In a way, classic paintings were the memes of their era. Creators using the tools they had in the hopes of making images that commuicated to the human experience in a way that made them popular and valuable to people. And while mastery of oil painting techniques became a less mainstream skill, the imagery itself were classics for a reason. So while we are no longer connected to the courtly intrigue and mythology that originally inspired these paintings, the EMOTION behind them still resonate with us. Hench the foundational idea behind r/trippinthroughtime, where users take the paintings of old to create memes that are relatable today.
Here's 12 examples that hit us like a blast from the past: