Art aficionados like to pretend that there's a very specific and complex science behind interpreting paintings. But as these humorous tweets reveal, the hidden messages are often pretty obvious, not to mention pretty funny!

These modern interpretations of centuries-old paintings come courtesy of Medieval Reactions, a wryly funny Twitter account that's making people smile with its contemporary take on traditional artwork. And as you can see, it appears that the observations and dilemmas faced by our ancestors aren't that much different to those of today! Don't forget to vote for your favorite!

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António Lima
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4 years ago

So fluffy, i wont one for my birthday

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

Looks pretty normal for going to dancing school as 12-15 year olds.

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Pieter Markey
Community Member
4 years ago

"And bring me a bottle of water and 13 wine glasses"

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António Lima
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4 years ago

Million dollar :coffins with internet

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Ani Asnever
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4 years ago

HahahaHA! I know I've cringed at my own hideous accidental selfies.

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Aika May Canque Lanozo-Batistil
Community Member
4 years ago

This needs to be upvoted. Lol

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Luis Milian
Community Member
4 years ago

Tea on a wine glass for suspense. lol

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Kjorn
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4 years ago

i'd like to know the story behind that picture

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António Lima
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4 years ago

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Yup thats an ugly missy

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Saumya
Community Member
4 years ago

I have seen tons of people looking like that outside the examination hall.

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#11

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

Lolcats of the middle ages. This picture is the most reasonable in the collection. Who would argue about the fascination of animals spending hours and hours to lick their own crotch?

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Anela Claiborne
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4 years ago

Yes

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#13

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yulia missy
Community Member
4 years ago

lol

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#14

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

Loosing a game when for a long while you were way left behind in score already.

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Daria B
Community Member
4 years ago

This one reminds me of Sana's mother from Kodomo no Omocha.

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Lonely Dragon
Community Member
4 years ago

Where'd his penis go??

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#17

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Joey Acedia
Community Member
4 years ago

Or...daddy with baby alone at home

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#18

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Hans
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4 years ago

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Garlic. Just garlic.

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Naima Ivansdóttir
Community Member
4 years ago

"peace bro"

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#20

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

At the annual convention of the squint-eye association.

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#21

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Rosemary Moreland
Community Member
4 years ago

YES!

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Kirsa Rasmussen
Community Member
4 years ago

mommy what are you doing to daddy? Oh, sweetheart, I am just checking to see if he has lice :-)

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Paula Pierrot
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4 years ago

When you're so drunk at the party you don't realize the hot guy isn't much into girls...

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#24

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Deb Chrisman
Community Member
4 years ago

Queen: quick give me your crown I'm feeling sick. King: What? Queen: Bend over I need you now, hurry! King: Babe!

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Daria B
Community Member
4 years ago

She's much cuter with this hair. No joke.

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Chelle Rowell
Community Member
4 years ago

Amateur getting served for the first time. Haha.

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#27

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Daniel Boucher
Community Member
4 years ago

Totally my face without beard contour

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Chelle Rowell
Community Member
4 years ago

Bahhhahaha

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#29

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Rosemary Moreland
Community Member
4 years ago

Double date!

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#30

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Arson Rose
Community Member
4 years ago

When your boyfriend takes the last slice of pizza and your too full to fight cuz you already ate more than half so you look at him like this

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

What does "what you did wrong like" mean? Seriously. What does the "like" do in that sentence? I guess is is slang, but I do not get it.

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Leah Fowler-Matthews
Community Member
4 years ago

When you're a teacher and you're walking through the town centre on the weekend!

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Rihard Knafelj
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4 years ago

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Faggot

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Intensive Panda
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4 years ago

seems quite practical

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Rasa Nekrošienė
Community Member
4 years ago

Where? :D :D

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#36

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Pete Rose
Community Member
4 years ago

When someone's telling you aboit something that happened to them and it's the same one you told them last week

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Marc Codina
Community Member
4 years ago

Safety first

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#38

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MarieR
Community Member
4 years ago

A mixture of red bull and feeling 'fabulous dahling' lol

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#39

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Amanda Panda
Community Member
4 years ago

lolol

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Luis Milian
Community Member
4 years ago

when you about to yell Shame.

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Shaheris Suhel
Community Member
4 years ago

I have this urge so many times.

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Freja Angelwelzt
Community Member
4 years ago

THAT IS NO HUMAN!! WTFF IS THAT???

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Chelle Rowell
Community Member
4 years ago

Frfr

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#44

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Freja Angelwelzt
Community Member
4 years ago

Seriously hang boobs..

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#45

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Neeraj Kumar
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4 years ago

what is the real name of painting

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yerawitchSam13
Community Member
3 years ago

Just don't go out so you don't have to deal with them :)

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Chiranjeev Sharma
Community Member
4 years ago

Yeah, that time incognito wasn't invented :P

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Vincent Groeneveld
Community Member
4 years ago

When she took the last candy

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#49

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Karen Bunn
Community Member
4 years ago

That's EXACTLY what this picture is--literally.

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#50

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Jordy Jubilance
Community Member
4 years ago

"A guy like you.. but attractive."

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#51

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Na-eema
Community Member
4 years ago

When the only way to convince people you're a boy because of the dress , is to whip out your penis and pee on the ground directly in front of them

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Natalia Díaz
Community Member
4 years ago

Harvest Timeeeeeee! LMAO

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#53

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Orane Wenns
Community Member
4 years ago

Sexist.

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#54

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Kathy McDace
Community Member
4 years ago

Better watch that. It could poke your eye out! I already cut myself on it.

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Eglė Liubinaitė
Community Member
4 years ago

Or wash it with cold water XD

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Shaheris Suhel
Community Member
4 years ago

Me...always XD

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#57

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Gloria Mercado-Martin
Community Member
4 years ago

This Pinot noir has rose petal nuances and soft tannins...

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Chelle Rowell
Community Member
4 years ago

Ugh gawwwd

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#59

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Chelle Rowell
Community Member
4 years ago

Tune in Tokyo!! Haha

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Rihard Knafelj
Community Member
4 years ago

Melania? Melanija Knavs?

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#61

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Eva Grove
Community Member
4 years ago

...spit out my coffee laughing!

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#62

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Chelle Rowell
Community Member
4 years ago

AHHHH! Haha

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#63

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Noel Holub
Community Member
4 years ago

Oh damn I dropped my contact!

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#64

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Jose Baeyens
Community Member
3 years ago

The early chicken catches the caterpillar

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Anne Marie LaBrèque
Community Member
4 years ago

70 year old Pee-Wee Herman.

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Luis Milian
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4 years ago

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when the doctor whisper to you...you only have Obama care.

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Noel Holub
Community Member
4 years ago

I'm in love with your brother!

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Kirsa Rasmussen
Community Member
4 years ago

Ok, so let me show how that twerking is done..

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Nada Maria
Community Member
4 years ago

The kid in the left corner is like "ooo snappy"