Bizarre Medieval Drawings Recreated by Students from the Czech Republic

This group of students from the Czech Republic found a great way to have fun with medieval illustrations. Recreating bizarre scenes turned out to be a viral idea! Best friends with a great sense of humor, fearless of getting naked for the project, and flexible enough to pull off these hilarious poses. As for the weird drawings of medieval times, it’s believed that monks created most of them. They were inhumanly patient, but some drawings look like they got bored and just went on doodling. Some look like unfinished yet some look like strange humor of those times. Regularly you could see plenty of cats licking their butts, knights fighting snails, and rabbits hunting the human hunters. Dr. Catherine Harding from the University of Victoria shared in an interview with bored panda: “Medieval readers loved to parse out what the page might mean. And we are still probing the meaning centuries later! There is strong evidence for people who thought outside of the box as in the case of a medieval heretic, who created their own mental world that runs counter to the culture. I love their mental agility and their passion for questioning. They made medieval Christianity over and over again in so many ways. That is the creative part.”


Photos source: lukrecius

It’s believed that monks drew most of the medieval books

“Medieval readers loved to parse out what the page might mean,

And we are still probing the meaning centuries later!”

Even in those times people were not that much different from us today

There were people thinking outside the box, creating these unique scenes

Fun fact: you could see plenty of cats licking their butts, knights fighting snails, and rabbits hunting the human hunters in medieval illustrations; those things were just funny to people

via [boredpanda]