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Paintings of scenes from The Big Lebowski really tie the room together, man

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Despite the relaxed attitude of the titular stoner, the Coen Brothers' cult fave THE BIG LEBOWSKI has been shockingly motivational, prompting everything from an annual festival to a store dedicated to Dude-related merchandise.

So why not a series of Lebowski-themed paintings that were inspired by classical artists like Caravaggio, Titian and Jacques-Louis David? That's what artist Joe Forkan has done with "The Lebowski Cycle", currently on display in Orange County, CA.

"In the movie, they play it like it's a drama," Forkan tells the LA Times. "There’s no mugging for the camera. Everything has this level of seriousness. In [David's] the 'Oath of the Horatii' they’re talking about the future of Rome. In the film they’re talking about a rug that got peed on, but they’re as serious about that as the characters in the painting were. I liked that level of drama in these images that were also loaded with humor."

Check out more of Forkan's LEBOWSKI work right HERE, man.

Source: LA Times

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9:00AM on 09/30/2011

Awesome!

The one with Smokey should be called "Mark it zero!" By far my favorite Goodman performance. Nice work!
The one with Smokey should be called "Mark it zero!" By far my favorite Goodman performance. Nice work!
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3:47AM on 09/30/2011
Epic paintings of epic scenes of an epic movie!
Epic paintings of epic scenes of an epic movie!
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3:29AM on 09/30/2011
I want one. I want one. Holy shit I want one. I need to win the lottery today so that I can buy one of those tomorrow.

Thank you so much for this link, JoBlo! You've made my week! I'm studying this stuff in art school right now so it's that much more meaningful to me.
I want one. I want one. Holy shit I want one. I need to win the lottery today so that I can buy one of those tomorrow.

Thank you so much for this link, JoBlo! You've made my week! I'm studying this stuff in art school right now so it's that much more meaningful to me.
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2:04AM on 09/30/2011
I got a rash man.
I got a rash man.
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12:03AM on 09/30/2011
Obviously you are not a golfer.
Obviously you are not a golfer.
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12:00AM on 09/30/2011
Smokey this is not Nam', this is bowling there are rules.
Smokey this is not Nam', this is bowling there are rules.
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11:41PM on 09/29/2011

Awesome!

I want one!
I want one!
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