Paintings Based on 'The Big Lebowski' and Classical Artworks

If you love quoting The Dude as much as we do, then you’ll probably enjoy The Lebowski Cycle, a series of paintings by Santa Ana-based artist Joe Forkan that we spotted over on Beautiful/Decay; if not — yeah well, that’s just, ya know, like, your opinion, man. Each large-scale work visually reinterprets a memorable scene from the cult classic in the style of Western masters like Carvaggio, Rubens, and Titian. Click through for a slide show of some of our favorites.

Joe Forkan, Wanderer above the Sea of Fog (After Friedrich), 2009. Oil on linen, 80″ x 48″