There's something about classical art that just turns me off. Endless portraits of pale and plump aristocrats looking all fancy in the classical paintings, 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 is a 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 famous paintings 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 about these art memes.

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 the newest memes out for yourself, and if you find yourself thirsting for more, there is a previous list of these art-themed funny memes here!

#1

Hilarious Classical Art Memes

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Gabriela 4 months 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 4 months ago

Accurate.

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#3

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Gabriela 4 months ago

My dog when she wants a treat :)

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#4

"Back In My Days..."

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Wil Vanderheijden 4 months 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

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Just another user... 4 months 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 4 months ago

I'm screaming

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#7

Ending A Relationship Is Always A Hard Thing

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Crystal Martin 4 months ago

WOW

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#8

Hilarious Classical Art Memes

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Mark 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months ago

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

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#11

Packing Like Amazon

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~Milo~ 4 months ago

Call me Dickasso

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#12

Booty Call

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Kaisu Rei 4 months 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 4 months ago

Good choice, I can relate

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#14

A Magical Moment In Motherhood

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My O My 4 months ago

Ah. Been there

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#15

Pull Out Method Weak

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Luis Milian 4 months ago

true story!

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#16

Ahh, The Good Ol' Days

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Maria Rangel Lemus 4 months ago

yea just for the fun of it!

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#17

The Magical Bond Of Motherhood

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panda_legerdemain 4 months ago

The man-child series

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#18

I Knew I Forgot Something

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Roger Haywood 4 months ago

Oh! The butler did it!

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#19

Best Inspiration

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Annie Hu 4 months ago

this one is so true, especially when you get older

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#20

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Mother Mary Helen 4 months ago

Apparently they've been smoking that medieval stuff again

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#21

Going Rafiki In The Rough

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Luis Milian 4 months ago

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

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#22

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glowworm2 4 months ago

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

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#23

When You Try Being Healthy But Friends Don't Approve

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PandaJon 4 months 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 4 months ago

Every parent since the beginning of time

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#25

Who's The Good Boi?

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Gabriela 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months ago

Trump: the early years

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#28

Hilarious Classical Art Memes

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Annie Hu 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months ago

Cool glove

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#31

Foolish Peasants

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pandamonium 4 months 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 4 months ago

Same result when discussing religion.

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#33

Doctors Orders!

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Luis Milian 4 months 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 4 months ago

"Alexa...."

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#35

Do You Hate When That Happens?

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SaddleUp 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months ago

Humpty dumpty and his wife?

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#38

Nah, April Fools Mates Lol

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Mother Mary Helen 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months ago

Ah, the good old penis tree :)

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#41

Don't Be That Guy

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Dibbo Sadhukhan 4 months 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 4 months ago

Wolf and Grandma caught in compromising position!

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#43

I Guess I Was Dead

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pandamonium 4 months 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 4 months ago

We'll try again in a few minutes :)

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#45

Modern Art

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Kaisu Rei 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months 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 4 months ago

Dog: "Hoomans are stoopid"

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#50

This Trip Bites

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glowworm2 4 months ago

Jesus Christ!

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