The product of starchy fermentation known as beer has inspired songs, movies, and even poetry, I'm sure. This is probably because it's easier to be creative when you're drunk (not that I know this from firsthand experience). The alcoholic drink has even inspired an entire art series, courtesy of one graphic-designer-turned-painter.
Artist Scott Clendaniel, a native of Anchorage, Alaska, took his love of beer to new levels by inserting the fizzy beverage into classic paintings. Clendaniel, a self-professed "beer enthusiast," says he chose the project because he "thought it was funny, and a good challenge."
And honestly? You'd be hard-pressed to make the argument that the addition of beer does NOT make for better art.
Clendaniel's beer-themed collection includes, but is not limited to:
A recreation of Van Gogh's "Starry Starry Night," which Clendaniel has renamed "The Starry Pint."
A boozy nod to Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel ceiling.
An "American Gothic"-inspired piece — because those people look like they need a drink.
Clendaniel calls this homage to the famous Picasso piece, "Three Musicians… After Hours."
"Whistler's Mother" has clearly had a long day, and needs to unwind.
A Jackson Pollock-esque piece that is definitely sending subtle subliminal messages ...
Edvard Munch's "The Scream ... Over An Empty Pint."
And, of course, the Magritte-inspired "Pint Of Man."
Clendaniel's pieces are available for purchase on the artist's Etsy site, if you find yourself inclined to line your walls with beer art (as you should).
Just be forewarned that extensive viewings of Clendaniel's pieces could make you excessively thirsty.