Ah, memes. They do a wonderful job of encapsulating pop culture, don’t they? Historians, centuries from now, will look back at the memes that went viral each month of each year and be able to pinpoint exactly what the Internet found funny. Salt bae? I love you, man.
But the Internet has also discovered that meme-ifying classical art is just as easy and just as funny. If you look real hard at classical paintings, there are countless hilarious facial expressions that capture modern angst, too. Here are some classical art memes that prove that people back then were just like us!