The Middle Ages Were Full Of Interesting Literature, But Questionable Illustrations
As we”ve learned before, visual art as a medium still had some growing to do during the Medieval/Early Renaissance periods. Much like bored fourth grade boys in social studies, the greatest artists of the Medieval era spent most of their energy drawing monstersreally crappy monsters. From cruddy chimeras to embarrassingly bad babewyns, these monstrous creations were supposed to be scary. However, they honestly look more like they want to be killed, rather than try to kill anyone.
Ah heck, the Larry Fine dragons got all tied up again.
Not many people know this, but Bugs Bunny originally wielded a giant battle axe before adding the classic carrot cigar we all know and love.
A decidedly sad Sasquatch looking for his contacts.
“I hate my creator for making me. Life is pain. *shrug*”
I honestly don”t know where to start on this one.
Well, it”s Friday night in Medieval Europe, so you know what that means: give the sad monkeys dragon feet, put them in dresses, and let them fight each other with pottery!
Make sure to dress your Smurf-monster in the hottest spring fashion trends of 1346.
This is what happens when a country”s beer is more sanitary than the water supply.
His human face is somehow more disturbing than his chimera body.
As if you weren”t already freaked out by this hellish creature, one of the leaves on the tree has a donkey face.
I”m glad none of these were ever animated.
Cloven hooves aside, this dude really needs to see a chiropractor.
It was a two-headed, horse-footed, flying purple person.
I can”t read Olde English, but I bet that says “my ex-wife” above it.
“What To Do If Warlock Fingers Come Out Of Your Face.”
Dem kicks tho…
It”s always funny to me to think how during this time in history, people in the East were creating amazing works of art. At the same exact time, Europeans were just these guys running around with steel on their heads, killing people for not being Christian, and drawing faces attached to butts. Oh, how far we”ve come.