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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.

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Seventeen Instances Of Glorious Accidental Renaissance

Sometimes renaissance moments just happen in everyday life, and these photographers were lucky enough to capture them at the perfect moment. Go check out /r/AccidentalRenaissance for plenty more Assumption-esque works of art!

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Christian College Censors The Nudity In Classical Artwork And The Results Are Freaking Hysterical

We think that anyone should be able to practice whatever religion they want, but we have to say that sometimes religiousrules go a little far. That was definitely the case at this fundamentalist Baptist college, where they censored the nudity out of classical paintings. The results are a giant fail, but also effing hilarious.

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