Filmmaker Reveals All of the Movie Scenes That Were Directly Influenced by Iconic Paintings


The casual movie-goer might not notice, but often film producers are inspired by iconic paintings of our time and subtly integrate them into their own movies.

Recently, observant film maker Vugar Efendi released Film Meets Art, a project that explores the relationship between fine art and cinema.

Scroll down to see our favorites. What other movies can you list that feature famous paintings in them?

  1. 1 Jacques-Louis David, La mort de Marat (1793) and Alexander Payne, About Schmidt (2002)

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  2. 2 Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, La petite baigneuse – Intérieur de harem (1828) and Jean-Luc Godard, Passion (1982)

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  3. 3 Otto Dix, Portrait of the Journalist Sylvia von Harden (1926) and Bob Fosse, Cabaret (1972)

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  4. 4 Jacques-Louis David, Napoleon Crossing the Alps (1801) and Sofia Coppola, Marie Antionette (2006)

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  5. 5 Norman Rockwell, Freedom from Fear (1943) and Steven Spielberg, Empire of the Sun (1987)

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  6. 6 Pieter Bruegel the Elder, The Tower of Babel (1563) and Fritz Lang, Metropolis (1927)

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  8. 8 Pieter Bruegel the Elder, The Hunters in the Snow (1565) and Andrei Tarkovsky, The Mirror (1975)

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  9. 9 Jean-Hippolyte Flandrin, Jeune homme nu assis au bord de la mer (1836) and Paul Thomas Anderson, There Will Be Blood (2007)

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  10. 10 John Constable, Malvern Hall, Warwickshire (1809) and Stanley Kubrick, Barry Lyndon (1975)

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  11. 11 René Magritte, L’Empire des lumières (1954) and William Friedkin, The Exorcist (1973)

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