40 Times Medieval Painters Had No Idea How Something Looked And Created “Weird Medieval Guys”, As Shared On This Twitter Page
possibly the cutest ever rendition of a bat, england, 13th century
From illuminated manuscripts to tapestries, mosaics and stained glass, the medieval period is known for its many art forms and its miscellaneous executions.
But what has been capturing the imagination of the generations that followed was the bizarre, mysterious and grotesque drawings and doodles found in the margins of medieval books.
The Twitter page “Weird Medieval Guys” offers a rare glimpse into the medieval fantasy by collecting and posting, you guessed it, weird medieval guys. Think of doodles of a tiny frog playing the piano, a frail skeleton drinking wine, or a monk and his cat reading together.
monkeys taking care of a kitten, flanders, 15th century
𝔎𝔞𝔱𝔷, germany, 16th century
queck, england, 14th century
idk who this guy is but I like his vibe
cat playing the fiddle, england, 14th century
dog reading and wearing a funny hat, france, 14th century
and another one!
fox patting a bird on the head, france, 15th century
cat playing the organ, belgium, 15th century
crazy frog, france, 13th century
he’s part of this big historiated initial “E” with some lovely flowers and a bird of prey, how sweet <3
it’s saturday night, babes!
cat churning butter, germany, ca. 12th century
man and bear hugging, germany, 16th century
share if you love bunnies or are prepared to commit an act of unspeakable violence
boar wearing pants, france, 14th century
in the full page he appears to be pursued by a slightly …unsettling naked axe-wielding fellow
“useful creature”, flanders, 14th century
losing it at this 15th century drawing of a man being poked in the eyeball by a demon, he looks SO unamused
monk and his cat reading together, france, 13th century
It was believed in medieval times that hedgehogs had spikes so they could roll over fruit to carry home to their children, which is not true but is a really cute idea
don’t mind me, just licking some toes
it’s Him !!!
like + share if you LOVE him 😍❤️
ignore if you want him to DIE 😡🔪
please don’t tell me ELON MUSK actually bought twitter please say sike please say sike
cat playing the bagpipes, england, 13th century
virgin dancing naked with a unicorn (belgium, 12th century)
what’s he so upset about?
when you’re shy and hard to talk to but your friends invite you out and introduce you to people anyways
me with my cat:
cat sketches, abbey of st denis, 15th century
Dog treating a bedridden cat for “melancholy” (source unknown, ca. 12th century)
would you stop to listen to his tune?
oh! sorry! didn’t see you there!!
i would go to coachella if these were the headliners
“hey, brother bartholomew, how many arms does a bat have again?”
“So you may be wondering why I’ve gathered you all here today”