What’s wrong with Joseph Ducreux’s meme paintings?


Have you ever wondered about Joseph Decreux’s meme painting? Did you even know that there is a name for all those hilarious memes on the internet? And did you know that there are now over 1,000 versions of this archaic rap meme?

Who is Joseph Ducreux anyway?

Joseph Decreux was an 18th-century French artist who painted (especially at the time) unorthodox oil portraits. Historians do not know much about this Ducreux. It seems, however, that he had a good sense of humor.

Being a nobleman, he had access to various mediums as an artist. He also works with pastel and engraving. The artist painted at the court of Louis XVI of France. He also worked with contemporaries such as Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun and Jacques-Louis David.

The lightness he brought to oil painting through specific facial expressions and emotional uniqueness helped his work to stand out in his field.

All of these things, however, are not what Joseph Ducreux is best known for.

How her paintings became a meme sensation

Joseph Decreux’s meme painting was born in November 2009. Some Internet users have captioned Ducreux’s self-portrait with verbose rap lyrics.

Image: @the_struggle_toward_success on Instagram

For this reason, other jokers on the internet have picked up the idea and used it. As a result, there are now over 1000 variations of this image, with various renditions of different rap songs.

Some of them are easy to guess, and some not. Here is a collection of some of Joseph Ducreux’s most popular memes paintings.

Best meme paintings by Joseph Ducreux

Joseph Ducreux meme
Image: @ Joseph.decreux on Instagram
Joseph Ducreux meme
Photo: @ Joseph.decreux on Instagram
Joseph Ducreux meme
Image: @ Joseph.decreux on Instagram
Joseph Ducreux meme
Photo: @ Joseph.decreux on Instagram
Joseph Ducreux meme
Image: @ Joseph.decreux on Instagram

Have you been able to guess all of this? Some of them definitely made me waver. Overall, though, the people who put them together are pretty darn hilarious. Check out the full profile of these memes here.


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