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Twitter Thread Explains The Weirdness Of Vintage Christmas Cards

We usually use Twitter to waste time on funny tweets, but every now and then it provides some serious knowledge to our weak brains. This particular thread explains the bizarre nature of old Christmas cards - and shares some seriously freaky examples. This is some serious pre-Hallmark shit. We just wish we could find these at our local stationery store.

twitter thread about how christmas cards were really weird in the 1800s | tweet by RabbitThoughts cheap postage stamps came out 1800s suddenly people could send Christmas Cards. Since medium new visual language didn't really exist yet. Their symbolism is all over map and 's fantastic MerryChristmas #History #VisualArt. half man half turnip in a top hat.
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35 Classical Art Memes For Refined Tastes

Throughout the history of civilization, art has been an unparalleled tool for understanding the zeitgeist of a given era. Call us crazy, but we like to think that memes are a lot like classical paintings if you think about them as cultural documents of the time. A lot of art from the past have even been reappropriated into memes. The scenes captured in Medieval and Neoclassical paintings often depict expressive and dramatic characters that one would be crazy not to try and meme today. Was Caravaggio just a pioneer of the Baroque or was he actually a 17th century memelord? We've got a bunch of great classical art memes that prove art is truly timeless.

funny memes, classical art memes, art memes, classical art, biblical, classical painting, history memes, memes, funny, relatable memes, art, medieval memes, medieval, middle ages, covid-19 memes, quarantine memes | don't care who dad is, this is an illegal gathering The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci broken up by police | Waiting on my vibrator charge like
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52 Art Memes For People Of Culture

Many of us may not be able to visit museums due to the coronavirus pandemic, but we're happy to report that we've got the next best thing. Art memes. They combine the creativity and skill of our favorite eras of art with dumb and relatable humor. What more could you want? 

funny art memes, medieval art, middle ages, history memes, classical art memes | Fifth Mambo, c.1380 AD Mary Lou Bega Rita Tina Erica Monica Sandra | wake deep meaningful dream and decide paint
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Medieval Memes From The Bleak Days Of The Middle Ages

Sick and tired of history memes from the twentieth century? Well you're in luck - this gallery contains 20 dank memes from the times of the Wild West, also known as the Middle Ages. What the f*ck people were doing back then, we'll never truly understand. 

Gesǣlig Eastordæg! Or something like that.

Funny medieval memes | The Garden of Death dead inside but at least planet's pretty | king getting stabbed Really, dude? Really?
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Fifteen Classical Art Memes For The Cultured Soul

A lot of classical art is beautiful and awe-inspiring, but then there's some that just makes you scratch your head and wonder WTF the artist was even thinking. Most of the following memes reside in the latter camp. Click here for more classical art hilarity from eBaum's World!

Funny classical art memes | Perhaps Judas's biggest crime never understanding personal space | Time traveller year is 2020 Time traveller- Oh 1st year quarantine classicaldamn
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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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Twitter Thread Reveals Bizarre Genius Of Painted African Movie Posters

We've seen some funky movie posters from the Soviet Union and Poland, but Twitter user @Retr0Joe managed to completely overshadow both with his thread of hand painted African movie posters. Apparently, due to licensing issues, some African movie theaters would hire artists to paint the promotional posters for their theaters. Most of these artists were completely ignorant of the film plots, so they'd have to fake it. And apparently that means a lot more guns, a lot more violence, and unexpected cameos from Michael Jackson. And if these aren't enough for you, there are tons more to be found in the thread.

African movie posters that are hand painted due to licensing issues, space jam, mrs doubtfire, jurassic park, michael jackson | tweet by Retr0Joe thread African Movie Posters Due licensing and printing costs, some African theaters gave task artists paint posters movies being shown Some artists had no reference movie they drawing so some just guessed Here are my favourites.. SPACE JAM MICHAEL JORDAN BUGS BUNNY badly drawn characters movie poster
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Fifteen Classical Art Memes For Highly Cultured People

Do you love feeling uber sophisticated and better than everyone else? If the answer is yes, then these classical art memes are for you! Now check out some complimentary history memes here!

Funny memes about classical art | drunk friends try look sober while negotiate with bouncer Jesus and followers | My cat at 2 AM deciding thank caring about him Kafz Should piss his slippers or shit on is keyboard? weird medieval cat
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Cartoonist Brutally Roasts Redditors By Sketching Their Ugliest Features

We know that roasts involve people literally asking for it, but also...why? Guess some people are just confident enough to not be legitimately and deeply hurt by it, and honestly we're pretty envious of that. This round of Reddit roasts takes the form of insulting sketches (made by SketchyCrab) that highlight the victim's worst features!

brutal cartoon roasts | unflattering caricature roasting a girl with thick thighs
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Fifteen Medieval Cat Memes Proving They've Always Been Up To Their Same Ol' BS

First of all, what the f*ck was up with artwork in the middle ages? It's like no one had any idea what a cat actually looked like. Luckily for us, it's provided for some excellent entertainment and ridiculous meme-age. Click here for some more medieval memes that made us wonder what the hell was going on back then.

Funny cat memes made out of medieval paintings | wake up everyday expecting see humans gone work but they still quarantine | cats middle ages: diligent, went mass, contributed society cats now: feckless ingrates, atheists, too lazy walk on hind legs
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Twitter Users Mock & Remix Another Hilariously Botched Painting Restoration

Eight years ago the world was rocked by a well-meaning old Spanish woman who took it upon herself to restore a painting of Jesus Christ. The painting, in its hilariously terrible glory, is often referred to as "Monkey Christ" or "Potato Jesus". Whatever you choose to call the massive fail, it's got some new competition. 

According to The Guardian, a private art collector in Spain (here we go again) paid a furniture restorer 1,200 euros to clean a famous painting by the baroque artist Bartolomé Esteban Murillo. The restorer's efforts fell woefully short of expectations, and left the Virgin Mary's face completely unrecognizable. The gaffe, which has inspired experts to call for art restoration regulation, might be tragic to art lovers, but is going a long way to amuse bored Twitter users. Even the Royal Academy of the Arts got in on the fun and challenged followers to "restore" the painting themselves. The results are pretty damn entertaining.

funny tweets about botched art restoration in spain, virgin mary | Nhu-Y Ngo @nhuyngo Replying davidmackau looks like something Redd would try sell on Animal Crossing 3:08 PM 6/22/20 Twitter Web App | angry anime face Ghost Tsuchimi RootLoops Replying royalacademy Done!
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