Art History Looks Better with an Ugly Christmas Sweater

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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 

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