A Silly Yet Accurate Guide On How To Understand Famous Paintings

If Everyone – Including The Women – Looks Like Putin, Then It’s Van Eyck

Jan van Eyck

If It’s Something You Saw On Your Acid Trip Last Night, It’s Dali

Salvador Dalí

If Everyone Looks Like Hobos Illuminated Only By A Dim Streetlamp, It’s Rembrandt

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn

If The Paintings Have Lots Of Little People In Them But Also Have A Ton Of Crazy Bulls#%t, It’s Bosch

Hieronymus Bosch

Dappled Light And Unhappy Party-Time People, Then It’s Manet

Édouard Manet

Lord Of The Rings Landscapes With Weird Blue Mist And The Same Wavy-Haired Aristocratic-Nose Madonna, It’s Da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci

If You See A Ballerina, It’s Degas

Edgar Degas

Dappled Light But No Figures, It’s Monet

Claude Monet

Dappled Light And Happy Party-Time People, It’s Renoir

Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Excel Sheet With Coloured Squares, It’s Mondrian

Piet Mondrian

If The Paintings Have Tons Of Little People In Them But Otherwise Seem Normal, It’s Bruegel


Pieter Bruegel the Elder

If All The Men Look Like Cow-Eyed Curly-Haired Women, It’s Caravaggio

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio

If Every Painting Is The Face Of A Uni-Browed Woman, It’s Frida

Frida Kahlo

If Everything Is Highly-Contrasted And Sharp, Sort Of Bluish, And Everyone Has Gaunt Bearded Faces, It’s El Greco

Doménikos Theotokópoulos – El Greco (“The Greek”)

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