Oil paintings inspired by Internet memes


20 Responses to “Oil paintings inspired by Internet memes”

  1. slackster23 says:

    Here’s an old internet meme turned art some of ya’ll might enjoy . . .

    ghost in a jar

    here’s a link to the original ebay auction . . .


    . . . and to the artist, Regia Marinho


    My snapshot doesn’t do it justice tho . . .

  2. AahMyEyes says:

    Techno viking. Awesome.

  3. Arcadian says:

    Not only is Techno Viking a hero, but his painting is amazing.

  4. franko says:

    it’s worth noting that the exclamation-prompting NSFW image at the bottom is a close-up, cropped shot of a classic painting “L’Origine du monde” from 1866 by courbet. still shocking – art FTW!

  5. satman says:

    I misread.
    So I’m thinking… Steven Colbert painted a vagina?????

  6. alisong76 says:

    If nothing else, this entry led me to the awesomeness that is Techno Viking. What a hero!

  7. ill lich says:

    So. . . it used to be said “art imitates life”. . . now what exactly do we call THIS?

    Anyway, the groundhog/whistlepig/prairie dog one is quite nice.

  8. LSK says:

    I’d buy a painting of Looooooooooooooooooongcat.

  9. songs says:

    Pedobear please

  10. dblack says:

    Another artist who paints images found from the internet can be found here: http://www.endaism.com
    This guy’s paintings look like bad quality low resolution digital photos

  11. Tgg161 says:

    yipe, there’s one NSFW painting near the bottom of the page. Heads up.

    Interesting link, otherwise.

  12. archcvd says:

    Dramatic Chipmunk*


  13. randee says:

    And I thought it was Dramatic Guinea Pig!

  14. Bek says:

    The Dramatic Chipmunk is neither dramatic nor a chipmunk. Discuss…

  15. Antinous says:

    It’s Drama Prairie Dog.

    And Techno Viking would make a nice stocking stuffer if anyone’s feeling generous.

  16. jody says:

    Yo! It’s Dramatic Prairie Dog!

  17. Chava says:

    That link desperately needs a NSFW… you’ll be hearing from my lawyers when I get kicked to the curb.

    /My fault for Boing Boinging at work, but still…

  18. Cry Me A River says:

    My wife posted a photo of her painting of the Dramatic Prairie dog to her blog last summer:


    Guess I need to be more proactive about pimping the Boing…

  19. twodotone says:

    I’d like to point out Miltos Manetas as one of the early internet painters.
    I also liked his videogames painting.
    all of this dates back to 2001/2


    he’s always been a visionary

  20. theturtle says:

    Wait a minute! Where are the REAL memes?

    Where’s nutsack squirrel?

    Paint huffer dude?

    Mustard Guy?


    Hamster Dance?


    WTF does he think this is?

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