There’s a powerful symbiosis between painting and film. Both can envelop the viewer, create mood, evoke core emotions, through color and composition, without words. And the best film directors create scenes with a painter’s eye. Photographer and filmmaker Vugar Effendi captures this relationship between painting and film in his short video, “Film Meets Art.” “Art inspires cinema, cinema inspires art," he writes in the description. "As [a] lover of both, I just wanted to look into films that are inspired by famous paintings throughout history. There are plenty of movies more to include, maybe for a second part in the future."
It’s a beautiful and fascinating series of pairings, and here’s hoping he creates another part soon.
The relationships he includes in this video:
Napoleon Bonaparte - The Duelist
Birth of Venus - Adventures of Baron Munchchausen
Boy in Blue - Django Unchained
Last summer - Inherent Vice
House by the Railroad - Psycho
Christina’s World - Days of Heaven
Pacific - Heat
Ophelia - Melancholia