Art History Looks Better with an Ugly Christmas Sweater

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And that rhymes awww yiss!

Sometimes in art, the clothes the figures are wearing are just as important as the pose they are making or the books in background. For instance, how much more cheerful do a couple of farmers in Iowa become when they don their festive gear?

American Gothic by Grant Wood at the Art Institute of Chicago

Answer: A LOT! Daddy and daughter are even matching with their jolly kitties!

The Two Fridas by Frida Kahlo at the Museum of Modern Art Mexico

Frida y Frida opted for complementary snowman vests. It gets hot during those Mexican winters.

The Bar at the Folies-Bergère by Édouard Manet at the Courtauld Gallery

The tips aren’t as great with this cleavage-covering uniform, but the boss insists. Plus, it cuts down on the ogling, which is nice.

By: Lauren 

Lauren Dare

Sr. Editor

Comments (3)

Tina Haag

I love upcycling sweaters I find and turning it into new things! This gave me a great idea

Leland Carlson

my email address for you to send info about me obtaining permission to use the photo is (email removed - editors)

Leland Carlson

American Gothic Ugly Christmas Sweaters - would like to in a calendar I'm preparing for 2022 - how can I get permission to use it?