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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2 years 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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~Milo~
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2 years ago

Obama is concerned

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#3

Hilarious Classical Art Memes

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Gabriela
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2 years ago

My dog when she wants a treat :)

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#4

"Back In My Days..."

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Gabriela
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2 years ago

So true!!!!!

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#5

Hilarious Classical Art Memes

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Just another user...
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2 years 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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Mark
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2 years ago

Same goes for your boobs!

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#7

Ending A Relationship Is Always A Hard Thing

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pandamonium
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2 years ago

Lmao homewrecker

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#8

Hilarious Classical Art Memes

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Mother Mary Helen
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2 years ago

The ultimate version of "I've got your nose"

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#9

We're All The Same

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Luis Milian
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2 years 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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Luis Milian
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2 years ago

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when you were promised a dick pick, but he has to sit through a 27 hour oil painting

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#11

Packing Like Amazon

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Major Houlihan Bear
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2 years ago

The original eggplant emoji!

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#12

Booty Call

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Kaisu Rei
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2 years 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
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2 years ago

Good choice, I can relate

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#14

A Magical Moment In Motherhood

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Dibbo Sadhukhan
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2 years ago

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big man with baby balls

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#15

Pull Out Method Weak

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Luis Milian
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2 years ago

true story!

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#16

Ahh, The Good Ol' Days

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Maria Rangel Lemus
Community Member
2 years 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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2 years ago

The man-child series

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#18

I Knew I Forgot Something

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Dibbo Sadhukhan
Community Member
2 years ago

eh what u gonna do

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#19

Best Inspiration

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Maria Rangel Lemus
Community Member
2 years ago

school and work

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#20

Hilarious Classical Art Memes

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Luis Milian
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2 years ago

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Bored Panda . com

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#21

Going Rafiki In The Rough

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panda_legerdemain
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2 years ago

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What is even happening here?

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#22

Hilarious Classical Art Memes

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glowworm2
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2 years 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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2 years 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
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2 years ago

Every parent since the beginning of time

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#25

Who's The Good Boi?

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Gabriela
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2 years 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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2 years ago

Mona Lisa's uglier sister Gristellda

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#27

Gonna Need Some Mega-Bloks For That

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Mark
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2 years ago

Child labour was cheap back then.

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#28

Hilarious Classical Art Memes

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Annie Hu
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2 years 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
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2 years 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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seauf
Community Member
2 years ago

yay orange gimme

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#31

Foolish Peasants

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seauf
Community Member
2 years ago

I hardtly do this

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#32

Politics And Family

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Andres Tejeda
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2 years ago

Same result when discussing religion.

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#33

Doctors Orders!

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Aperture Laboratories
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2 years ago

ha

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#34

I Don't Want To Get Up Now

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Mark
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2 years ago

"Alexa...."

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#35

Do You Hate When That Happens?

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glowworm2
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2 years ago

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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glowworm2
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2 years ago

"I'm invisible! You are only talking to a transparent lacy curtain!"

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#37

We All Know That Couple

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Dave van Es
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2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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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2 years 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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2 years 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
2 years ago

We'll try again in a few minutes :)

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#45

Modern Art

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Kaisu Rei
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#46

It Looks Better This Way

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Hassini
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2 years ago

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They are wearing hats.... what's the point of this lol

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#47

The Struggle Is Real

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Luis Milian
Community Member
2 years 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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panda_legerdemain
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2 years ago

That escalated quickly..

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#49

When Talking To Anyone Is Worse Than Suicide

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Major Houlihan Bear
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2 years ago

Must be a young HP Lovecraft

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#50

This Trip Bites

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Maria Rangel Lemus
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2 years ago

yep, ya gotta love mosquitoes

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