Funny historic art

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Here you can share funny art from before the 20th century.

I find this hilarious each time:



"I don't get paid enough for this ****."
 

Swissky

I regret nothing.

https://www.facebook.com/classicalartmemes?fref=ts
 

Kentucky James VII

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Regarding snails, they're a metaphor for laziness. So that knight fighting the snail is a metaphor for getting up in the morning.
 

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jacobhinds said:
Regarding snails, they're a metaphor for laziness. So that knight fighting the snail is a metaphor for getting up in the morning.
Oh yeah? What are the dogs and bunnies metaphors for? :razz:
 

Mamlaz

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The Japanese have manuscripts depicting fart wars;

https://www.google.hr/search?q=japanese+fart+art&espv=2&biw=1920&bih=935&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAWoVChMI-4Wg1bfIyAIVCjkaCh2NxAjR#tbm=isch&q=japanese+fart+wars
 

Kentucky James VII

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Those were actually xenophobic propaganda designed to evoke giggles. The gist of it was "we beat the Mongols twice using divine wind, now we'll blow the Americans right back to the kingdom of amelika!"

I did my dissertation on humourous Japanese art during this period. There's so much material.

 

Mamlaz

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jacobhinds said:
Those were actually xenophobic propaganda designed to evoke giggles.
:?: :!:

From what I read about them is that they were made by several unknown artists during the Edo period;


Xenophobic propaganda?
You mean that they were actually made by foreigners?