There is no better way to express your grief, your pain, your misery and your gloom than by taking to a canvas and letting colors spill. The brush becomes an extension of the hand, the hand has a mind of its own. For some of us, painting means reaching a state of flow. But isn’t happiness an emotion, too? What about joy, humor, sarcasm? Believe it or not, these are not unrepresented on canvas. In fact, some of the best pieces scream humor. Walk down with us and look at the 5 funniest paintings in the world!
The Flatterers, 1592
Have you ever wondered what a literal ‘suck up’ would look like? Artist Pieter Brueghel the Younger represented the ‘bleak’ subjects in his painting ‘The Flatterers’ – a meme-worthy material, if you ask us.
Youth Making A Face, 1732-1635
From time immemorial artists have loved observing seemingly mundane scenes of quotidian lives. This is true for the Dutch as well, and especially for artist Adriaen Brouwer. This painting may suggest that the youth is Brouwer himself, known primarily, and very notorious for his sluggish appearance.
Escaping Criticism, 1874
How often have celebs wanted to flee from trolls? Painter Pere Borrell del Caso’s boy tries hard to escape from the framed prison – a desperate attempt to escape criticism.
The Experts, 1837
Are you, too, offended when ‘experts’ reject your work? Alexandre-Gabriel Decamps took matters into his own hands when his style was considered ‘too experimental’. In the painting, chimpanzee experts, very serious art critics, can be seen analyzing the landscape with scrutiny.
Everyone knows Marcel Duchamp, the artist who once submitted Fountain, a urinal to an exhibition. It then comes as no surprise that this prankster also holds credit for one of the funniest paintings in the world. In L. H. O. O. Q., Duchamp penciled Van Dyke onto the Mona Lisa, to make fun of Renaissance values. As is apparent, the result was revoltingly hilarious.
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