Aussie sketch comics bring classic masterpieces to life with hilarious outcome

The sketch comics of Australia’s The Elegant Gentleman’s Guide to Knife Fighting have teamed up with animators Doug Bayne, Ben Baker and Trudy Cooper to produce a very funny video that depicts classic artworks in a humorous way. Combining ‘high culture and low brow comedy perfectly’, you can see Grant Wood’s American Gothic painting come to life with a pitchfork driving through the farmer’s skull (all in good fun, though!), Thomas Eakins’ Jesus doing “cross training” mid-crucifixion, and a too-funny montage of raspberrying between Dante and Virgil, the Fisherman and the Syren, and even Klimt’s The Kiss painting lovers.

Via Incredible Things

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