CULTURE & ARTS

People In Famous Artworks Who Just Really Have To Pee

Peeing! Everybody does it. Mostly in the privacy of their own W.C.s, but sometimes, in art.

Men, women, boys, girls, cupids, cherubs -- everyone needs to take a tinkle now and again. And if a famous artist happens to document the leakage, more power to you. There are many ways to urinate in art. These are some:

Sometimes you spot a wreath and all you see is a challenge.  

Lorenzo Lotto, "Venus and Cupid," 1480–1556
Lorenzo Lotto, "Venus and Cupid," 1480–1556

Sometimes your pee defies gravity.

Hirokage print
Hirokage print

Sometimes you're a baby and you're getting wine drunk and you forgot your diaper so ... 

Guido Reni
Guido Reni

 

Sometimes you're so. Freaking. Terrified.

Rembrandt, "Rape of Ganymede," 1635
Rembrandt, "Rape of Ganymede," 1635

 

Sometimes it just takes too damn long to get your dress on

Fransois Boucher, "La Toilette intime," 1760s
Fransois Boucher, "La Toilette intime," 1760s



Sometimes you see a crescent moon and get all whimsical.

Pieter Brueghel the Younger, "Pissing at the Moon", 1564
Pieter Brueghel the Younger, "Pissing at the Moon", 1564

 

Sometimes you give zero f**ks.

"Indecency" Cartoon print, 1799
"Indecency" Cartoon print, 1799

 

Sometimes you just can't stop partying.

Titian, "The Bacchanal of the Andrians," 1523
Titian, "The Bacchanal of the Andrians," 1523

 

Sometimes any vaguely toilet-shaped object will work as a urination device.

Hetaera urinating into a skyphos. Tondo of a red-figure kylix in the kind of the Foundry Painter, ca. 480 BC.
Hetaera urinating into a skyphos. Tondo of a red-figure kylix in the kind of the Foundry Painter, ca. 480 BC.

 

Sometimes you just pee on a tree.

Rembrandt, "Woman urinating under a tree," 1631
Rembrandt, "Woman urinating under a tree," 1631

 

Trees definitely work.

Adriaen van Ostade, "Der pissende Bauer," 1660s
Adriaen van Ostade, "Der pissende Bauer," 1660s

 

They really do.

Jacques Callot, "The Peasant Squatting"
Jacques Callot, "The Peasant Squatting"

 

Sometimes you just have to pee on the go.

Erotic Mosaic in Timgad (ca. 100 A.D.)
Erotic Mosaic in Timgad (ca. 100 A.D.)

 

Sometimes, it's God who's peeing on you

Orazio Gentileschi, "Danae and the Shower of Gold," 1621
Orazio Gentileschi, "Danae and the Shower of Gold," 1621



Sometimes you want to show off your stream. 

Utagawa Kuniyoshi, "Fitting Colors of Floral Decorations," 1831<i></i>
Utagawa Kuniyoshi, "Fitting Colors of Floral Decorations," 1831



And this has been people in famous artworks who just really have to pee.

Jerome Duquesnoy, "Little man Pee," 1388
Jerome Duquesnoy, "Little man Pee," 1388

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