Everyone loves a good art history joke, right? Right? Come on, don’t tell me I’m the only one. I know I’m not.
So when my good old friend and former locker neighbor Bruce posted this on Facebook today, I had to share: a snarky guide to recognizing some of the most famous (and some of the not-so-famous) artists of all time by their signature styles.
Right off the bat, there was our old friend, Rembrandt van Rijn:
Funny, but is it fair? Well, I mean … yeah!
How about this one?
Does this look familiar?
Oh come on, Putin???
So I’m thinking, what’s missing here? I don’t see Van Gogh or Gauguin. I see no Monet or Manet or Matisse. Where’s my Cezanne and Chagall? Or Renoir and Mary Cassat? Norman Rockwell? Basquiat? Anyone?
Care to take a stab at any of these and come up with your own artist identifiers? I’d love to see them!