This person created a funny guide on how to recognize famous painters, and the result is surprisingly accurate.
If you’re not a big fan of classical art, you probably have a hard time pointing out who painted what painting.
Luckily for all art lovers who just haven’t got the time to understand all the ins and outs of art history, someone on Imgur decided to help us all to look less dumb in galleries by creating a handy, pretty hilarious guide on how to recognize famous painters by their paintings.
#1 If The Painting Could Easily Have A Few Chubby Cupids Or Sheep Added (Or Already Has Them), It’s Boucher
#2 If Everything Is Highly-Contrasted and Sharp, Sort Of Bluish, And Everyone Has Gaunt Bearded Faces, It’s El Greco
#3 If Every Painting Is the Face of a Uni-Browed Woman, Its Frida
#4 If Everyone in the Paintings Has Enormous Asses, Then its Rubens
#5 If the Paintings Have Tons of Little People In Them But Otherwise Seem Normal, its Bruegel
#6 If All the Men Look Like Cow-Eyed Curly-Haired Women, its Caravaggio
#7 Excel Sheet with Coloured Squares, Its Mondrian
#8 If the Images Have A Dark Background And Everyone Has Tortured Expressions On Their Faces, It’s Titian
#9 Dappled Light and Happy Party-Time People, its Renoir
#10 If Everyone Is Beautiful, Naked, And Stacked, its Michelangelo
#11 Dappled Light but No Figures, its Monet
#12 If You See A Ballerina, It’s Degas
#13 Dappled Light And Unhappy Party-Time People, Then It’s Manet
#14 Lord Of the Rings Landscapes with Weird Blue Mist and the Same Wavy-Haired Aristocratic-Nose Madonna, Its Da Vinci
#15 If Everybody Has Some Sort Of Body Malfunction, Then It’s Picasso
#16 If The Paintings Have Lots Of Little People In Them But Also Have A Ton Of Crazy Bull**t, It’s Bosch
#17 If It’s Something You Saw On Your Acid Trip Last Night, It’s Dali
#18 If Everyone Looks like Hobos Illuminated Only by a Dim Streetlamp, its Rembrandt
#19 If Everyone – Including The Women – Looks like Putin, Then It’s Van Eyck
A Flemish painter, born sometime around 1380-1390, van Eyck is known as one of the early innovators of Early Netherlandish painting.
He’s also one of the most important representatives of what’s known as Early Northern Renaissance art.
As a master painter, he was employed by John III the Pitiless, the ruler of Holland and Hainaut, as well as Philip the Good, the Duke of Burgundy.
Van Eyck wasn’t just a painter, he also acted as a diplomat for Philip.