In 2022, we can all agree that memes rule the world; it’s a great way to communicate while amusing oneself. And there’s something special about taking old art and turning it contemporary that touches us on such a personal level. It’s not as if any of the classic masters could have predicted where we’d be today, but that didn’t stop Reddit contributors Tripping Through Time (and its Classical Art Memes subreddit) from making it so current and accessible. Take a trip with us through time and have some fun along the way! These jokes will surely bring a grin to your face, if not cause you to laugh out loud. You could even learn something about classic art or contemporary (and where they overlap). So, without further ado, here are some art memes that everyone can relate to!
If you have a cat, this meme may be the most relatable. Cats are notorious for having trouble taking their medicine (“trouble” is an understatement), and it appears that Hercules had the same issue… many, many times. Those tiny terrors genuinely believe they are cats. All jokes aside, these statues show how great Hercules slew the Nemean Lion.
The lion was allegedly unkillable because of its golden mane that was impermeable to weapons. It also had claws sharp enough to cut through any armor since mythological beasts must strike real fear into the general public. Thankfully, Hercules is a demi-god, so he was able to defend himself.