If Paintings Could Text

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Jacques-Louis David, The Death of Marat, 1793
Jacques-Louis David, The Death of Marat, 1793ifpaintingscouldtext.tumblr.com

This Happy Monday we discover the inner-thoughts and secret conversations of some of art history's most iconic paintings

If paintings wielded iPhones, what would their text messages sound like? This Happy Monday, we find out, courtesy of brilliantly witty Tumblr If Paintings Could Text. The blog collates a diverse selection of paintings from across the centuries and inserts silly and whimsical captions in an iPhone bubble, elaborating on the thoughts and conversations of their protagonists. From a Caravaggio boy, holding a wine glass, declaring, “I was going to clean my house but wine sounded better,” to David’s dead Marat in the bath pleading, “Don’t leave without me in the morning. I keep scaring everyone cause I’m sleeping in the bathtub,” we hope these inventive insights help to get your week off to the best of starts.

Happy Monday! #anotherhappymonday