If the Most Famous Painters of All Time Could Create Websites

Art requires rigor, science requires creativity.

Wait. Isn’t it the other way around?

Although art is (more often than not) associated with creativity, there’s much more that goes into creating a piece of artwork than creative power. In its purest form, art opens up the door to a new realm that’s full of endless possibilities and novel ideas. It’s why we appreciate it and try to implement it in our own creations.

With this in mind, in this post, we’ll take a look at artistic renditions of some of the most famous artworks of all time. So, without further ado, here are some of the best themes and templates recommended by Picasso, Dali, Monet, and Botticelli themselves, and we're more than sure that you'd love this collection of art & culture templates.

1. Dogs Playing Poker

Even if you’re not particularly art literate, you’ve probably at least heard of the famous Dogs Playing Poker painting. And if you’d like to get a good laugh off its satirical origins, you may consider the Dog Breeder template which is just as artsy.

2. The Birth of Venus

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While you may have difficulty featuring the goddess of love on your website, settling for a model just might be the next best thing. And if you’re thinking about launching a portfolio for your modeling career then what is the better way to get the ball rolling than by this Botticelli-inspired painting?

3. The Japanese Bridge


Immersing your viewership in the experience of being in a garden is a fool-proof way to get them on board with your landscape design services. Our Green Construction template draws inspiration from Monet’s famous painting which fuses architecture with nature.

4. Napoleon Crossing the Alps


Whether it’s Napoleon Crossing the Alps or you crossing hurdles in the race course, the powerful feeling behind it remains the same. Allow your viewers to experience the same by using our Horse template on your Drupal-based website.

5. American Gothic


Unlike the classic American Gothic painting, our Senior Home Care theme features a happy couple. With this WordPress theme, you’ll be able to deliver a strong message and remain intact with your artistic nature.

6. Girl with a Pearl Earring


Johannes Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring puts the improbably large pearl earring center stage. Our Jewelry theme for WordPress follows suit by drawing the viewer’s attention to the featured jewelry item. It’s as if the theme was created by Vermeer himself!

7. The Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog


Unleash the adventurer inside with the Photographer Portfolio template. Its artistic roots connect to Friedrich’s The Wanderer Above the Sea of Fog and derive more than just a sense of curiosity, adventure, and self-reflection. It definitely makes for an exciting portfolio website to showcase your photography skills.

8. The Ladies Waldegrave


Picture this: three heavily powdered ladies in white sitting around a table. Are you picturing the iconic The Ladies Waldegrave painting or three ladies at a spa? Why not both! The Beauty template is nothing short of captivating and reflects an aura of tranquility and indulgence.

9. Portrait of Madame Recamier


The Portrait of Madame Recamier features a socialite reclining on a sofa looking back over her shoulder. This one of a kind oil-based painting brings enough inspiration to the table for a professional Model Portfolio. And if you pose like Madame Recamier, you’re bound to land that modeling gig!

10. Stag Night at Sharkey’s


While the blurred Stag Night at Sharkey’s depicts two boxers fighting it out in a club environment, our pixel-perfect Sensei theme is a sharp, martial arts focused alternative to George Wesley Bellows painting.

11. Portrait de L’Artiste Sans Barbe


Vincent van Gogh’s Portrait de L’Artiste Sans Barbe is, metaphorically speaking, an excellent choice for a hair transplant website. And our Hair Clinic template certainly gives off strong vibes of the classic piece. I mean it the name literally translates to van Gogh without his beard!

12. Café Terrace at Night


With strong blue and gold hues, the Xouas template is a digital rendition of the famous Café Terrace at Night painting. The real estate theme’s professional design is so elegant down to every last pixel that van Gogh himself would tell you to go for it!

13. The Dance, by Henri Matisse


Zoomba theme for WordPress draws inspiration from Matisse’s light and joyous painting of five figures frolicking about on a green hilltop. Though your customers might not want to join hands and dance in a circle, a modern dance studio might be the next best thing.

14. The Kiss


Gustav Klimt’s gilded The Kiss is a deeply romantic artwork from the early 1900s that depicts undying love. And our Dating Muse template has the same effect. There’s just something about a kiss that captivates the attention of people who are suckers for love.

15. Gustave Caillebotte Man at the Window


Complete with a suit and business-like stance, Gustave Caillebotte’s Young Man at His Window perfectly captures the essence of a business mogul. The Paletta corporate theme is a modernized version of the famous painting that will surely paint you (no pun intended!) as a magnate.

16. Olympia


The Lingerie template for Joomla-powered websites puts a creative spin on Edouard Manet’s Olympia painting. Its art-inspired foundation makes it stand out in the crowd just as the famous artwork does even today.

17. Las Meninas


Las Meninas is everything a little girl dreams of – a princess surrounded by her maids of honor, chaperone, bodyguard, and pet. The royal look and feel of the painting is given a modern twist in the form of Children’s Jewelry Store theme.

18. The Arnolfini Marriage


You’ll fall head over heels in love with the Online Romance theme which portrays a modern take on traditional union and togetherness as The Arnolfini Marriage. With this theme, your visitors won’t have to settle for a date; instead, they’ll find their soul mate.

19. The Grand Odalisque


Although The Grand Odalisque depicts, well, an odalisque, you can draw inspiration from the iconic painting and take things to the next level for your photography portfolio website. Everything from the muse’s pose to how the artist captured the room on canvas shouts quietly.

20. Flaming June


Sir Frederic Leighton’s Flaming June has long fascinated many people. And now you can bring its iconic style to your website with the Photographer Portfolio template. Its vibrant colors resonate with the original artwork and are sure to delight your viewership.

21. The Persistence of Memory


Although our take on Salvador Dali’s The Persistence of Memory may not symbolize the original artist’s theory of softness and hardness, it does, however, make for a great theme for a luxury watched online store. It’s truly something!

22. Portrait of Dora Maar


Though Pablo Picasso’s Portrait of Dora Maar is irreplicable, Artworker seems to do a pretty good job of getting the color palettes right. Let Picasso’s palette guide your next web design project and shine like a true artist within your niche.

23. Water Lilies


In the world of art, Monet dominates landscape painting. And in the world of online e-commerce, you can dominate landscaping projects with the Exterior Design template. We believe it captures the changing of light and passing of seasons almost as good as Monet did – even though it’s not oil on canvas!

24. School of Athens


While your university may be nothing like Raphael’s School of Athens painting and you may not have Plato and Aristotle teaching the morning class, you can have a web presence for it that’s inspired by the masterpiece.

25. The Scream


Edvard Munch’s The Scream is everywhere from napkins to The Simpsons. And now we have our own take on the classic in the form of our Sketchfield theme.

26. Mona Lisa


Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa just might be the best-known work of art in the world. We’ve taken every bit of inspiration we could find from the famous painting and translated it to the Photographer Portfolio template.


The short answer is no. Art does require rigor.

The good news is that we’ve rounded up some of the best, ready-made templates for you to use on your next web design project. Hopefully, you’ll find a few that you like and try them out on your own.

Were you able to find an art-inspired template for your website? Let us know by commenting below!


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