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Mother and daughter recreate classic works of art

Posted by Joseph Dussault  March 6, 2014 01:52 PM

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Courtesy of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston

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Most children Izzy Katter's age might hurry home from a trip to the art museum, bored of archaic paintings and content to drag their fingers endlessly over touch screens.

11-year-old Izzy had a more creative outlet in mind. After a visit to Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, she and her mother Jean Szymczak spent their own "staycation" recreating their favorite pieces. On a strict $5 budget, they faithfully imitated Matisse and Monet.

In one photo, Izzy re-imagined Gustav Klimt’s “The Kiss," co-starring her pet cat, further debunking scientific evidence that cats are jerks.

Art world laymen beware; You won't find obvious choices like "Mona Lisa" or "The Scream" here. Aside from "The Son of Man" – otherwise known as "the guy with the apple in front of his face" – Izzy seems to have a finer taste in art. Or finer taste than I have, at least.

More makeshift masterpieces from Jean and Izzy:

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(H/T @BostonLara)

Reach me at joseph.dussault@globe.com. Follow me @josephdussault

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