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How To Recognise Famous Painters According To The Internet

Art history has never been so easy! Reddit user DontTacoBoutIt  posted a series of famous paintings and gave short but hilariously accurate explanations on how to recognize their authors. According to him, Da Vinci’s works can be recognized by the bluish mist and locations reminiscent of Lord of The Rings movies, while Rubens’paintings can be identified by the figures’ large behinds.

Though some may fault them for being gross over-generalizations, these descriptions take the recognizable essence of each painter’s work and put it in very easy words that anyone can understand and, more importantly, remember.

But even more exciting is that commenters on Reddit and Imgur started sharing their own ideas for artist identification. It seems like they won’t stop until every artist in the world is explained. 

  1. If every painting is the face of a uni-browed woman, it’s Frida.
  2. Dappled light but no figures, it’s Monet.
  3. If you see a ballerina, it’s Degas.
  4. If everybody has some sort of body malfunction, then it’s Picasso.
  5. Dappled light and happy party-time people, it’s Renoir.
  6. If everyone is beautiful, naked, and stacked, it’s Michelangelo.
  7. If you see a ballerina, it’s Degas.If it’s something you saw on your acid trip last night, it’s Dali.
  8. If everyone in the paintings has enormous asses, then it’s Rubens.
  9. it’s If the painting could easily have a few chubby Cupids or sheep added (or already has them), it’s Boucher.
  10. If everything is highly-contrasted and sharp, sort of bluish, and everyone has gaunt bearded faces, it’s El Greco.

Source: imgur and boredpanda

(via asylum-art)