Mom Uses Classic Paintings To Show The Men You Should Avoid In Art And Life (10 Pics)


Nothing gets the point across like a good slideshow. And Nicole Tersigni is creating the ultimate one. The comedy writer pairs classical fine art with modern captions, producing timeless pictures that expose the deep roots of mansplaining. She calls it ‘Men to Avoid in Art and Life’.


“I was fed up with the way men regularly explain my own jokes to me, so I decided to make a quick joke about it,” Tersigni told Bored Panda. “I did an image search for ‘woman surrounded by men’ because that’s how that moment feels sometimes, and one of the results was a beautiful painting of a woman holding her bare boob with men crowded around her. I paired it with the caption ‘maybe if I take my tit out, they’ll stop explaining my own joke to me.’ And it eventually turned into a thread with similar classic paintings and modern captions, and people really connected with it.”


Eventually, the thread went viral and literary agent Rachel Sussman contacted Tersigni to ask if she would be interested in making it into a book. She was!


The book went on sale on August 10th and due to an article in The New York Times which called it “razor-sharp”, it sold out its first printing within 48 hours.


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Nicole Tersigni pairs classical fine art with modern captions to show just how condescending men can be



Image credits: Nicole Tersigni


The series called ‘Men to Avoid in Art and Life’ has become so popular, it even got its own book



Image credits: Nicole Tersigni


The hilarious situations include men sharing keen insight on the female anatomy and offering advice about horseback riding to the woman who actually owns the horses they’re on



Image credits: Nicole Tersigni



Image credits: Nicole Tersigni



Image credits: Nicole Tersigni



Image credits: Nicole Tersigni



Image credits: Nicole Tersigni



Image credits: Nicole Tersigni



Image credits: Nicole Tersigni



Image credits: Nicole Tersigni



Image credits: Nicole Tersigni



Image credits: Nicole Tersigni


People are absolutely loving the series