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04/15/2014 04:15 pm ET | Updated Apr 15, 2014

This Is Everything You Need To Know About Understanding Art In One Hilarious Video

Some art is just hard to understand, isn't it?

We know it can be tough, so we've found someone who can give you sound advice: Mr. Forthright.

This wise gentlemen uploaded a video explaining how to pretend you understand art, so nobody will doubt your education. His tips including everything from proper attire (berets, monocles) to good posture (shoulders back!) to appropriate noise responses (mumbles).

He, of course, also helps you with what not to say while viewing artworks. For example, when you're discussing Picasso, try not to utter, "The eyeballs are on the wrong side."

To check out his tips in full, watch the video above. Prepare yourself, he is a genius.

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  • Jasper Johns, Three Flags, 1958. Encaustic on canvas. 30 5/8 x 45 1/2 x 4 5/8 in. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Art © Jasper Johns/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.
  • Mary Cassatt, The Boating Party, 1893/1894. Oil on canvas. 35 7/16 x 46 3/16 in. National Gallery of Art, Washington, Chester Dale Collection.
  • Grant Wood, American Gothic, 1930. Oil on Beaver Board. 30 3/4 x 25 3/4 in. (78 x 65.3 cm). The Art Institute of Chicago, Friends of American Art Collection. Art © Estate of Grant Wood/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.
  • Edward Hopper, Nighthawks, 1942. Oil on canvas. 33 1/8 x 60 in. (84.1 x 152.4 cm). The Art Institute of Chicago, Friends of American Art Collection.
  • Gilbert Stuart, George Washington, c. 1821. Oil on wood. 26 3/8 x 21 5/8 in. National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of Thomas Jefferson Coolidge IV in memory of his great-grandfather, Thomas Jefferson Coolidge, his grandfather, Thomas Jefferson Coolidge II, and his father, Thomas Jefferson Coolidge III.
  • Robert Mapplethorpe, Ken Moody and Robert Sherman, 1984. Platinum print. 19 7/16 x 19 3/4 in. (49.4 x 50.2 cm). Jointly acquired by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, with funds provided by The David Geffen Foundation, and The J. Paul Getty Trust. © 2014 Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.
  • Frederic Edwin Church, The Icebergs, 1861. Oil on canvas. 64 1/2 x 112 1/2 in. (1 m 63.83 cm x 2 m 85.751 cm). Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Norma and Lamar Hunt.
  • Georgia O'Keeffe, Summer Days, 1936. Oil on canvas. 36 1/8 x 30 1/8 in. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, © 2014 Georgia O'Keeffe Museum / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
  • James Rosenquist, Paper Clip, 1973. Oil and acrylic on canvas. 102 1/4 x 224 in. (2 m 59.716 cm x 5 m 68.96 cm). Dallas Museum of Art, gift of The 500, Inc., Elizabeth B. Blake, Mr. and Mrs. James H.W. Jacks, Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Meltzer, Mr. Joshua Muss, Mrs. John W. O'Boyle, Dr. Joanne Stroud and two anonymous donors in honor of Robert M. Murdock. Art © James Rosenquist/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.
  • Roy Lichtenstein, Cold Shoulder, 1963. Oil and magna on canvas. 68 1/2 x 48 in. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Robert H. Halff through the Modern and Contemporary Art Council (M.2005.38.5). Photo courtesy of the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation, by Kevin Ryan.

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