Art can inspire a person to create great things. And sometimes those great things are memes. And sometimes those memes are so good, they end up on the r/TrippinThroughTime subreddit.

The community has over 3.9 million members, constantly proving that good paintings are timeless. For example, they take a portrait from the 1500s, slap a modern caption on it, and voilà—it works. The expression of the subject, the situation he's in... It's all relevant, no matter what year or how we look at the artwork.

"In historic art pieces depicting multiple humans, there is a law that at least one of those humans will look like they have no clue how or why they got there," the moderators of the subreddit write. "It's like Where's Waldo? except instead of looking for Waldo, you're looking for the dude that looks like he just dropped acid."

Continue scrolling and you'll understand what they mean.

#1

Thriller

Thriller

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Aeon Flux
Community Member
6 months ago

Yes.

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Our loyal readers probably know just how much we here at Bored Panda love contemporary takes on classic art, but in case you missed anything, here's our earlier collection of art memes and an equally-amusing list of hilarious museum snapchats. While you're at it, check out this brilliant guide on how to recognize famous paintings to know what you're looking at as well!

#2

In The Afterlife

In The Afterlife

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nanashi
Community Member
6 months ago

you laugh but my cats would DEFINITELY do this

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Ironically while traveling because of the pandemic is impossible, you can become a virtual globetrotter and see exhibits, arts, and learning materials from over 1,200 thousand museums around the world with Google Arts and Culture. Have you ever thought about visiting the Hammer Museum in L.A? Or walk through the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam? How about taking a peek inside the National Museum of Indonesia?

Some works provide an interpretive text with an exploratory zoom capability too!

#3

Mary?

Mary?

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Who? Me?
Community Member
6 months ago

Loled way too hard

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#4

A Nude Painting

A Nude Painting

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MrsPossum
Community Member
6 months ago

Is it just me, or does the painter have kind of a weird tan line?? 🤣

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#5

How It Went Down

How It Went Down

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wandile dludlu
Community Member
6 months ago

They weren't wrong... they have been providing entertainment for the rest of the world. It's usually, "how can they be so dumb", but it's still entertaining

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#6

An Artist Ahead Of His Time

An Artist Ahead Of His Time

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Ekate
Community Member
6 months ago

Just in pyjamas.

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#7

This Is Some Good Stuff

This Is Some Good Stuff

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Who? Me?
Community Member
6 months ago

And believing it is those adult drink things

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#8

Sure

Sure

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Who? Me?
Community Member
6 months ago

Pretty good question though

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#9

Christ Speaking Facts

Christ Speaking Facts

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Catlady6000
Community Member
6 months ago

I can see Jesus doing this. It's that Golden Rule thing

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#10

Pandora’s Box

Pandora’s Box

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Who? Me?
Community Member
6 months ago

There's still Hope left for such influencers

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#11

Dashing Through The Flames

Dashing Through The Flames

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Tracey Van Coppenhagen
Community Member
6 months ago

Krampus...scary indeed

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#12

Good Ol' Days

Good Ol' Days

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Vikram Bedi
Community Member
6 months ago

Alice we are not supposed to look at the painter... pay attention to your needles

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#13

Got Worried For A Sec

Got Worried For A Sec

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sorlag110
Community Member
6 months ago

1820: Pulls up device from pocket to tell time — 1920: Looks at wrist to tell time like a boss — 2020: Pulls up device from pocket to tell time

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#14

Undress Me With Your Words Darling

Undress Me With Your Words Darling

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ML
Community Member
6 months ago

I have to try this on my wife. Of course I am going to hell after she murders me, but worth a try😂

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#15

That Do Require Full Armour

That Do Require Full Armour

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Ty Stratton-Quirk
Community Member
6 months ago

Much more challenging, with a higher mortality rate. Seriously, the Dread Beast of Caerbannog has nothing on an angry cat.

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#16

Not Again

Not Again

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Ekate
Community Member
6 months ago

..and that is how John and Jane learned how to make a Molotov cocktail.

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#17

Medieval Cat Paintings Be Like

Medieval Cat Paintings Be Like

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Laana
Community Member
6 months ago

Down left looks like she’s holding a gun!

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#18

Yeah, Jesus

Yeah, Jesus

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Vero Morales
Community Member
6 months ago

I mean, Paul has a point

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#19

Time For A Yard Sale

Time For A Yard Sale

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Fidgets McGee
Community Member
6 months ago

...but that dragon is necessary

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#20

She Puffy

She Puffy

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Who? Me?
Community Member
6 months ago

That's the self respect I need

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#21

The 1st Year They Said

The 1st Year They Said

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Vikram Bedi
Community Member
6 months ago

Sorry miss we are all out of pumpkin spice latte...

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#22

Confidence Level: 200

Confidence Level: 200

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Ekate
Community Member
6 months ago

Crushed by the tears of peasants.

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#23

Betrayal

Betrayal

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Daria Z
Community Member
6 months ago

Poor doggo :(

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#24

Is It Possible?

Is It Possible?

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Who? Me?
Community Member
6 months ago

And daren't shut up

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#25

Love Language

Love Language

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Ekate
Community Member
6 months ago

Woooostershur.

