This Twitter Account Hilariously Captions Old Paintings And It’s Brilliant

When the olden days meet pop culture, magic happens.

1. WTF Renaissance is a delightful Twitter account that gives insight into what the people in old paintings might have been thinking.

2. …if they didn’t live in the Renaissance, of course.

3. Like the awkwardness of showing up to a party in the same outfit as someone else…

4. Or dem fangirl feels.

5. The minefield of friendship etiquette…

6. And the importance of breast checks.

Rochelle was dedicated to breast checks, but her insistence on intense and unflinching eye contact was unnerving.

— wtf renaissance (@WtfRenaissance)

7. The true suffering of an Etsy boyfriend…

As Francis patiently modeled for his girlfriend's Etsy store, he reminisced fondly about his bachelor days.

— wtf renaissance (@WtfRenaissance)

8. And the risks of Craigslist.

Valerie had enthusiastically responded to the Craigslist ad, but now wondered whether this modeling job was legit

— wtf renaissance (@WtfRenaissance)

9. And, well…

...then I bark like a dog and you hit me with it again. $250?

— wtf renaissance (@WtfRenaissance)

Pray as she might, Isabelle's child remained a mermaid. She would always regret getting drunk and shagging that fish.

— wtf renaissance (@WtfRenaissance)

Viola kept a comprehensive diary of every man she had ever been with.

— wtf renaissance (@WtfRenaissance)

Can anyone else see that? This some good shit, Dwayne.

— wtf renaissance (@WtfRenaissance)

When Evelyn had prayed to meet a boy with ringlets and a six-pack, this wasn't what she envisaged.

— wtf renaissance (@WtfRenaissance)

I was going to be a dancer.

— wtf renaissance (@WtfRenaissance)

The adults tried to intervene, but hyped up on birthday cake, Rupert wrestled his siblings like a child possessed

— wtf renaissance (@WtfRenaissance)

Even in its earliest incarnation, Batman's costume attracted a lot of criticism regarding the ears.

— wtf renaissance (@WtfRenaissance)

17. You can follow WTF Renaissance on Twitter here, and they’re also on Tumblr and Facebook.

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Jenna Guillaume is Editor-at-Large for BuzzFeed and is based in Sydney.
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