California-based artist Joe Forkan created a series of paintings recreating classic works of art based on different scenes from the Coen brothers’ filmThe Big Lebowski. Forkan’s fine art series, The Lebowski Cycle, features 15 original paintings, an effort that has extended many years and earned him several gallery shows throughout the United States.
Forkan uses narratives, themes and characters from the film in his paintings and blends them with classic works of art including The Incredulity of Saint Thomas by Caravaggio, Oath of the Horatii by Jacques-Louis David, and The Agony in the Garden by Ludovico Carracci.
You can learn more about the series on Forkan’s blog. The Lebowski Cycle is currently on exhibition at the College of the Canyons Art Gallery in Santa Clarita, California until December 10, 2014.