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23 Paintings From Art History That Accurately Reflect Your Current Mood

Raise your hand if you're barely keeping it together today!
Gustave Courbet, "Les Demoiselles des bords de la Seine," 1856
Gustave Courbet, "Les Demoiselles des bords de la Seine," 1856

Sometimes, it's Monday. And on Mondays, most of us are just barely holding on, freshly mourning the loss of the weekend whilst peering into the void that is another five-day work week. But fret not, you're not alone. Because people have always hated Mondays.

What, you don't think the idle picnickers of the 19th century experienced Sunday Sads? You don't think the naked muses of yesteryear were #unimpressed with their 7 a.m. alarm? You don't think Gertrude Stein loathed rolling into her desk after two days of hard partying? Well, they did.

Behold, 23 paintings from art history that accurately reflect your current mood.

TFW you just can't.

Wojciech Gerson, "The Rest," 1895
Wojciech Gerson, "The Rest," 1895

People at work are all, "It's spring!" and you're like, bitch, it's Monday.

Lawrence Alma-Tadema, "The Roses of Heliogabalus," 1888
Lawrence Alma-Tadema, "The Roses of Heliogabalus," 1888

You under your desk rn.

Heinrich Vogeler, "Martha Vogeler und Paula Modersohn-Becker im Garten schlafend," circa 1904
Heinrich Vogeler, "Martha Vogeler und Paula Modersohn-Becker im Garten schlafend," circa 1904

We are all Madame Meerson and her daughter.

Mary Cassatt, "Madame Meerson and Her Daughter," 1899
Mary Cassatt, "Madame Meerson and Her Daughter," 1899

When shit's going down but you're too tired to even care.

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, "Rinaldo Enchanted by Armida," 1742-1745
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, "Rinaldo Enchanted by Armida," 1742-1745

Egon's not "here" right now, try him on Thursday.

Egon Schiele, "Self-Portrait with Striped Sleeves," 1915
Egon Schiele, "Self-Portrait with Striped Sleeves," 1915

Some people are seizing the day but your face is literally blue.

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, "At the Moulin Rouge," 1892-95
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, "At the Moulin Rouge," 1892-95

Have you posted a dramatic selfie with a skeleton arm today?

Edvard Munch, "Self-Portrait," 1895
Edvard Munch, "Self-Portrait," 1895

When everyone's gchatting you and all you want to do is listen to Kesha.

William-Adolphe Bouguereau, "The Invasion," 1892
William-Adolphe Bouguereau, "The Invasion," 1892

Because today's date: unacceptable. 

Francisco Goya, Self-portrait, 1796-1797
Francisco Goya, Self-portrait, 1796-1797

That moment when you've reached maximum capacity for caring.

Simon Glücklich (1863–1943), "Paar im Gespräch"
Simon Glücklich (1863–1943), "Paar im Gespräch"

On a happiness scale of one to 10, she's sleeping-with-her-eyes-open.

Berthe Morisot, "The Mother and Sister of the Artist," 1869-1870
Berthe Morisot, "The Mother and Sister of the Artist," 1869-1870

People are probably having a good time somewhere, but you're not.

Vittorio Reggianini, "Rococo<i>,"&nbsp;</i>1938
Vittorio Reggianini, "Rococo," 1938

Gertrude's response is "no" to whatever you want or need today.

F&eacute;lix Vallotton, "Portrait of&nbsp;Gertrude Stein," 1907
Félix Vallotton, "Portrait of Gertrude Stein," 1907

7-6-5-4-3-2-No.

Edgar Degas, "Caf&eacute; Singer," 1878
Edgar Degas, "Café Singer," 1878

Some people are beautiful dreaming shepherdesses today, and other people are that goat.

Fran&ccedil;ois Boucher, "Dreaming Shepherdess,"&nbsp;1763
François Boucher, "Dreaming Shepherdess," 1763

Nick, just now, realized he's in the wrong classroom.

Rembrandt, "The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp,"&nbsp;1632
Rembrandt, "The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp," 1632

Just guess what this gesture means. John is not messing around today.

Leonardo da Vinci, "Saint John the Baptist,"&nbsp;1513-1516
Leonardo da Vinci, "Saint John the Baptist," 1513-1516

That moment when you realize your hobby horse won't fix Monday.
Sorry, Jean.

Claude Monet, "Jean Monet on his Hobby Horse,"&nbsp;1872
Claude Monet, "Jean Monet on his Hobby Horse," 1872

None of us are these people.

Judith Leyster, "Merry Trio / Merry Company,"&nbsp;1629-1631
Judith Leyster, "Merry Trio / Merry Company," 1629-1631

OK, so, it's not that bad.

Vincent van Gogh,&nbsp;"Sorrowing old man (At Eternity's Gate)," 1890
Vincent van Gogh, "Sorrowing old man (At Eternity's Gate)," 1890

Just five more days until the weekend.

Artemisia Gentileschi, "Conversion of the Magdalene (The Penitent Mary Magdalene),"&nbsp;1615-1616 or 1620-1625
Artemisia Gentileschi, "Conversion of the Magdalene (The Penitent Mary Magdalene)," 1615-1616 or 1620-1625

Every so often, HuffPost Arts & Culture attempts to bring to light a few forgotten gems with our light-hearted look back at art history. For past examples see hereherehereherehereherehereherehereherehere and here. 

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