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
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1 year 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
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1 year ago

Accurate.

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#3

Hilarious Classical Art Memes

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Gabriela
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1 year ago

My dog when she wants a treat :)

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#4

"Back In My Days..."

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Wil Vanderheijden
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1 year 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.

Pataman
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1 year ago

And it was uphill both ways

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Char Char
Community Member
1 year ago

Uphill both ways.

Pataman
Community Member
1 year ago

I should have read yours first

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Magpie
Community Member
1 year ago

" "A cardboard box you say?" we would have loved living in a cardboard box!!! "

Ashley Say Wha?!?
Community Member
1 year ago

Never ever ever did I once think of the fact that Vikings or whomever they are ever had to wear skis while in a brutal looking battle, not ever, never ever.

seauf
Community Member
1 year ago

make that parents ;o)

Kevin Tengesdal
Community Member
1 year ago

But wait, these school kids are going downhill, and not uphill both ways!

Sonja Heard-Bond
Community Member
1 year ago

Wrong!! It was uphill. BOTH WAYS!!🤣

Claire Armstrong
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh aye, we used to have one pair of shoes to share amongst us, and they were wooden shoes at that! Got that story countless times from my papa lol! What I'd give to hear it again, he died 5yrs ago! But his stories will be with us forever xx

Obodo Linda
Community Member
1 year ago

OMG... I thought this was just African parents doing this. Lmao

Kirk McLoren
Community Member
1 year ago

uphill both ways

Kian Stabell
Community Member
1 year ago

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birkebeiner

Magdalina777
Community Member
1 year ago

What picture is this? Looks... interesting.

Leigh C.
Community Member
1 year ago

It's a depiction of the origins of skiing. The Norse would use skies to be able to glide quietly, but swiftly, so not to scare away the animals they are hunting. Some would even launch themselves off bumps and shoot animals with bows and arrows. It's sorta eerie in a way when you first learn about it.

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E Tc
Community Member
1 year ago

My ancestors being Scottish and Viking, DID go to school this way LMBO

Steve Hancock
Community Member
1 year ago

NOW THESE GUYS CAN SKI!

Joann Barry
Community Member
1 year ago

OK pal, if that bear comes after us again, you use the ax and I'll jab it in the middle.

Kristin Malliet
Community Member
1 year ago

My parents peppered my childhood with stories...feet of snow, miles and miles, chased by dogs, toes getting frostbite, all to get to a one room schoolhouse.

Amazon QT
Community Member
1 year ago

Literally every time I’d complain about anything!!

Neo Conderson
Community Member
1 year ago

"Dude, this is boring. Let's hit the moguls. Black diamond action!"

Jolene Oldham
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow. They had skis.

Marzena Helena Leino
Community Member
1 year ago

My mom walked [at least once as she says] a big distance [unknown length] deep in snow without any proper winter clothing only to get some herrings which her mother craved on just that snowy and frosty day. Not to school but just to please mommy and what you say ? :) Honestly I have always doubted it .... LOL

R L Housman
Community Member
1 year ago

Ha! And it was five miles each way.

Gabriela
Community Member
1 year ago

So true!!!!!

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
2 months ago

There were schools?

Beverly Albrecht
Community Member
1 year ago

Ya, they say...

Ray Odgers
Community Member
1 year ago

Now we provide limo services to get to school, people don't realize that %37 of education budget is going to wheels on the bus. No country in the world spends money on limo services except 1.

Sandi McDonald
Community Member
1 year ago

lol how true is this one lol

Bettye McKee
Community Member
1 year ago

Close, except it was uphill. Both ways.

L Jennings
Community Member
1 year ago

At least we walked to school...

Kristen Frandsen
Community Member
1 year ago

Jamen, sådan var det da!

David Turner
Community Member
1 year ago

Cute

Vickie Browning
Community Member
1 year ago

Nope, it was uphill both ways....in the snow....

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#5

Hilarious Classical Art Memes

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Just another user...
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1 year ago

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

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#6

Hilarious Classical Art Memes

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Lady Perkele
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1 year ago

I'm screaming

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#7

Ending A Relationship Is Always A Hard Thing

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Crystal Martin
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1 year ago

WOW

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#8

Hilarious Classical Art Memes

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Mark
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
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1 year ago

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

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#11

Packing Like Amazon

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~Milo~
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1 year ago

Call me Dickasso

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#12

Booty Call

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Kaisu Rei
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1 year 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
Community Member
1 year ago

Good choice, I can relate

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#14

A Magical Moment In Motherhood

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My O My
Community Member
1 year ago

Ah. Been there

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#15

Pull Out Method Weak

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Luis Milian
Community Member
1 year ago

true story!

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#16

Ahh, The Good Ol' Days

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Maria Rangel Lemus
Community Member
1 year ago

yea just for the fun of it!

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#17

The Magical Bond Of Motherhood

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panda_legerdemain
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1 year ago

The man-child series

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#18

I Knew I Forgot Something

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Roger Haywood
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh! The butler did it!

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#19

Best Inspiration

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Annie Hu
Community Member
1 year ago

this one is so true, especially when you get older

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#20

Hilarious Classical Art Memes

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Mother Mary Helen
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1 year 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
Community Member
1 year ago

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

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#22

Hilarious Classical Art Memes

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glowworm2
Community Member
1 year 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
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1 year 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
Community Member
1 year ago

Every parent since the beginning of time

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#25

Who's The Good Boi?

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Gabriela
Community Member
1 year 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
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1 year 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
Community Member
1 year ago

Trump: the early years

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#28

Hilarious Classical Art Memes

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Annie Hu
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1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
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1 year ago

Cool glove

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#31

Foolish Peasants

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pandamonium
Community Member
1 year 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
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1 year ago

Same result when discussing religion.

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#33

Doctors Orders!

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Luis Milian
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year ago

"Alexa...."

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#35

Do You Hate When That Happens?

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Magpie
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1 year ago

That nose ring! arrrggg.

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#36

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

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Roger Haywood
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1 year 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
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1 year ago

Humpty dumpty and his wife?

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#38

Nah, April Fools Mates Lol

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Mother Mary Helen
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year ago

Ah, the good old penis tree :)

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#41

Don't Be That Guy

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Dibbo Sadhukhan
Community Member
1 year 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
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1 year ago

Wolf and Grandma caught in compromising position!

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#43

I Guess I Was Dead

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pandamonium
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1 year 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
Community Member
1 year ago

We'll try again in a few minutes :)

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#45

Modern Art

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Kaisu Rei
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
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1 year ago

Dog: "Hoomans are stoopid"

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#50

This Trip Bites

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glowworm2
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1 year ago

Jesus Christ!

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