Museums are engaged in a heated battle over who has the best booty art.
In most situations, it's highly discouraged to share butt pictures online; however, a new social media battle is asking for just that.
The Yorkshire Museum in England recently launched the social media challenge, daring other museums to share their best examples of art portraying a butt. The results are nothing short of fascinating!
Here's the original challenge post:
IT’S TIME FOR #CURATORBATTLE!💥— Yorkshire Museum (@YorkshireMuseum) June 26, 2020
Today’s theme is #BestMuseumBum!
This cracking Roman marble statuette depicts an athlete at the peak of fitness! It may have decorated the town house of one of Eboracum’s wealthier residents. Has someone taken a bite out of this 🍑?
BEAT THAT!💥 pic.twitter.com/N3A6KYz339
Museum curators are a snappy bunch and responded in kind. The results are simply amazing and eye-opening. We had no idea there was that much interest in the art world for recreating a backside. Who knew?
That glossy bum will definitely get someone's attention.
And this one.
Easily beaten. Callipygian, herself. The name means, “having shapely buttocks.” In the Pompei exhibit in Naples. pic.twitter.com/sOWml5BCCT— .•♫•♬• A͓̽r͓̽a͓̽c͓̽h͓̽n͓̽e͓̽ •♬•♫•. (@Cinnamonbyte) July 8, 2020
That is one big glorious bum:
Petits joueurs. Mine is bigger anywhere you look. pic.twitter.com/tq5iKD26uL— Isabelle Gachet (@Isabellegachet) July 7, 2020
Presenting the best bums in London!
Well, best museum bum? We couldn't possibly turn the other cheek! 🤭— Imagineear (@imagineear) June 26, 2020
What about this from our lovely tour clients @DulwichGallery? Nymphs at a Fountain, Peter Lely - voted no.1 on the Best Bums in London list by The Londonist! #museum #museumbum #nude #britishart #londonist pic.twitter.com/VvXq7UISnt
The burgeoning bottom of Henry VIII.
Same derriere, different decade— Royal Armouries (@Royal_Armouries) June 26, 2020
You can track Henry VIII's burgeoning bottom through our collection of his combat armours. The Tudor tubster went from a modest 32in waist in 1520 to a whopping 51in booty by 1540.
A 60% increase in trunk junk 🍑 pic.twitter.com/vpx9mQyCpA
The Denver Museum of Nature and Science reminds us that there are all sizes, species, and ages of bums.
That's quite the collection.
Oh, that's cheeky.
That is a healthy example.
Well played, kids. Well played.
Okay, one more!
This challenge might take one down some crazy internet rabbit holes, and to be totally honest we could do this all day. Who wants to work when there is this to look at?
What bum is your favorite? Check out the full Twitter feed for more pics, some of which were a tad too risque to post here! (This is a family site, people!)