50 Classic Art Memes That Prove Nothing Has Changed In 100s Of Years (New Pics)

Art can inspire a person to create great things. And sometimes those great things are memes. And sometimes those memes are so good, they end up on the r/TrippinThroughTime subreddit.

The community has over 3.9 million members, constantly proving that good paintings are timeless. For example, they take a portrait from the 1500s, slap a modern caption on it, and voilà—it works. The expression of the subject, the situation he’s in… It’s all relevant, no matter what year or how we look at the artwork.

“In historic art pieces depicting multiple humans, there is a law that at least one of those humans will look like they have no clue how or why they got there,” the moderators of the subreddit write. “It’s like Where’s Waldo? except instead of looking for Waldo, you’re looking for the dude that looks like he just dropped acid.”

Continue scrolling and you’ll understand what they mean.

#1 Thriller

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Our loyal readers probably know just how much we here at Bored Panda love contemporary takes on classic art, but in case you missed anything, here’s our earlier collection of art memes and an equally-amusing list of hilarious museum snapchats. While you’re at it, check out this brilliant guide on how to recognize famous paintings to know what you’re looking at as well!

#2 In The Afterlife

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Ironically while traveling because of the pandemic is impossible, you can become a virtual globetrotter and see exhibits, arts, and learning materials from over 1,200 thousand museums around the world with Google Arts and Culture. Have you ever thought about visiting the Hammer Museum in L.A? Or walk through the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam? How about taking a peek inside the National Museum of Indonesia?

Some works provide an interpretive text with an exploratory zoom capability too!

#3 A Nude Painting

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#4 How It Went Down

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#5 An Artist Ahead Of His Time

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#6 Mary?

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#7 Dashing Through The Flames

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#8 This Is Some Good Stuff

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#9 Sure

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#10 Undress Me With Your Words Darling

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#11 Got Worried For A Sec

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#12 Pandora’s Box

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#13 Not Again

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#14 She Puffy

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#15 Good Ol’ Days

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#16 Medieval Cat Paintings Be Like

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#17 Christ Speaking Facts

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#18 Yeah, Jesus

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#19 Is It Possible?

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#20 Betrayal

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#21 That Do Require Full Armour

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#22 Confidence Level: 200

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#23 The 1st Year They Said

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#24 Happens Every Time

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#25 Time For A Yard Sale

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#26 Wink Wink

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#27 They Don’t Make Horses Like They Did Back Then

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#28 Wait Bro

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#29 Love Language

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#30 Gum Wrapper Hat

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#31 History Channel

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#32 Not Clickbait

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#33 So That’s Why He Died As A Virgin

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#34 Pesky Sheep

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#35 Cats Are Assholes

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#36 Mom Knows

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#37 Yeah

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#38 Binge

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#39 Every Time

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#40 If Only He Had A Phone

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#41 Lunch Of Shame

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#42 That’s Love

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#43 Uhhhh… Just No

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#44 The Ultimate Fantasy

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#45 Just Wait

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#46 I’m About To End This Man’s Whole Career

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#47 Those Aren’t Plums, Gary

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#48 Poor Thing

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#49 Even Beethoven Was Patient Three Times Only

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#50 It’s Really Confusing

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