12 World Cup-Inspired Artworks

Interior decorating ideas from the beautiful game

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When you were a kid, it was easy: pull a poster of Rob Lee or Fabrizio Ravanelli out of your latest copy of Shoot magazine, get some Blue-Tack and start filling your walls.

As a grown man, however, combining your love of football with the necessity of interior decorating is far more difficult. Nothing says 'tragic bachelor' like a picture of the 1990/91 Notting Forest FA Cup finalists (no, it doesn't make a difference if it's framed), and nothing will get vetoed quicker by your more tasteful other half that any photo of a man in a football kit.

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The good news is that a great many artists have been inspired by the beautiful game over the years, resulting in works of everything from photography to abstract impressionism, presenting you with the perfect compromise.

To mark the World Cup, art.co.uk have compiled several such pieces in a special collection, the highlights from which we present below. They're all available to buy, and they'll all look great on your walls.

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