7 Art Memes That Perfectly Sum Up the Misery of August

Watson Adventures Art Memes August MiseryFor many of us, the eighth month is the cruelest month. Summer is both unbearably hot and yet terrifyingly close to ending. The sun’s blazing, humidity’s rising, school’s looming. If you’re not sweaty and gross at any given moment, it’s probably because you’re freezing to death in your office.

August is rough, and these 11 art memes are all of us this month. See how many of these you can relate to.


Hate when that happens.  ‘The Death of Chatterton,’ Henry Wallis


I mean, we’ve all been there, right?  ‘The Gulf Stream,’ Winslow Homer


Peek-a-boo, they see you.  ‘Mrs Cyprian Williams and her Two Little Girls,’ Philip Wilson Steer


The thirst is positively…Herculean.  ‘Hercules Fighting the Centaurs,’ Pietro Benvenuti


The sun should come with a Surgeon General’s warning.  ‘Skull of a Skeleton with Burning Cigarette,’ Vincent van Gogh


Bring the family, he says. It’ll be fun, he says.  ‘Hell,’ the Limbourg Brothers


August is hot for teacher.  ‘Inferno,’ unknown artist (ca. 1520)

Beat the August Heat with a Scavenger Hunt

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