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