A quarantined art loving couple has created a miniature art gallery of Van Gogh artworks for their pet gerbils


My gerbils are more bored than your gerbils! That’s what this quarantined couple in London seems to be thinking and they have come up with a very innovative way to kill time and boredom not only for themselves but also their adorable pet gerbils. This could easily be the most adorable thing you see today as these talented art lovers have filled many hearts with joy after creating a tiny, perfect art gallery for their pet gerbils. Cute little gerbils, Pandoro and Tiramisù, are 9-month-old brothers who just love to spend time together sleeping; eating and chewing are named after Italian desserts. They now have new-found arty company in the form of 4 world-class and renowned paintings. Filippo Lorenzin, an independent curator who works at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, and his girlfriend, artist Marianna Benetti, recreated versions of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, Edvard Munch’s The Scream and Gustav Klimt’s The Kiss, all rendered in Benetti’s expert hand, now grace the museum’s walls. The cutest part of this installation was the sign to advise the visitors to not chew on the institution’s furniture.


Filippo and Marianna crafted “The Gerbil Museum” using paper and cardboard. The paintings are finished off with a clean cardboard frame, tiny labels for the art and a wall featuring a QR code. This labor of love took four hours of work to put all together.

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[Via: Designboom]