12 Movie Scenes That Got Their Inspiration from Famous Paintings

Posted on Oct 24, 2016

The inspiration for making art may come from everywhere - surroundings and people close to artists (the so-called "real life"), inner world and dreams, and of course, other art forms. Film, being the closest art form to painting, sometimes directly takes inspiration from it. There are filmmakers that create each frame so it could be a separate painting. And they openly admit their affections and the origins of their inspiration. We all know these films, but you've never noticed that these 15 frames were copied from famous paintings!

1. "House by the Railroad" by Edward Hopper and "Psycho" by Alfred Hitchcock

"House by the Railroad" by Edward Hopper and "Psycho" by Alfred Hitchcock
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2. "The Blue Boy" by Thomas Gainsborough and "Django Unchained" by Quentin Tarantino

"The Blue Boy" by Thomas Gainsborough and "Django Unchained" by Quentin Tarantino
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3. "The Swing" by Jean-Honoré Fragonard and Disney’s Tangled

"The Swing" by Jean-Honoré Fragonard and Disney’s Tangled
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4. "The Last Supper" by Leonardo da Vinci and "Inherent Vice" by Paul Thomas Anderson

"The Last Supper" by Leonardo da Vinci and "Inherent Vice" by  Paul Thomas Anderson
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5. "The Empire of Lights" by René Magritte and "The Exorcist" by William Friedkin

"The Empire of Lights" by René Magritte and "The Exorcist" by William Friedkin
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6. M. C. Escher's Work and "Inception" by Christopher Nolan

M. C. Escher's Work and "Inception" by Christopher Nolan
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7. "The Calling of Saint Matthew" by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio and "Mean Streets" by Martin Scorsese

"The Calling of Saint Matthew" by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio and "Mean Streets" by Martin Scorsese
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8. "Portrait of the Journalist Sylvia von Harden" By Otto Dix and "Cabaret" by Bob Fosse

"Portrait of the Journalist Sylvia von Harden" By Otto Dix and "Cabaret" by Bob Fosse
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9. "Christina's World" by Andrew Wyeth and "Days of Heaven" by Terrence Malick

"Christina's World" by Andrew Wyeth and "Days of Heaven" by Terrence Malick
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10. "The Tower of Babel" by Pieter Bruegel the Elder and "Metropolis" by Fritz Lang

"The Tower of Babel" by Pieter Bruegel the Elder and "Metropolis" by Fritz Lang
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11. "Young Corn" by Grant Wood and "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" by Terry Gilliam

"Young Corn" by Grant Wood and "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" by Terry Gilliam
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12. "The Dance" by William Hogarth and "Barry Lyndon" by Stanley Kubrick

"The Dance" by William Hogarth and "Barry Lyndon" by Stanley Kubrick
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