A couple created an art gallery for raccoons
Italian couple Filippo Lorenzin and Marianna Benetti live in London and love art.
Taking advantage of their free time, the museum curator and the artist decided to create a real art gallery for their two nine-month-old gerbils. The mini gallery includes renditions of famous artworks that depict rodents instead of humans.
Filippo worked on the reconstruction of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and Edvard Munch’s The Scream, while Marianne painted Johannes Vermeer’s The Girl with the Pearl Earring and Gustav Klimt’s The Kiss. The paintings were completed in less than an hour.
The tiny art gallery even has a sign asking visitors not to chew the artwork. However, the Pandoro and Tiramisu gerbils apparently decided to ignore this rule and slightly disfigured the gallery guard’s chair.
Filippo and Marianna hope their little project will help people remember the good times they had visiting museums and encourage them to support arts institutions during these difficult times. The mini-gallery exhibit includes renditions of famous artworks that depict rodents instead of people.