12/21/2012 10:41 am ET | Updated Mar 06, 2013

Art Memes 2012: A Look Back On The Year's Little Viral Moments

Say what you will about 2012, but one thing is for sure -- it was a banner year for memes. From Hilary Clinton's imagined text messages to Grumpy Cat, the internet played host to some of the funniest viral moments spanning pop culture, politics and, thankfully, the art world.

As the year comes to an end, we wanted to celebrate this year's most entertaining art memes, paying homage to the likes of Beast Jesus and Mitt Romney's illustrious portrait painting. Scroll through the slideshow below for a list of our favorite cyber sensations -- when pop culture delightfully invaded the world of art and vice versa. Let us know your favorite art-related meme in the comments section.

Our Favorite Memes of 2012