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How Can You Recognize an Artist

by Their Paintings?


 

 

Titian

 

If the images have a dark background and everyone is looking up
with a tortured expression on their face, it's by Titian.

 

 

Titian

 

 

Caravaggio

 

If all the men look like beady-eyed
curly-haired women, it's by Caravaggio.

 

 

Caravaggio

 

 

Peter Paul Rubens

 

If everyone has huge butts and thighs, and wear
only a bed sheet, then Rubens painted it.

 

 

Rubens

 

 

Pieter Bruegel

 

If there are lots of tiny people going about
their business, Bruegel painted it.

 

 

Bruegel

 

 

Hieronymus Bosch

 

If there are lots of tiny people doing some pretty
crazy stuff, then Bosch did the painting.

 

 

Bosch

 

 

Rembrandt Van Rijn

 

If everyone looks like a hobo under a dim
streetlamp, the Rembrandt painted it.

 

 

Rembrandt

 

 

Francois Boucher

 

If the painting has chubby Cupids playing
around in the painting, Boucher did it.

 

 

Boucher

 

 

Salvador Dali

 

If everything in the painting is melting
and its not even hot, Dali painted it.

 

 

Dali

 

 

Michelangelo

 

If everyone is beautiful, stacked, and wearing
a bed sheet, Michelangelo painted it.

 

 

Michelangelo

 

 

Edgar Degas

 

If there is at least one ballerina, Degas is behind it.

 

 

Degas

 

 

El Greco

 

If everyone is pale on a bluish background and look like
they haven't had a decent meal in awhile, it's El Greco.

 

 

El Greco

 

 

Pablo Picasso

 

If you can see both the front and side of the face
at the same time Picasso painted it.

 

 

Picasso

 

 

Jan Van Eyck

 

If both the men and women look like Russian
President Vladimir Putin, Van Eyck painted it.

 

 

Van Eyck

 

 

Fernando Botero

 

If everyone looks like they pigged out at the buffet
table too many times, Botero painted it.

 

 

Fernando Botero