When you look at any beautiful painting your head is constantly looking for an artistic meaning to it. However, art is hard to explain, and even the most renowned artists may not know why they did one thing or another. The problem is that works of art are like the artist’s soul – wide and often unexplainable.

Nevertheless, people always try to explain historical paintings – some are known while others are still discussed. Even the Mona Lisa, the world’s most famous painting, is still deeply discussed and new interpretations come around every so often. So, we can only take the artist’s word for their creations. For example, Edvard Munch described his inspiration for his surreal art “Scream”:

“I was walking along a path with two friends — the sun was setting — suddenly the sky turned blood red — I paused, feeling exhausted, and leaned on the fence — there were blood and tongues of fire above the blue-black fjord and the city — my friends walked on, and I stood there trembling with anxiety — and I sensed an infinite scream passing through nature.”

Another famous artist, Rene Magritte also explained his classical painting “The Son of Man”:

“At least it hides the face partly. Well, so you have the apparent face, the apple, hiding the visible but hidden, the face of the person. It’s something that happens constantly. Everything we see hides another thing, we always want to see what is hidden by what we see.”

These were not some randomly selected quotes – you are about to see very different interpretations of these cool paintings. In fact, this collection reveals the stories behind paintings like never before. Actually, a lot of classical artworks may be just single pieces from the secret painting series! Thankfully, we have the remaining pieces of missing artwork. Enjoy this collection of parody paintings!

P.S.: we got these unique artworks by email and do not know who actually did them. Please let us know if you know anything about these painting recreations – we’d love to credit the authors.

“The Son of Man”


“American Gothic”

Eating Disorders

Pregnancy Test



Slippery Carpet

Silence Before The Storm

Stop Sign

P.S.: we got these spoof paintings by email and do not know who actually did them. Please let us know if you know anything – we’d love to credit the authors.