Ever fancied to star in a Leonardo da Vinci painting or change yourself into a Van Gogh? The VanGoYourself website is a space where you and your buddies can recreate historical artworks and share them with the entire world. Created as a member of Europeana–a digital platform to promote the European Union‘s cultural heritage–that the site encourages us to get playful with artwork.
The project is handled by Culture24, “an independent art charity in the UK with a feeling of humor.” Via the VanGoYourself site, art lovers are encouraged to peruse over 100 paintings from 34 places in 15 countries. Each painting is identified to help you make your choice. Do you want to go for something “simple to recreate” or show your skills with artwork that is a “challenge for a master?” You might also get friends in on the action–just search the catalog by the number of people needed. You can become even more special by looking the mood of the art.
VanGoYourself encourages people to get engaged with historical masterpieces by submitting their own art recreations.