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Twitter Thread: Medieval Artists Had No Idea What Animals Looked Like

At this point we're all aware of the cursed nature of medieval cat art. Their strangely human painted faces are the stuff of bad trips, or for the innocent, nightmares. While we've learned to accept their demonic yet depressed vibe, Twitter user @DannyDutch has clued us into some more fascinating (and slightly freaky) medieval animal art. His thread boasts 17 examples of medieval artists saying "f*ck it, i think this is what xyz animal looks like." And while sometimes the artists hit the nail mostly on the head, some have left us either laughing at their absurdity or feeling slightly disturbed. However these artifacts make you feel, we can be sure of one thing: art and world travel have both come a long way since the Middle Ages.

Funny Twitter thread about how medieval artists didnt know what animals looked like, had to guess or get creative | Daniel Holland @DannyDutch thread medieval paintings animals look nothing like real animals because artist had never seen them. Starting with Oyster | This elephant with tornado trunk. By Jacob van Maerlant Der Naturen Bloeme
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Surely a lot of trust goes into Mike Wolfe and Tyler Harding's unique hobby, but this is just a level of friendship I can never hope to attain. Harding shaves artistic renderings into Wolfe's back hair about every four months (hey, it takes time to grow!), to take photos for a "calendHAIR" celebrating Wolfe's wolfy pelt.

In defense of their art, 10% of the proceeds from their calendar go to charity. You can buy one here if you want your year to be filled with back hair puns like "M-HAIRY-achy Band" and "EastHAIR Bunny."

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Entitled Woman Expects to Pay for Painting with Prayer

The world has its unfair share of entitled folks and their frustrating demands. Sometimes people make such jaw-droppingly laughable "offers" that it's probably best to run away. For another wild piece of entitlement, here's an entitled parent who demanded a public artist make a piece just for them.

Entitled person wants to trade church membership for art | If joined our church would pray would illuminate ur future w our prayers Tell Do painting our church, and will pray know u did painting about year ago our sister Why can't do one us and get saved while u can Are asking do painting free? Not free U know each member pays 20 their paycheck church each month. This'll be kind innitiation our great community think u really need
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Impressive Creations Of Questionable Taste

There's no question that a lot of craftsmanship and creativity went into these skillful creations of dubious taste. It's just that they're also kind of also weird and scary. It takes a specific type of person to want to make a 20-foot peeing dachshund sculpture on the front of a building, but the world is...better... for it? At least there's no question that questionable taste and skill go hand in hand.

creations that are skillfully made but weird and bad taste | road map carpet inside a car | porta potties stacked on top of each other and wrapped in Christmas lights
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Warning: Language

You know the quip about how artists are a bit on the sensitive side? Yeeeah, erm... no comment.

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25 Cool Tattoos That Turned Scars Into Art

Got an unsightly surgery scar that you wanna jazz up? Bam! Fishbone! We've seen our fair share of really not great tattoos. Bad tattoos are a dime a dozen. But these are flippin' cool. Here are a bunch of clever ways people used tattoos to cover up and repurpose scars and birthmarks into cool looking artwork.

tattoos that incorporate scars, tattoo of a bird using a scar as a branch
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