Skip To Content
    Posted on Nov 22, 2014

    25 Of The Laziest People In Art

    They've truly turned napping into an art form.

    1. "A Sleeping Girl" by Albert Joseph Moore

    Albert Joseph Moore / Tate Gallery, London

    Diaphanous dreaming.

    2. "The Dream" by Henri Matisse

    Henri Matisse / Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris


    3. "Breakfast in Bed" by Mary Cassatt

    Mary Cassatt / Huntington Library and Art Gallery, San Marino

    "Mama. Mama? MAMA!?!"

    "Darling, please let mama sleep."

    4. "Reclining on the bed" by Marc Chagall

    Marc Chagall / Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

    Cramped but still comfortable.

    5. "In Bed" by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

    Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec / Musée d'Orsay, Paris

    "Do you want to just stay here forever?"

    "Sounds good."

    6. "Bather" by Rene Magritte

    Rene Magritte / Musée des Beaux-Arts, Charleroi

    "Yes, I put on my bathing suit... but by no means do I plan to get up off of this chaise and trot into the surf."

    7. "Portrait of Mme Lemmen" by Georges Lemmen

    Georges Lemmen / Musée d'Orsay, Paris

    "Please don't make me move. Please, please don't make me move."

    8. "Woman with yellow hair" by Pablo Picasso

    Pablo Picasso / Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

    Pillows are preferable, but an arm will suffice.

    9. "A maid asleep" by Johannes Vermeer

    Johannes Vermeer / Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

    Nodding off.

    10. "Dreamers" by Albert Joseph Moore

    Albert Joseph Moore / Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery, Birmingham

    Sometimes it's more fun to laze as a team.

    11. "A Dream of a Girl Before a Sunrise" by Karl Bryullov

    Karl Bryullov / Pushkin Museum of Fine Art, Moscow

    Oh so THAT'S how dreams work. Rather frightening.

    12. "A Sleeping Woman" by Konstantin Somov

    Konstantin Somov / Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow a happy woman.

    13. "Brooke Boothby" by Joseph Wright

    Joseph Wright / Tate Gallery, London

    It's rather difficult, but with a bit of practice you can be sophisticated and lazy simultaneously.

    14. "Diana sleeping with two fauns" by Arnold Böcklin

    Arnold Böcklin / Kunstmuseum, Düsseldorf

    Hey fauns - I wouldn't wake up a napping goddess if I were you.

    15. "Dolce Far Niente" by John William Waterhouse

    John William Waterhouse / Kirkcaldy Museum and Art Gallery, Scotland

    Cruising for a snoozing.

    16. "Nonchaloir (Repose)" by John Singer Sargent

    John Singer Sargent / National Gallery of Art, Washingon, DC

    Sweet, sweet repose.

    17. "Rest in Harvest" by William-Adolphe Bouguereau

    William-Adolphe Bouguereau / Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulssa

    The wheat can wait. Indefinitely.

    18. "Simplon Pass - The Tease" by John Singer Sargent

    John Singer Sargent / Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

    Sometimes it's nice to bring the nap outdoors.

    19. "Sleeping Child" by Bernardo Strozzi

    Bernardo Strozzi / Residenzgalerie, Salzburg

    Conked out.

    20. "Two Women Asleep in a Punt under the Willows" by John Singer Sargent

    John Singer Sargent / Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Museum, Lisbon

    A picturesque place for slumbering (as long as you don't get swept out to sea).

    21. "The Cushio" by Max Kurzweil

    Max Kurzweil / Art Gallery of New South Wales, The Domain, Sydney

    The week is long and the need to sleep the entire weekend is strong.

    22. "The Nap" by Gustave Caillebotte

    Gustave Caillebotte / Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford

    Legs spread, hat on head, that's the way to sleep like the dead.

    23. "Boy Resting" by Paul Cezanne

    Paul Cezanne / Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Centre, Los Angeles

    "My mom told me to mow the lawn. Ha. Hahahahahahahahaha."

    24. "The Hammock" by Gustave Courbet

    Gustave Courbet / Oskar Reinhart Foundation, Winterthur


    25. "The Day After" by Edvard Munch

    Edvard Munch / National Gallery, Oslo

    Party hard. Sleep harder.

    Want awesome DIY tips in your inbox three times a week? Sign up for the BuzzFeed DIY newsletter!

    Newsletter signup form