Attentive Filmmaker Makes the Correlation Between Movie Scenes and Iconic Paintings

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Attentive Filmmaker Makes the Correlation Between Movie Scenes and Iconic Paintings

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

Different forms of art often times borrow from one another. This is no surprise, especially when it comes to newer forms, like cinema or video games, borrowing some elements from older ones. This is something which filmmaker Vugar Efendi is interested about.

Among other things, he writes, directs, produces and edits short videos of all kinds. His portfolio is comprised of all sorts of documentaries and other experimental compilations. Earlier this year he released Film Meets Art, where Vugar Efendi captures the relationship between various iconic paintings and cinema. From movies like Django Unchained and Psycho as well as work from renowned painters like Leonardo da Vinci and Sandro Botticelli, his 3-minute-long short shows this often-times overlooked relation.

Following the success of his first installment, Vugar claims that “there are plenty of movies more to include” and so he made a second film, Film Meets Art II. In order to catch all these comparisons, Vugar needs to be, not only a master in filmmaking but in paintings as well.

Jacques-Louis David, La mort de Marat (1793) and Alexander Payne, About Schmidt (2002)
Jacques-Louis David, La mort de Marat (1793) and Alexander Payne, About Schmidt (2002)
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, La petite baigneuse - Intérieur de harem (1828) and Jean-Luc Godard, Passion (1982)
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, La petite baigneuse – Intérieur de harem (1828) and Jean-Luc Godard, Passion (1982)
Jean-Hippolyte Flandrin, Jeune homme nu assis au bord de la mer (1836) and Paul Thomas Anderson, There Will Be Blood (2007)
Jean-Hippolyte Flandrin, Jeune homme nu assis au bord de la mer (1836) and Paul Thomas Anderson, There Will Be Blood (2007)
Norman Rockwell, Freedom from Fear (1943) and Steven Spielberg, Empire of the Sun (1987)
Norman Rockwell, Freedom from Fear (1943) and Steven Spielberg, Empire of the Sun (1987)
John Constable, Malvern Hall, Warwickshire (1809) and Stanley Kubrick, Barry Lyndon (1975)
John Constable, Malvern Hall, Warwickshire (1809) and Stanley Kubrick, Barry Lyndon (1975)
Otto Dix, Portrait of the Journalist Sylvia von Harden (1926) and Bob Fosse, Cabaret (1972)
Otto Dix, Portrait of the Journalist Sylvia von Harden (1926) and Bob Fosse, Cabaret (1972)
René Magritte, L'Empire des lumières (1954) and William Friedkin, The Exorcist (1973)
René Magritte, L’Empire des lumières (1954) and William Friedkin, The Exorcist (1973)
Pieter Bruegel the Elder, The Hunters in the Snow (1565) and Andrei Tarkovsky, The Mirror (1975)
Pieter Bruegel the Elder, The Hunters in the Snow (1565) and Andrei Tarkovsky, The Mirror (1975)
Pieter Bruegel the Elder, The Tower of Babel (1563) and Fritz Lang, Metropolis (1927)
Pieter Bruegel the Elder, The Tower of Babel (1563) and Fritz Lang, Metropolis (1927)