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Words by Mr Chris Elvidge

Whether you're passionate about Picasso or mad about Magritte, there are plenty of ways to show your artistic side this season. Designers have a long history of drawing inspiration from the art world - take Mr Yves Saint Laurent, for instance, who mimicked the work of Mr Piet Mondrian to create his iconic 1960s Mondrian dress, or Mr Raf Simons, who applied the designs of Mr Pablo Picasso to a recent knitwear collection for Jil Sander.

Click through the gallery above to see six of our favourite painterly pieces, and our thoughts on the works of art that might have inspired them.

(None of the artists mentioned endorse the products shown. Unless stated, designers of the products featured in this article have not officially cited inspiration from the corresponding artists or artworks.)