12 Hidden Paintings We Missed When Watching Our Favorite Movies


When the art of cinema meets painting, it means that we are going to see something truly great. Directors that are very dedicated to their work often borrow ideas for their movies from world-famous artists. Probably, the most often referred to artist is René Magritte. There are 4 of his paintings in just our article alone.

We at Bright Side were inspired by the examples of when the stories of paintings are used in movies.

1. The Fifth Element, Luc Besson — The Broken Column, Frida Kahlo

© The Fifth Element / Gaumont© The Broken Column, Frida Kahlo / Wikimedia.org

2. Trainspotting, Danny Boyle — The Mysteries of the Horizon, René Magritte

© Trainspotting / Film4 Productions© The Mysteries of the Horizon, René Magritte / Wikimedia.org

3. Malena, Giuseppe Tornatore— Georgette Magritte, René Magritte

© Malena / Miramax Films© Georgette Magritte, Rene Magritte / Wikiart.org

4. The Thomas Crown Affair, John McTiernan — The Son of Man, René Magritte

© The Thomas Crown Affair / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer© The Son of Man, René Magritte / Wikimedia.org

5. Shirley: Visions of Reality, Gustav Deutsch — New York Movie, Edward Hopper

© Shirley: Visions of Reality / KGP Kranzelbinder Gabriele Production© New York Movie , Edward Hopper / Wikiart.org

6. Moonlight, Barry Jenkins — Evening Dress, René Magritte

© Moonlight / A24© Evening Dress , René Magritte / Wikiart.org

7. Sexy Beast, Jonathan Glazer — Over the Town, Marc Chagall

© Sexy Beast / Recorded Picture Company© Over the Town , Marc Chagall / Wikiart.org

8. Lust for Life, Vincente Minnelli — The Night Cafe, Vincent van Gogh

© Lust for Life / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer© The Night Café, Vincent van Gogh / Wikimedia.org

9. A Star Is Born, George Cukor — Dancers Tying Shoes, Edgar Degas

© A Star Is Born / Warner Bros. Entertainment© Dancers tying shoes , Edgar Degas / Wikiart.org

10. Pennies From Heaven, Herbert Ross — Nighthawks, Edward Hopper

© Pennies From Heaven / United Artists© Nighthawks, Edward Hopper / Wikimedia.org

11. Forrest Gump, Robert Zemeckis — Christina’s World, Andrew Wyeth

© Forrest Gump / Paramount Pictures© Christina’s World, Andrew Wyeth / Wikimedia.org

12. Shutter Island, Martin Scorsese — The Kiss, Gustav Klimt

© Shutter Island / Paramount Pictures© The Kiss, Gustav Klimt / Wikimedia.org

Which of these comparisons did you find the most interesting? Maybe you have also seen examples like this in the movies you like?

Preview photo credit The Fifth Element / GaumontThe Broken Column, Frida Kahlo / Wikimedia.org


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