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This post was written by Emma Welsh from Invaluable, an online art auction site with a lively blog. I really enjoyed their art memes and thought I’d share them with you. Hope you get a chuckle out of them! 

Invaluable art meme Sophie Ploeg

Leonardo da Vinci, “Lady with an Ermine,” 1489–1490. Image via Wikimedia Commons.

It’s not hard to spot one of Michelangelo's famous paintings nor Leonardo da Vinci’s influential works of art. And while these acclaimed artists have surely made a lasting impression on the craft, sometimes it’s fun to reimagine their works in a modern context. Invaluable took some of the most amazing works of art from centuries past and recreated them as memes in a fun, satirical manner. See if you can relate to any and get a good laugh along the way!

Invaluable meme Sophie Ploeg
Invaluable meme Sophie Ploeg

Joseph Ducreux, “Self-portrait of the artist in the guise of a mocker,” 1793. Image via Wikimedia Commons.

Invaluable meme Sophie Ploeg

Gustave Courbet, “The Desperate Man,” 1844–1845. Image via Wikimedia Commons.

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John Everett Millais, “Ophelia,” 1851–52. Image via Wikimedia Commons.

Invaluable meme Sophie Ploeg Blog

Jacques-Louis David, “The Death of Marat,” 1793. Image via Wikimedia Commons.

invaluable meme Sophie Ploeg Blog

Sandro Botticelli, “Pallas and the Centaur” (detail), 1445–1510. Image via Wikimedia Commons.

invaluable meme Sophie Ploeg Blog

Raphael, “Joanna of Aragon,” 1518. Image via Wiki Art.

Invaluable art meme Sophie Ploeg blog

Henry Fuseli, “The Nightmare,” 1781. Image via Wikimedia Commons.

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Caravaggio, “Boy with a Basket of Fruit,” 1593. Image via Wikimedia Commons.

Thanks for the chuckle Emma! 

About the Author

Emma Welsh

Emma Welsh is a writer at Invaluable, an online auction site that sells decorative art, antiques, literature, collectibles and more! Their blog is dedicated to exploring the history and intricacies behind some of the most exquisite art and collectibles from years past.

About the author

Sophie is an artist, art historian, tutor, author and blogger. She writes on oil and pastel painting, art history and the life of an artist. She paints portraits and still life and specialises in painting drapery and lace.

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