December 16, 2017
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Watch How Famous Paintings Inspire Famous Films

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."  

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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

Film Meets Art from Vugar Efendi on Vimeo.