As a kid in school, I would draw the dirtiest of dirty captions in the pages of my history books. I mean, isn’t learning suppose to be fun?! Pre-Meme era. It’s that reason I’m suggesting you check out the Cristóbal de Villalpando: Mexican Painter of the Baroque exhibit at The Met. Cristóbal de Villalpando emerged in the 1680s not only as the leading painter in viceregal Mexico, but also as one of the most innovative and accomplished artists in the entire Spanish world. This dude was the man of his time, honored as an officer of the Mexico City painters’ guild.
When you see his work, after being in awe of the magnitude of it all, then think of what meme those paintings would inspire. Since I’m not into all that renaissance-type, religious kind of work, getting playful with it is the only way i can engage with it.
Take a photo of the works that you can make into memes.
Use an app.(like Over) and add text over the image.