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#26

Happens Every Time

Happens Every Time

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
Community Member
6 months ago

I read alot. Sometimes when the book is so good that when I'm remembering it it is almost like a movie in my head. There has been at least 3 times where I was swearing up and down we had seen whatever movie and later realize it was a book I had read and not a movie.

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#27

They Don’t Make Horses Like They Did Back Then

They Don’t Make Horses Like They Did Back Then

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MrsPossum
Community Member
6 months ago

Those eyes are gonna haunt my nightmares!!

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#28

Wink Wink

Wink Wink

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wandile dludlu
Community Member
6 months ago

[Jesus goes over the bill at the last supper] "Why would- [closes eyes & rubs bridge of nose] -why would anyone order wine?

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#29

Pesky Sheep

Pesky Sheep

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Rose the Cook
Community Member
6 months ago

Glad that strain of sheep became extinct.

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#30

Gum Wrapper Hat

Gum Wrapper Hat

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Vikram Bedi
Community Member
6 months ago

When the waiter is taking too long to bring your food...

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#31

Every Time

Every Time

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Vikram Bedi
Community Member
6 months ago

Oops I tripped ...

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#32

So That's Why He Died As A Virgin

So That's Why He Died As A Virgin

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CATMONSTER2018
Community Member
6 months ago

I laughed way harder than i should have at this... LOLOLOLOLOL.. .no offence to the LGBTQ+ community

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#33

Wait Bro

Wait Bro

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Vero Morales
Community Member
6 months ago

I do the flute thing, but with the nose

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#34

Yeah

Yeah

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Ty Stratton-Quirk
Community Member
6 months ago

To be fair, it wasn't exactly her choice to do so.

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#35

History Channel

History Channel

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Who? Me?
Community Member
6 months ago

That's how we came along according to the History Channel

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#36

Binge

Binge

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Vero Morales
Community Member
6 months ago

Pffff I wish I look more like that and less like jaba

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#37

Mom Knows

Mom Knows

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Aeon Flux
Community Member
6 months ago

Yiss

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#38

Cats Are Assholes

Cats Are Assholes

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Kitten claws
Community Member
6 months ago

lmao, yes. MRROOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWW all night long

Mewton’s Third Paw
Community Member
6 months ago

Singing the song of their people

Nicole Sundquist
Community Member
6 months ago

Beat me to it lol

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JessG
Community Member
6 months ago

Oh man, imagine if cats really could play bagpipes! Would people still love them so much?

Schern Hanley
Community Member
6 months ago

singing the song of her people

Nicole Tomme
Community Member
6 months ago

"You are as annoying as a snow leopard playing a bagpipe at 3 am."

Adriana Coppage
Community Member
5 months ago

¨oops i dropped a heavy pan on hardwood floors guaranteed to make a loud noise that will keep u up for at least 2 more hours¨

Ruth Dyke
Community Member
6 months ago

Yes!

Anna Feldman
Community Member
6 months ago

Sometimes one of my cats makes a MROWWWW noise when she kills a toy

Tambot
Community Member
6 months ago

Looks like a monkey cat mix

pansexualandproud
Community Member
6 months ago

thats a scary cat lol

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#39

Just Wait

Just Wait

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Lillian Jimenez
Community Member
6 months ago

I do this all the time, but by the time I find the meme, it's not funny anymore. 😂😭

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#40

Not Clickbait

Not Clickbait

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Random Person
Community Member
6 months ago

SUPER SLIME PRANK WITH ACTUAL LIVING TOYS!!!!! (NOT CLICKBAIT)

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#41

The Ultimate Fantasy

The Ultimate Fantasy

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I'manoob!
Community Member
6 months ago (edited)

haha *sigh* mine is getting to play outside and not have to think about school

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#42

If Only He Had A Phone

If Only He Had A Phone

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Eirik Johnsbråten
Community Member
6 months ago

Guess he's a bored panda too.

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#43

Lunch Of Shame

Lunch Of Shame

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Who? Me?
Community Member
6 months ago

Me internally dying to tell my mom that I need URGENT school supplies at dinner

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#44

Uhhhh... Just No

Uhhhh... Just No

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Valquerys
Community Member
6 months ago

Introverts when extroverts do that lmao 😂

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#45

It's Really Confusing

It's Really Confusing

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Ty Stratton-Quirk
Community Member
6 months ago

A swift kick in the groin is usually an effective deterrent.

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#46

I'm About To End This Man's Whole Career

I'm About To End This Man's Whole Career

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
6 months ago

Proceeds to answer with: "Now I'm writing this very slowly, so it's easier for you to understand, but......"

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#47

That’s Love

That’s Love

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Who? Me?
Community Member
6 months ago

That's my granny after Thanksgiving

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#48

Those Aren't Plums, Gary

Those Aren't Plums, Gary

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Vikram Bedi
Community Member
6 months ago

Did they feed weed to the deer...

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#49

Even Beethoven Was Patient Three Times Only

Even Beethoven Was Patient Three Times Only

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Ekate
Community Member
6 months ago

"Don't worry sir, It is a momentous decision and I have all day"

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#50

Poor Thing

Poor Thing

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Luther von Wolfen
Community Member
6 months ago

On behalf of the poor, thank you.

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