How To Recognize Famous Painters

It’s not always easy to recognize painters just by looking at their artworks. That’s where this illustrated guide comes in handy: with this simple cheat-sheet you will be able to impress your friends with your advanced knowledge about world’s best painters.

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  1. June Reisinger September 22, 2019

    if it is a fabulous horse portrait, it is a Stubbs.

  2. Anonymous September 22, 2019

    If everyone is baby-faced and obese, it’s a Botero

  3. Artie September 22, 2019

    If all the faces look like a skinny mirror, it’s Modigliani.

  4. Anonymous September 23, 2019

    If you think a painter has accidentally framed a drop cloth, it’s Jackson Pollack.

  5. Anonymous September 23, 2019

    If it’s lots of skinny people coming out of factories it’s Lowry

  6. Anonymous September 23, 2019

    If everyone is angel faced and bountiful then it’s Botticelli

  7. Anonymous September 23, 2019

    If everything seems like beautiful square bath tiles, its Klimt

  8. Anonymous September 23, 2019

    Stained glass, violence, and small goats with accusatory eyes, it’s Chagall.

  9. Anonymous September 23, 2019

    :)))) I love the comments!!

  10. DjAlex September 23, 2019

    If it looks like your baby child just spilled the contents of several cans of paint on the canvas, it’s Pollock.

  11. Dana B. September 23, 2019

    If you find yourself aroused looking at a flower, it’s Georgia O’Keeffe.

  12. Anonymous September 23, 2019

    Hilarious!

  13. Mercer Helms September 23, 2019

    If it looks like an interesting modern carpet design, it’s Klee.

  14. Anonymous September 23, 2019

    If it’s squared it’s Malevich.

  15. Anonymous September 23, 2019

    If it seems like you’re looking through steamed up glasses, then it’s a Turner

  16. Anonymous September 23, 2019

    Bosch….Now I know why my dishwasher doesn’t work.

  17. *_* September 23, 2019

    So funny! However, it is a pity that Frida Kahlo is the only one referenced to not by her last name but~~~ Frida… just say Kahlo… people would never say- ahh then it’s Jan.

  18. Anonymous September 23, 2019

    I love these! I would like to add to the Botero that their heads are too small.

  19. Anonymous September 23, 2019

    If there’s an open boat, it’s Winslow Homer.

  20. Anonymous September 24, 2019

    If it’s blocks of colour, and you’re thinking, ‘I could do that’, it’s Rothko

  21. Schimmel September 24, 2019

    If it’s a dark and stormy night, it’s El Greco.

  22. Anonymous September 24, 2019

    If there are fluffy clouds, a church spire, a horse and cart, a river/lake and lots of trees it’s Constable.

  23. Anonymous September 24, 2019

    If there are blocks of color, it’s Partridge.

  24. Anonymous September 24, 2019

    If there’s a jungle and a camoflagued tiger, it’s Rousseau.

  25. Anonymous September 24, 2019

    if it’s lonely people in diners, cafes, and rooms and it feels like a film noir but is coloured, it’s a Hopper

  26. Anonymous September 24, 2019

    if you feel like you need 3D-glasses to get things into focus it is a lionel feininger.

  27. Anonymous September 24, 2019

    Whole thing is delightful and wonderfully accurate – the original piece AND all the additional comments!

  28. Anonymous September 24, 2019

    Where was this info during my college art history survey classes?!

  29. Anonymous September 25, 2019

    If it’s a naked woman in profile, aglow from the setting sun, in front of a grand and vast landscape, it’s Maxfirld Parrish

  30. Anonymous September 25, 2019

    If it’s a monastic mandala with gold in it, it’s a Hildegard von Bingen

  31. Anonymous September 25, 2019

    If it’s a face collage of someone you would not want to meet, it’s Hannah Hoch

  32. Anonymous September 25, 2019

    If it’s got a man with a derby hat. it’s Magritte

  33. Anonymous September 25, 2019

    If it looks like you need to put your glasses on, its’ Monet.

  34. Koizoh Rível September 26, 2019

    If it really looks like you, then put your glasses back on and get away from the mirror.

  35. Ev September 26, 2019

    If it has burn holes in it, it’s Miro.

  36. LauraC September 26, 2019

    If it’s made up of dots it’s Serat (Serat dot), Mother and Child is Mary Cassat (MCs),

  37. LauraC September 26, 2019

    Cassatt* (spelling)

  38. riChchestMat September 27, 2019

    If the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie it’s Damien Hirst

  39. Price September 27, 2019

    If it’s totally weird as if resulting from designer drugs gone bad, then it is Trenton Doyle Hancock.

  40. Roberta October 12, 2019

    If it’s a pope whose face is melting like the Nazis in Raiders of the Lost Ark, it’s Francis Bacon

  41. Anonymous November 2, 2019

    Very funny very truthful.

  42. Anonymous November 9, 2019

    It’s funny, but it actually helps match the painting with the painter. (Putin is so eerily accurate – wonder if he’s seen it?)

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