Art can take many forms and inspiration. Creativity is like a cloud and when you reach cloud 9, you start to push things further and visualize ecstasy.
We go for movies and sometimes the scenes leave such a deep impact and feels like the result of a true imagination of the filmmaker. But sometimes filmmakers’ imagination can also flow from paintings of renowned artists.
Let us compare some such movies. On the left side is the painting and on the right is the scene of the movie which took inspiration from the painting.
The Last Supper, Leonardo da Vinci (1495-1497)| Inherent Vice, Paul Thomas Anderson (2014)
The Death of Marat by Jacques-Louis David (1793)| About Schmidt, Alexander Payne (2002)
Young Corn , Grant Wood (1931) | The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Terry Gilliam (2009)
Napoleon Crossing the Alps, Jacques-Louis David (1801)| Marie Antoinette, Sofia Coppola (2006)
Jutta, John Kacere (1973) | Lost in Translation, Sofia Coppola (2003)
Flying over Vitebsk, Marc Chagall (1918) | Wild Beast, Jonathan Glazer (2000)
The Tower of Babel, Pieter Brueghel the Elder (1563)| Metropolis, Fritz Lang (1927)
Pacific, Alex Colville (1967)| Heat, Michael Mann (1995)
Blue Boy of Thomas Gainsborough (1770)| Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino (2012)
Dawn of Odd Nerdrum (1989) |The Cell, Tarsem Singh (2000)
The Birth of Venus, Botticelli (1484-1486)| The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Terry Gilliam (1988)
Ophelia, John Everett Millais (1852) | Melancholia, Lars von Trier (2011)
Napoleon in St. Helena, by Francois-Joseph Sandmann |The Duellists, Ridley Scott (1977)
Portrait of the Journalist Sylvia von Harden , Otto Dix (1926)|Cabaret, Bob Fosse (1972)
Jeune Homme Nu Assis au Bord de la Mer (“Young Male Nude Seated beside the Sea”), Jean-Hippolyte Flandrin (1836)| There Will Be Blood, Paul Thomas Anderson (2007)
Images: Vulgar Efendi