There's something about classical art that just turns me off. Endless portraits of pale and plump aristocrats, bucolic rural scenes, religious iconography... I can certainly appreciate the skill and relevance back in the pre-photography age, but these days we need a message!

What better way to make these historical artifacts more accessible to the youth of today than to turn them into memes? Entertaining, amusing and easily shareable, a whole new generation is being exposed to the genius of Da Vinci, Van Gogh, Goya and friends, albeit with a cheeky modern twist that would likely make them turn in their graves if they knew.

We here at Bored Panda have compiled a hilarious list of our favorite classical art memes, to help you decipher what those enigmatic old artists were really trying to say! Scroll down below to check them out for yourself, and if you find yourself thirsting for more, there is a previous list here!

#1

Hilarious Classical Art Memes

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Gabriela 3 weeks ago

When you go shopping on boxing day but you don't technically end up "buying" something

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#2

Hilarious Classical Art Memes

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João Ferreira 3 weeks ago

Accurate.

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#3

Hilarious Classical Art Memes

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Gabriela 3 weeks ago

My dog when she wants a treat :)

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#4

"Back In My Days..."

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Wil Vanderheijden 3 weeks ago (edited)

Oh, them good ol' days where yo had to walk 40 miles in the snow to go to school. That is after you delivered the newspapers and fed all the farm animals. That's when the houses were so tiny you could only have small talk and where you would sleep in the refrigerator to stay warm.

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#5

Hilarious Classical Art Memes

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Just another user... 3 weeks ago

This is too true, I am NOT photogenic, where as all my friends AND dog are..

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#6

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Lady Perkele 3 weeks ago

I'm screaming

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#7

Ending A Relationship Is Always A Hard Thing

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Crystal Martin 3 weeks ago

WOW

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#8

Hilarious Classical Art Memes

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Mark 3 weeks ago

It's better than picking my own nose, yes?

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#9

We're All The Same

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Luis Milian 3 weeks ago

when they tell you no flash, but you take a pic with a flash anyways

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#10

Netflix And Still

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Mark 3 weeks ago

I would question who watches Netflix with their breasts out :)

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#11

Packing Like Amazon

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~Milo~ 3 weeks ago

Call me Dickasso

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#12

Booty Call

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Kaisu Rei 3 weeks ago

This is the kind of humour I love

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#13

The Logical Thing To Do

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Kaisu Rei 3 weeks ago

Good choice, I can relate

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#14

A Magical Moment In Motherhood

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My O My 3 weeks ago

Ah. Been there

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#15

Pull Out Method Weak

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Luis Milian 3 weeks ago

true story!

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#16

Ahh, The Good Ol' Days

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Maria Rangel Lemus 3 weeks ago

yea just for the fun of it!

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#17

The Magical Bond Of Motherhood

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panda_legerdemain 3 weeks ago

The man-child series

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#18

I Knew I Forgot Something

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Roger Haywood 3 weeks ago

Oh! The butler did it!

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#19

Best Inspiration

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Annie Hu 3 weeks ago

this one is so true, especially when you get older

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#20

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Mother Mary Helen 3 weeks ago

Apparently they've been smoking that medieval stuff again

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#21

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glowworm2 3 weeks ago

Seriously, artists DID NOT know how to draw cats back then.

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#22

Going Rafiki In The Rough

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Luis Milian 3 weeks ago

so we are just going to ignore that the men are fighting naked

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#23

When You Try Being Healthy But Friends Don't Approve

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PandaJon 3 weeks ago

Now we sit back and wait for the hamburger to be invented

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#24

Can You Grab Me A Drink?...

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Mother Mary Helen 3 weeks ago

Every parent since the beginning of time

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#25

Who's The Good Boi?

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Gabriela 3 weeks ago

If the guy died his name would be Post Bitchface Malone III :)

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#26

Can We Take Another One?

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PandaJon 3 weeks ago

Mona Lisa's uglier sister Gristellda

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#27

Gonna Need Some Mega-Bloks For That

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Mother Mary Helen 3 weeks ago

Trump: the early years

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#28

Hilarious Classical Art Memes

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Annie Hu 3 weeks ago

you know, no one ever reads them. we all just sign our names or click "I agree"

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#29

This Is Especially Egregious In A Public Restroom

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Luis Milian 3 weeks ago

it's called the Kiss of Poseidon

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#30

When They Say "Continental", They Must Mean A Continent Without Food

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didi 3 weeks ago

Cool glove

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#31

Foolish Peasants

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pandamonium 3 weeks ago

I must be beyond an intellectual because i judge people for the mistakes I'm currently making

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#32

Politics And Family

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Andres Tejeda 3 weeks ago

Same result when discussing religion.

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#33

Doctors Orders!

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Luis Milian 3 weeks ago

give him some milk of the poppy

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#34

I Don't Want To Get Up Now

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Mark 3 weeks ago

"Alexa...."

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#35

Do You Hate When That Happens?

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SaddleUp 3 weeks ago

damnn that lizard/bird thing- yikes!

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#36

If I Can't See You, You Can't See Me

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Roger Haywood 3 weeks ago

Yes I was in Game of Thrones! Now bugger off! I'm trying to read!

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#37

We All Know That Couple

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Dave van Es 3 weeks ago

Humpty dumpty and his wife?

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#38

Nah, April Fools Mates Lol

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Mother Mary Helen 3 weeks ago

I'm going to hell in a hand basket for laughing at this

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#39

What Are You Looking At?

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Mark 3 weeks ago

Not his fault, chap next to him pinched his stool!

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#40

Browsing Tinder With Friends

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Mark 3 weeks ago

Ah, the good old penis tree :)

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#41

Don't Be That Guy

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Dibbo Sadhukhan 3 weeks ago

oh no i was just gonna start smelly cat

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#42

Just Stand Still Until They Go Away

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Mark 3 weeks ago

Wolf and Grandma caught in compromising position!

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#43

I Guess I Was Dead

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pandamonium 3 weeks ago

I'd like to take a nap and woke up after the sun set. Was seriously disoriented when i woke

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#44

Oh No...

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Mark 3 weeks ago

We'll try again in a few minutes :)

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#45

Modern Art

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Kaisu Rei 3 weeks ago

Don't worry guys, anything can be art nowadays!

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#46

It Looks Better This Way

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Roger Haywood 3 weeks ago

Are you sure this is how you do a hair transplant?

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#47

The Struggle Is Real

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Luis Milian 3 weeks ago (edited)

me trying to do my homework before google-ing it.

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#48

Oh No Not Again

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Luis Milian 3 weeks ago

when you come out the womb and realize there is a FreAking cow next to you!!

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#49

When Talking To Anyone Is Worse Than Suicide

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Mother Mary Helen 3 weeks ago

Dog: "Hoomans are stoopid"

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#50

This Trip Bites

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glowworm2 3 weeks ago

Jesus Christ!

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