Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Never mind the movie, what’s the art?

We’ve spent quite a bit of time chasing up art works in movies and movie scenes based on artworks. From the obvious (Alex Colville’s 1967 painting Pacific recreated in Michael Mann’s Heat) to the rather more obscure (Ridley Scott’s Alien being infused with Francis Bacon’s Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion) so here are a few more intriguing examples of when art goes to the movies.

Pacific Rim (along with many, many Japanese monster movies) taking Goya’s The Colossus as inspiration for its lurching destroyers.

Christopher Nolan lifting from Escher for Inception's crazy world

Rene Magritte’s 1953 Empire of Light turning up in spirit in The Exorcist

Other OTN art in the movie stories here