For centuries works of art like the firing squad painting above have always moved us and influenced our culture each in a piece’s own special way. Unfortunately The artworks I’m showing in this post do none of that but are still noteworthy in its own way for their sheer badness and their tendency to incite shits and giggles. Also, many of them may tend to make my art major sister at VCU wish she was in front of Goya’s firing squad as shown above. Still, just for the record, I’m keeping many of the artists’ names anonymous for good measure because no one wants to be recognized for art so bad it becomes unintentionally funny. So without further adieu, here is a list of all the great artistic blunders. (I will be showing nude pictures in this since this is an art post, just so you know. And fortunately, for my sister, I’m certainly not showing anything by Thomas Kinkade for I know better than to post pictures of his disasterpieces. This is bad art you can enjoy for it’s own sake.)
1. Lucy in the Sky with Flowers
For some reason this old woman with flowers kind of reminds me of Miss Finster from Recess (for those who were once kids in the 1990s). And it doesn’t help matters that she’s sitting on a chair you can barely see.
2. Mama and Babe
The only painting that not only shows the touching bond between mother and child but also the irresistible hunger for human flesh during a zombie apocalypse.
3. Reef Garden
Inspired by someone who watched a Cirque Du Soleil show under the influence of the brown acid.
A talented 19th century organist summons the ghost of zombie Jesus Christ and a medieval monk while playing at the Sunday service in the cathedral.
5. Think Again
Of course, nothing says “masterpiece” than a picture of a lifelike horse’s head being held by Michael Jackson after a sex change.
6. The Contortionist
An erotic image of a contortionist and her nightmarish interior skeleton.
7. Gina’s Demons
Frightening non-kosher demons haunt this well-kempt Victoria’s Secret model in her see-through nightie.
Nothing like a sight of a woman adorned in fresh fruit than seeing her in the midst of a volcanic eruption.
9. Woman Riding Crustacean
Because nothing is any more erotic than a naked woman riding atop a giant lobster.
10. An I for an Eye
Never seen before an eye tree with a trunk shaped like a naked woman possibly painted by someone on acid.
11. Dissent from the Pedestal
From MOBA: “Infuriated and distraught about the state of the world, the iconic Lady of the Harbor has come down from her traditional perch, bemoaning the fact that, despite global warming, her day in the sun seems to have passed.”
12. He Was a Friend of Mine
Evil cat summons the ghostly image of husky to inflict his angry wrath upon humanity.
13. March Madness
From the Museum of Bad Art: “In like a lion, out like a lamb, the glorious thrill of victory and the deathlike agony of defeat are portrayed in this homage to the annual spring classic.”
14. Juggling Dog in Hula Skirt
Because someone on acid had the artistic pointlessness to depict a bone juggling dog in a hula skirt.
15. Lobster Lady
Because nothing shows the love and togetherness like a young girl and her pet lobster.
16. Nude with the Eyes
Woman who spent too much time in a tanning salon or the spawn of one of those porn star and Oompa Loompa pairings?
17. You’ve Got to Be Kidding
Sure she may have a cross around her neck, but her eyes say she’s out for blood.
Though he may scare the bejesus out of people, he’s really looking for a friend.
19. Sad Girl with Poodle
An Oompa Loompa girl after hearing about her dad getting involved in a horrible accident at Wonka’s factory.
20. Tika, Kitty in Paradise
Behold, the giant Persian, all bow down to him.
21. A Tree Grows in Boston
Creepy androgynous person sees tree out the window with eyes matching the sky depicting absence of soul and personality.
22. Vanishing Woman
Legend tells of a glowing vanishing woman who appears at night in the farm fields. It’s said she glows like that because the field was once the sight of an explosion of a nuclear power facility.
23. Play Boy Bunnies
More like the Ferocious Porno Bunnies from Hell if you ask me.
24. The Undefeated
Nothing defines Jesus as the Prince of Peace than depicting him in an arena associated with hand to hand combat.
25. Blue Pesto
Don’t look now but it seems that this entire city was built over a blue sea monster.
26. Diaper Babies Gone Wild!
Sure they may be little but they are little shit machines of doom.
27. Two Trees in Love
Seriously, how does that work out in nature?
28. Spewing Rubik’s Cubes
From MOBA: “This image of the classic 1980s toys emanating from a jester gargoyle’s mouth can only be described as puzzling.”
29. Safe at Home
As the old town favorite scores a home run, he and the catcher are devoured by some mysterious headless monster.
30. On Vacation in Italy
Should more or less be called, “Forgot to Tell the Neighbors to Water My Houseplants While I’m Gone.”
The Museum of Bad Art (MOBA): http://www.museumofbadart.org/
Seattle’s Bad Art Museum of Art: http://officialbadartmuseumofart.com/
Bad Art Museum of Ohio: http://badartmuseumofohio.blogspot.com/
Museum of Particularly BAD Art: http://www.mopba.org/
Bert Christensen’s Weird, Strange, & Just Plain Bad Art: http://bertc.com/weird/index.htm