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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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#4

"Back In My Days..."

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Wil Vanderheijden
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3 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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...
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#8

Hilarious Classical Art Memes

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Mark
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#19

Best Inspiration

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Annie Hu
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#25

Who's The Good Boi?

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Gabriela
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#28

Hilarious Classical Art Memes

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Annie Hu
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#31

Foolish Peasants

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pandamonium
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#35

Do You Hate When That Happens?

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glowworm2
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There's a man with a tree branch growing out of his head with an owl sitting on it!

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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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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#38

Nah, April Fools Mates Lol

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Mother Mary Helen
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#42

Just Stand Still Until They Go Away

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Mark
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#45

Modern Art

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#46

It Looks Better This Way

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Roger Haywood
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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3 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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