There have been many celebrated pieces of art throughout history that have achieved a sense of timelessness. The mediums being used may change drastically throughout the years, but we can all appreciate the artistry behind works from past generations and each take something different away from observing them. Unfortunately for artists behind these famed pieces, our generation’s update to their work would probably have them rolling in their graves.
The worlds of art history and memes have collided in one hilarious way. There’s been a trend of people on the Internet taking classic paintings and adding their own text quips, which gives the piece an entirely new meaning. Even art enthusiasts themselves will have a hard time fighting a smile with these 25 art history memes that create a new storyline — one that the original artist definitely never intended.
1. Think you haven’t changed in the past decade? Take a trip down Facebook memory lane and you’ll experience a shame spiral deeper than you ever imagined. No regrets? Well, you’re probably the person people keep on their friend lists to feel better about themselves. Considering this woman clearly doesn’t have social media, you have to wonder what she’s reading that caused this reaction. Maybe an old diary entry?
2. It’s going to take a lot more than a measly bouquet of flowers and a bow to win over this melancholic maiden. With a haunted gaze that has clearly seen it all and a hip-resting backhand pose, it doesn’t appear this artist was going for a meet-cute, and this meme only further solidifies that notion.