This Is Leo Messi AS ART

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Written By Chris Azzopardi

When you’re the best footballer of the past quarter-century, you tend to inspire things. Like this Lionel Messi/Starry Night mashup.

As artist Allie Powell told A Football Report, where the image was originally posted:

I was doing a lesson about impressionism for the class I’m student-teaching in and I decided to include Messi in some way. I tried to do the face in the style of Cassatt, the shirt like Degas, and the background is in the style of Van Gogh.

It’s a good likeness, but there’s just something slightly.. off about it. Like it’s stealing a tiny piece of the real Messi’s soul every time he scores a goal.

Source (and HD version): A Football Report

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