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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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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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Fifteen Crusader Memes Straight From The Holy Land

Deus vult! These memes are for all the Crusaders who want to take back the Holy Land, or for anyone who digs some ridiculous historical entertainment. Click here for one of our past galleries of deus vult memes!

Funny dank memes about the Crusades | Lisa Simpson presentation Karen is new heresy | joe @TravusHertl not cell phone sight. just living moment. absolutely beautiful, wish could go back
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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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Sixteen Trebuchet Memes Perfect For Yeeting Your Boredom

Behold, we have trebuchet memes! They're perfect for when you just need some ridiculous, nonsensical content to take your mind off it all. eBaum's World has even more trebuchet memes in case you're cravin' more! We know you want 'em...

Funny dank memes about trebuchets | parents ask where all 100 kilogram stone projectiles went | comic Hey goin sleep? Yes, now shut up Theoretically trebuchet space would have infinite range
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Fourteen Strange Medieval Memes For History Buffs

If all we knew about the Middle Ages was from the artwork of the time, we'd be real confused. Thankfully though, its weirdness makes it perfect meme material. If you're in need of more classical art memes, click here!

Funny memes made out of medieval art | know had rough life Death gives cuddle he comes claim soul CLASSICAL ART MEMES fucobook.com/clasticilartimemes poor thing | Cats they hear pspspsps
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Fourteen 'Monty Python' Memes All About Pseudo-Intellect

It's pretty much a proven fact that everyone in the world likes Monty Python and the Holy Grail, so it makes sense that a dank meme inspired by it would be excellent. So without further ado, please enjoy these memes, entitled, "Who Are You, Who Are So Wise In The Ways Of Science?"

Funny dank memes from Monty Python and the Holy Grail entitled, "Who Are You, Who Are So Wise In The Ways Of Science?" | My parents fix their WiFi by turning off and on new scientific study claims fertility is hereditary. If parents didn't have any children, chances are won't either.
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14 Hilarious Memes From 'Monty Python & The Holy Grail'

Is there a more quotable movie than Monty Python and the Holy Grail? Well aside from Airplane, we think not. 

Movies often times become dated and irrelevant throughout the years, but Monty Python and the Holy Grail is one that will likely be hilarious for generations to come. 

If this gallery inspires you to watch the movie again, then our work here is done.

Memes from 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail'
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18 Very Educational History Memes For The Scholars

This gallery has a little bit of everything when it comes to history. We've got your medieval history, WWII history, Revolutionary War history, ancient history, etc. 

We just hope you can learn a thing or two from these memes, unlike your 10th grade history class where the teacher just talked about his divorce for an hour straight every day...

Funny memes about history
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15 Dank Classical Art Memes For When You Don't Feel Like Being In The Present

This gallery is for those who are fascinated by both medieval history and dumb classical art memes! We're fans of the artwork created during that time, but that doesn't mean it isn't completely and utterly WTF. And of course, if you want even more weird classical art memes, check out eBaum's World!

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