space is that not only does it offer art lovers around the world a more interactive way to engage with art, it also allows museums to share their paintings with the world, offering institutions an easy way to upload images of their own collections for people to see and recreate for themselves.
The process, both for individuals wanting to join the fun and museums hoping to upload their work, is extremely straightforward. The website offers step-by-step instructions which are quick and friendly, leaving you nothing major to do except stage and photograph your masterpiece!
There are various levels of difficulty in terms of the paintings to be recreated, which include ‘Easy to Recreate’ and ‘Challenge a Master,’ as well as options based on the number of people available to pitch in, ranging from one to over four. You can even search by tags such as ‘English Art’ or ‘pets.’ The possibilities really are endless!
The project itself is managed by the independent UK arts charity Culture24, an organisation whose goal, according to their website, is to bring ‘arts and heritage organisations together to do amazing things they couldn’t do on their own.’
It seems that VanGoYourself is a really great way to get people involved in iconic art, promising the end result of a great Insta post to boot! Now go forth and be the art you want to see in the world.