Agnes Goyet, a Parisian artist who documented life in lockdown in a journal during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, paints on paper with watercolours in her apartment in Paris, France, April 18, 2020. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
PARIS (Reuters) – From a bunch of radishes to a sleeping cat, Parisian Agnes Goyet has turned to her life indoors for inspiration as France’s coronavirus lockdown frees her up to pursue her hobby – art.
Goyet, who normally works as a real estate manager, is among many amateur artists finding new forms of expression as governments order confinements to contain the outbreak.
Professional musicians, chefs, actors and athletes around the world are also taking to social media to reach out to the public from inside their homes.
After nearly five weeks in her apartment, Goyet said that updating her watercolour journal had become a daily necessity, as an outlet to escape the pressures of quarantine.
“My journal of drawings is my door, my small opening…
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