11 Eighteenth Century Paintings Every College Student Can Relate To
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11 Eighteenth Century Paintings Every College Student Can Relate To

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11 Eighteenth Century Paintings Every College Student Can Relate To
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In every history or art history class you may have to take, there's always something back in the day that makes you laugh. I took the time to collect several works of art that I either admire or makes giggle for twenty minutes. Art isn't for everyone.

1. Edward Munch's Scream

Are the people in the back your life coming to bite you in the a*s? Or are they your parents coming to talk about your grades? Why are you screaming? When aren't you screaming? Should you be screaming? College makes you want to scream.

2. Henry John Fuseli's Here I and Sorrow Sit Act II Scene I of King John

When your family and friends ask you how classes are going you're a mixture of each person in the painting. The first stage of class is the guy in the top right, realizing there's a problem. The second stage is in the middle, when you realize its not worth it anymore and being a stripper is easier than passing math class. And lastly, the bottom left is you accepting your fate and deciding to take a nap.

3. Jean-Honoré Fragonard's Young woman playing with a dog

When your alarm goes off for your 8 a.m. and you decide your bed is more important than going to class.

4. Jacques-Louis David's Oath of Horatti

A basic picture of how your family (the women) felt sending you off to college (The men on the left).

5. Jacques-Louis David's Death of Marat

There is always that one class that you just feel like this guy when you're taking notes. This painting depicts a french revolutionary leader being murdered in the bathtub, which most of us feel like during 8 a.m. lecture.

6. Joesph Blackburn's portrait of Mrs. David Chesebrough

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It's time to go home for break, and you instantly have to become Mrs. Chesebrough, a poised, educated, presentable female. No sweatpants and buns, you have to shower and get up in a timely manner and follow the rules since you're under your parents' roof again. Your family will ask how are classes and boys and parties and you have to keep a straight face without bawling into tears.

7. John Singleton Copley's Watson and The Shark

At one point in the semester, every student can relate to every person in this painting. You're a shark, on top of everything, dominating the college game. You're the guy in the middle not exactly helping or doing anything really just kind of there. One of the two guys reaching out to the help Watson in the water. Or sadly, your Watson being demolished by homework and helplessly about to be consumed.

8. John Henry Fuseli's The Nightmare

It's in the title already. College can literally be a nightmare. College can be like that little creepy guy and you're that woman.

9. Joesph Ducreux's self-portrait

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Yes, this guy painted himself yawning.

10. Federico Barocci's Flight of Troy

When ya gotta get your drunk friend home.

11. Antonio Amorosi's peasant sounds

That Moment when you hand your friend the aux cord.

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