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:

1. 

hudging a big ol grumpy

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when everyone describes you as chill meme

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4.

Just another day in florida bosch

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5. 

she comes home horny

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6.

mozart quartet painting

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7.

when you getting ready for work

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memes paintings when the teacher asks a question and youre trying to avoid eye contact trippin through time

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9.

santa satan

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10.

hamlet polonius painting

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11.

sex is cool but have you tried sitting in darkness

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timely memes

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