40 Funny Painting Jokes for Budding Artists in 2023

Funny Painting Jokes on Artists
Funny Painting Jokes

The relationship between art and humor is older than we can imagine. It dates back to WWI when many painters and artists who were mostly in exile started experimenting with their works. They found their work as a way of protesting against the war. And thus humor became the foundation of the Dadaism movement.

The myth that art can only be serious has been proved wrong by many painters in the past decades. From “La Clairvoyance” by René Magritte, 1936 to “L.H.O.O.Q.” by Marcel Duchamp, 1919, the seeds of humor in Modern and Contemporary Art are too deep. Just like paint helps us color our surroundings, jokes make our life colourful. Humor, and the laughter it generates, have a variety of therapeutic impacts on the body that help cleanse our soul.

Modern technology might have blessed us with memes but before the Internet, it was the painters that could make one smile just by the stroke of the brush. After all, many have reported finding multiple parallels between them. Below is a video of a comedy character Mr Bean trying to paint his house using explosives.

Painting Jokes 

From oil painting puns to puns on classical art, we have created some funny painting jokes for you to laugh at:

Why did the painter cross the road?

It was chicken’s day off.

Why was the teacher angry with the student?

Because he was painting the devil on the wall infront of the principal.

What do you call an artist running from a farm?


What do painters call their birthdays?

Red-letter day.

Why did the taggers roam around the city at night?

They wanted to paint the town red.

What cryptocurrency do painters use?


How did the painter die?

By drawing last breathe.

What happened when you asked the artist with Alzheimer’s for his phone number?

He drew a blank.

Where did the painter take out his GF to watch a movie?

To a silver screen.

What did the painter draw first in the morning?

The blinds.

What if two painters engage in presidential debates?

They would have drawn blood from each other.

Which is said to be a ‘cursed book’ among painters?

The art of failure.

What do you call a painter who is colorblind?

A sketch artist.

What do you call a drawing made by aquatic animals?

Watercolor paintings.

What problem did Alexander the great face when drawing a self-portrait?

He can’t draw back.

Which is the favorite movie of an artist?

Stroke of Luck.

Why if Muhammad Ali was a painter?

He must be good at drawing first blood.

How did the therapist help the painter with his emotions?

He drew them out.

How do painters swim?

They use breaststroke.

What do painters do on weekends?

They paint the town.

What did the water colors tell the graphite pencil?

Don’t use that tone with me.

Why did the painter lose the elections?

He couldn’t draw enough support.

Which is the favorite TV show of a painter?

Art attack.

Which is the most serious illness for artists?


Why did the female painter apply white liner to her eyes before the event?

She wanted to draw attention.

Why was the artist working more than 48 hours a week?

He couldn’t draw a line, could he?

What do you call a painting made in Saudi Arabia?

Oil painting.

Where did the painter sell his works?

Black market.

How did the painter help his friend in winters?

He helped him with another coat.

What if you told someone that his/her drawing was ugly?

He/she would turn beet red.

How do painters become famous?

By drawing interest.

What do you call the model used for body painting?

Ms Paint.

How do the painters fair in their road test?

Passed with flying colors.

Why was the painter arrested for drawing graffiti on court walls?

Because he had a brush with the law.

What do you call a drawing made by a dog?


Why did the old painter avoid eating fried foods?

He had too many strokes.

What do you call an artist running from a town?


How can an artist increase the value of his paintings?

By dying.

Yo mama so fat, she uses a house paintbrush for makeup.

What happened to the painter who was charged with reckless driving?

He was blacklisted.

Why can’t painters win at chess?

Because they draw.

How did the police catch the murderer at the art gallery?

He was caught red-handed. 

Painter Jokes

Let’s take a look at some of the best jokes about famous painters:

How did Leonardo da Vinci become one of the most famous painters of all time?

He brushed aside others.

What did Michelangelo tell his son who failed in Maths?

Brush up on your skills.

Why did Torrigiano punch Michelangelo?

He was not in the right frame of mind.

Vincent Van Gogh feverishly cut off his own ear and went to the doctor.

Doctor looking puzzled: Can you explain why have you mentioned your condition as half-blind in the form?

Vincent: My hat would fall down over my eyes.

What’s the difference between women and toys?

Pablo Picasso: None.

What did Salvador Dali say when the barber asked about trimming his mustache?

Let it grow, I won’t hold it back anymore.

Knock Knock.

Who’s there?


Raphael who?

Your rap ails me.

What is the difference between Monalisa and Crucifixion?

It takes one nail to hang Monalisa.

We hope you enjoyed the painting jokes presented above. Please share your thoughts in the comments box below.

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Written by Jessica Amlee

Jessica Amlee, born in 1996 in Laughlin, Nevada, is a delightful humorist and joke writer with a penchant for puns. She studied at Emerson College, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Comedy. Known for her sharp wit and clever wordplay, Jessica has authored several popular joke books. A regular at stand-up comedy clubs, she never fails to leave her audience in stitches. Jessica's comedic style combines snappy one-liners and observational humor, making her a rising star in the world of comedy.

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