“When you” look closely at a work of art — especially characters, poses and expressions — and find daily embarrassing situations or bizarre dialogues, just like nothing happened. “When you” manage to tell an ephimeral present through an eternal oil past, in an incurable ironic way. This is what many artists, art enthusiasts, graphic designers and creative minds have been doing for years, with the result of giving more then a smile to us and a new light to works often unknown to the general public.
Actually, besides being an inexhaustible source of inspiration, classical works of art are also free subjects to make art through art, since they are in the public domain — copyright in a work comes to an end generally 70 years after the last creator’s death. One of the most representative examples of this is definitely the Mona Lisa.
The Emerald started Classical Art Memes years ago and built it up to 5 million followers on his own, by creating unique content. Over the years he has made thousands of memes. “I post fresh content regularly but it’s often a struggle as I have to work full time 9 – 5 and I don’t always have the time to produce as much as I used to.” That’s the reason why he’s one of those who consider Patreon platform the perfect way for people to support and maybe allow him to work part time so he could make thousands more memes.