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
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4 years ago

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

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Pieter Markey
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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
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4 years ago

This needs to be upvoted. Lol

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Luis Milian
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4 years ago

Tea on a wine glass for suspense. lol

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Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
4 years ago

I've heard of the head of a man, body of a goat; but this head of a man, balls of a bull is a totally new concept!

Liz Miller
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4 years ago

Cracked me up!

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Kjorn
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4 years ago

i'd like to know the story behind that picture

Naima Ivansdóttir
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4 years ago

this is an illustration taken from a medicine essay of the middle age, namely the canon medicinae, and it shows a doctor (on the left in the hat) diagnosing a case of elephantiasis.

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GwiazdkaNadia
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4 years ago

The "father" missed his sleeves, so clothing problems apparently run in the family ;)

Jane Wray-Mccann
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4 years ago

So it's not 'No pants Friday? '

Hans
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4 years ago

When someone finally tells you that the relations of the reproductive organs should be other way round...

Ronald Ferreira
Community Member
4 years ago

also totally gross

Lisa Jones
Community Member
4 years ago

That guy flying his freak

Jimmy Rustled
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4 years ago

holy hell..look at the size of the balls on that guy

Karen Colton
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4 years ago

I am just too much of a prude to post this one I do think it is funny a man would never do this

Janet Barry
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4 years ago

Too funny.thanks 4 the laugh.

Stacia Lynne
Community Member
4 years ago

This is by far the funniest one on here!!

Puddin Tane
Community Member
4 years ago

When a man has gone too long without sex.

Sanajah Rodriguez
Community Member
4 years ago

Wth

Erin Awujhendfjaaq
Community Member
4 years ago

What's that pic from, though?:o lol

Milos Gajic
Community Member
4 years ago

He sure got some balls coming to church like that.

Magdalena Giceva
Community Member
4 years ago

The guy from the left doesnt want triple :-/

Michael Urbanowich
Community Member
4 years ago

He should get those checked, that's why that guy is stopping him.

Katherine Warren
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4 years ago

They've fallen and I can't get them up.....

Zalama
Community Member
4 years ago

Looks just like Mr.Bean... =D

Lea Kodsi
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4 years ago

They even drew the mole!

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Geoffrey Broome
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3 years ago

Hilaire!!!!±

Jaron Credle
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3 years ago

no wait? what? what the fuck? Thats a priest, dude! no don't do that! do you want to get burned alive?

Deidre Bell
Community Member
3 years ago

Does anyone know exactly what this is or from? Why on earth would you paint a picture like that!

Nostalgic Hyena
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2 years ago

A lot of medieval paintings were like that, just believe me lmao

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James Allen
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3 years ago

Haven't any of you ever heard of "old man's balls?"

Dorothy Cloud
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3 years ago

I wonder what the real meaning was. Almost well endowed!

Vasanth
Community Member
3 years ago

He's got some balls!

Lorraine Alice
Community Member
3 years ago

Quite the index finger!! HAHA!!

Tom Benson
Community Member
3 years ago

Claire...would you date guy with elephant it's of the nuts?

Kim Stepka
Community Member
3 years ago

Balls to his knees??? Daaaang!!!

Allan Gore
Community Member
3 years ago

Two old ladies talking An yo sin that new vicar Sarah He bawls like a bull Has he.

Koko Sempai
Community Member
4 years ago

EW

criminalgirl
Community Member
4 years ago

Check out his face! you know he's lying about something...

Ronald Ferreira
Community Member
4 years ago

sick

Janine Owen
Community Member
4 years ago

Wish my mother had seen this in the 60's. I was always getting bother as my skirts were too short

Pete Rose
Community Member
4 years ago

"Cum at me bro!!!"

Cesar Bonilla
Community Member
4 years ago

Or the boy is too lazy to use underwear

Wendy Ching
Community Member
4 years ago

They did this to the new popes. Because a female slipped in one year.lol

Jon Addis
Community Member
4 years ago

"Yeah I got skills, what you gonna do about it?"

Kathryn Sutherland
Community Member
4 years ago

Whaaat! The girls like it...

Ana T.
Community Member
4 years ago

lllllllooooooooooooooolllllll

Henry Hugh
Community Member
4 years ago

...this takes Blue Balls to another level!

Joanna Tur
Community Member
4 years ago

hahhahah too much for my imagination

Colleen Wehr
Community Member
4 years ago

Anyone else see the vaginal outline of this? Including the clitoris?

Cyndie Stafford
Community Member
4 years ago

The balls you say

Dan Marco
Community Member
4 years ago

"I propose an easy solution for your gender reassignment..."

Dianne McIntyre (Dee)
Community Member
4 years ago

When I say cough...

Yamuna Rebollar
Community Member
4 years ago

for whom the bell toles??

Fack N Fel
Community Member
4 years ago

A SG reply wld be like: "si mi lan jiao?!"

Marlene Living
Community Member
4 years ago

Ean everyday scene in the hospital-the ties go in the back

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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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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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yulia missy
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4 years ago

lol

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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
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4 years ago

Where'd his penis go??

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Joey Acedia
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4 years ago

Or...daddy with baby alone at home

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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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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

At the annual convention of the squint-eye association.

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Rosemary Moreland
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4 years ago

YES!

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Kirsa Rasmussen
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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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Deb Chrisman
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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
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4 years ago

Amateur getting served for the first time. Haha.

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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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Rosemary Moreland
Community Member
4 years ago

Double date!

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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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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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MarieR
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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Amanda Panda
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4 years ago

lolol

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Luis Milian
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4 years ago

when you about to yell Shame.

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Shaheris Suhel
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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
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4 years ago

Frfr

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Freja Angelwelzt
Community Member
4 years ago

Seriously hang boobs..

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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
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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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Karen Bunn
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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Jordy Jubilance
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4 years ago

"A guy like you.. but attractive."

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Na-eema
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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
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4 years ago

Harvest Timeeeeeee! LMAO

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Orane Wenns
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4 years ago

Sexist.

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Kathy McDace
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4 years ago

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

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Eglė Liubinaitė
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4 years ago

Or wash it with cold water XD

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Shaheris Suhel
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4 years ago

Me...always XD

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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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