Last Saturday, together with our partner publishing house, the Faksimile Verlag, we launched our FACSIMILE CHALLENGE on Instagram and Facebook. The challenge consists in choosing a miniature from our publishing program and re-creating the scene, or imitating the person depicted, only with conventional things.
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Bored at home? Not with us! Together with our publisher Charlotte Kramer and together with our partner publishing house the Faksimile Verlag, we give the go-ahead for our FACSIMILE CHALLENGE! How does it work? It's very simple: choose a miniature from @verlag_mueller_und_schindler, or from @faksimile_verlag, and re-create it. Then post both pictures (the original and the imitation) to your Instagram account with the hashtag #facsimilechallenge and link the post to both publishing houses (@verlag_mueller_und_schindler and @faksimile_verlag). You can also send us the image material by email: firstname.lastname@example.org We hope that with our FACSIMILE CHALLENGE we make your time in quarantine a bit more varied and we look forward to seeing your creative photos! The best pictures are published on our websites (www.faksimile.de and www.muellerundschindler.de). . . . . . #facsimilechallenge #BetweenArtandQuarantine #stayathomechallenge #photochallenge #challenge #facsimile #bookillumination #bookpainting #manuscript #manuscriptart #bookcollector #bibliophile #medieval #art #history #medievalart #medievalmanuscript #illuminatedmanuscripts #miniature #codex #codices #faksimile #buchmalerei #manuskript #mittelalter #handschrift #miniatur #kunst #geschichte
This idea is not new as it originated in Amsterdam. The Rijksmuseum initiated the “Tussen art en quarantaine challenge” (between art and quarantine), where the aim is to recreate famous paintings with only three things that can be found at home. The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles also adopted this idea and by now famous paintings are being reproduced at home, photographed and shared all around the world.
It fills us with satisfaction that art and culture found a way to be present and to be admired even in times of isolation and inaccessibility of museums. At the same time, actions of this kind make life in quarantine more varied and help us, even if it is only for a moment, to switch off and enjoy art in another way.
This is the reason why we launched our FACSIMILE CHALLENGE and we would be more than happy to receive your creative contributions. More information can be found on our website under “FACSIMILE CHALLENGE”, where you can also take a look at our gallery with a selection of the best photos received so far.
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