Are Memes Art?

Memes are an expression of how people feel using a short caption and a funny photo, if that isn’t art I don’t know what is. The dictionary definition of art is “the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form” and that is what memes do. Someone decided to express theirselves using a photo and a caption that the masses can relate to. Social media has created a culture and a platform for memes. Every year there is a new meme that comes out that sparks a conversation and that is art. Art has advanced and adding memes to this advancement won’t be far fetched.

Some of my favorite memes that are a classic is:

The kermit alter ego meme. Some funny ones I’ve seen is me: I just got paid. I’ll save my money. Me to me: you get paid in two weeks, GET LIT!

This is another favorite of mine, the sponge bob mocking face. I still use this to this day. Mocking people and switching up the words.

The shady kermit meme, “sips tea”

These are all creative ways of expression, the new era of art. These are the two memes I created for Ct101. You can tell by the picture how I feel about this class compared to all my other classes. The contrast of the two speaks for itself.





  1. Hi Ttait,
    I believe that memes are art. The definition you wrote for art is the same for memes. Art is the creative skills and imagination which is the same for memes. Memes are a skill you have to create a photo with caption that express your feelings and imagination.

    Your CT 101 class memes are so funny and true. This is the best interesting class in this semester for me.

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