15 Famous Paintings Improved by Adding “Smelly” to the Title

Paintings improved by being smelly
A famous painting.

Art. ART! Art is what humans do to express themselves and it takes many forms but, over aeons, some humans have created works of art which made other people go, “Well bugger me sideways, that’s rather impressive!”

Smelly Paintings

Whether it’s Picasso, Vincent van Gogh, Caspar David Friedrich, or Microsoft Paint, art is all around us and you can’t escape it.

If you’re a philistine, escape may be of interest, so we’ve livened some of the best paintings out there with a new name. Hurray!

The Smelly Supper


Leonardo da Vinci painted this whilst drunk on glue. It was his assured belief this legendary meal was tainted by some lard past its sell-by-date, which led to the Smelly Supper. Debatable?

The Smelly Night


Vincent van Gogh was a prolific painter who never did find no fame during his lifetime. Was it because he was missing an ear… or was it because his BO was rank? We shall never know.

Smelly Lisa


Leonardo da Vinci beat Leonardo DiCaprio (the Titanic dude) to it and painted the Smelly Lisa, arguably the most famous painting on Earth. The famous enigmatic smile (which is, really, more of a smug grin of sanctimony) was actually a partial grimace caused by the smell of rotting corpses nearby. Whoever said the Black Death was fun?

The Persistence of Smelly


Salvador Dali had a lot of smells on his mind. Plus, time. Melting clocks were big in his life, as was the stench of life. Pooey!

Smelly Mother


James McNeill Whistler created a homage to his foul smelling mother with this famous American painting which featured heavily in the 1997 film Bean, starring Mr. Bean.

Smelly Chapel Ceiling


Leonardo da Vinci hated everything so made the most foul smelling building in the world. Located in Italy, the Smelly Chapel Ceiling has awe stricken visitors fleeing in horror, all thanks to the inspired use of smells. Genius.

The Smelly Guitarist


Pablo Picasso created this stench laden image, which depicts a smelly old man strumming a guitar. Due to the stench, the old man has a gloomy expression. FFS, take a bath, mate.

The School of Smelly


When not busy being a Ninja Turtle, Raphael was influencing the world by teaching everyone what it’s like living in a sewer. Gross, dude.

The Smelly Watch


Rembrandt new all about smells and even depicted a scene of people watching out for stink. It is a most evocative painting.

Smelly Night Over the Rhone


Vincent van Gogh, as aforementioned, new all about smells. So much so he wanted to capture the stink of the Rhone. Good going, bearded man!

The Garden of Smelly Delights


Bosch didn’t botch this famous painting, in fact he totally nailed it! The Garden of Smelly Delights is now considered a masterpiece and all the smells of a garden are displayed for all to see.

The Smelly Bed


Just mixing it up a bit here with Tracey Emin’s talentless slice of non-talent. Handbags at dawn? Oh gee, maybe, but our unmade bed didn’t cut it, but her Smelly Bed is considered a classic. WTF?!

The Birth of Smelly


Sandro Botticelli’s famous painting displays the birth of smells, bad or otherwise. It’s a historic moment like no other, better even than when Lance Armstrong landed on the Moon.

Smelly Red and Blue


Mark Rothko had a thing against red and blue, which he deemed smelly colours. He hated them so much he used them in a painting, a painting which he then refused to ever look at or discuss again. Moody bastard.

And finally…

A Smelly Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte


This foul smelling day was captured by Georges Seurat in the century before the one before this. It depicts a dreadful smelling day. Nothing more to it than that. He painted nice smelling days, too, but this is his most famous stinky painting.

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