French artists have taken to Twitter to create an incredible collaborative artwork called #CoronaMaison. Using a template of a room with a staircase, each artist has created a depiction of the perfect room in which they'd would be quarantined as a result of coronavirus.
It all started when illustrator Pélénope Bagieu asked Twitter if anybody who draws would like to create a cadavre exquis (or 'exquisite corpse') in order to keep busy. An exquisite corpse (in case you're worried) is a collaborative artwork – it usually involves drawing something and then concealing it before passing it to the next artist to continue the artwork.
In this case, the #CoronaMaison artworks can be joined together to create an enormous house – with every room created by a different artist. It's great to see so many styles of illustration all under one roof (check out our art techniques for some more inspiration). After Twitter users suggested a house for the cadavre exquis, @acupoftim created a template (below) for artists to fill with their own interior design.
Ok voici le template que @acupoftim nous a fait pour la #Coronamaison ! On dessine l‘étage/la déco/la compagnie/les animaux/la bouffe/les fenêtres, enfin l’endroit idéal pour être confiné(e)! Et si on fait du noir et blanc, que les coloristes n’hésitent pas à reprendre les images pic.twitter.com/7BvqQOA9GUMarch 15, 2020
It's another heartening display of solidarity in the face of adversity, and we're loving the sheer variety of the designs. Yesterday, we shared that Japanese artists have flooded social media with the mythical Amabie (once thought to ward off epidemics), and #CoronaMaison is another delightfully creative response to Coronavirus. Below are some of our favourite examples.
We love this delightfully detailed line drawing by @RaisonPablo (opens in new tab):
@superalienninja says her illustration resembles her workshop at home:
@_ockto_ (opens in new tab)'s room looks like a lot of fun:
@Stunfy (opens in new tab)'s illustration takes isolation to a whole new level:
We love this vision of domestic bliss by @dorarickman (opens in new tab):
@no_gtd's room is a bohemian dream:
And finally, we can't get enough of @Mael_Biskotz's adorable dinosaur house:
Search #CoronaMaison on Twitter (opens in new tab) for many more beautiful examples. The #CoronaMaison house looks a pretty fun place to spend isolation. One thing's for sure – we can't wait to see all of these artworks put together.