Film Meets Art

Great paintings brought to life

Above: Birth of Venus by Botticelli/The Adventures of Baron Munchausen. Film page: The Adventures of Baron Munchausen


When directors pay homage to the art that inspires them, the world’s finest paintings get a new life on film. In “Film Meets Art” Vugar Efendi steps us through the many times iconic artworks have inspired famous films with a side-by-side comparison of great paintings and their cinematic equivalents. Some shots are detailed tributes, like Terry Gilliam’s lavish recreation of Birth of Venus, others are more surprising finds. It’s fascinating to see the two mediums come together—and you’re sure to spot at least one of your favorite paintings. Watch “Film Meets Art” above.