Commercials tend to annoy us as bothersome breaks between our TV shows, but sometimes they are so creative that they're worth our attention. Some of the best commercials re-appropriate famous paintings to sell products. From Renaissance works to modern creations, these brands have cleverly adapted art history for their own purposes.
Perhaps it doesn't surprise you that Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and Andy Warhol’s silkscreens seem to be the most popular among commercial producers, but companies occasionally rely on lesser-known works as well. See how brands like Apple, Samsung, Coca-Cola, and General Mills make use of masterpieces in our list of The Best Commercials That Use Famous Works of Art.