The Subjects of the World’s Most Iconic Paintings are Practicing Social Distancing

Jeff Roy and Drake Paul, artists from California’s John McNeil Studio, recently presented an intriguing project that hopes to influence people’s behavior during ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The duo reimagined some of the world’s most iconic paintings by integrating social distancing measures into them.

In their works, the figure from Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” isn’t on the docks, the Vincent Van Gogh’s “The Night Café” is all empty, and the characters from Edward Hopper’s “Nighthawks” decided to skip the night out.  They all stayed in their homes, practicing social distancing to stop the coronavirus from spreading.

According to Roy and Paul, “if the subjects of the world’s most iconic paintings can practice social distancing, you can too.”

Check out some of their Art of Quarantine below.