Are movies art? Yes, of course they are (notice we never said good art -- that is a completely different discussion). But art or no art, they certainly try to look like it, and often take visual clues from the great works and masters of the past. Let’s take a look at a few cases.

Forrest Gump The fictional town of Greenbow, Alabama follows the aesthetics of Normal Rockwell's Americana. A particular painting, Girl With a Black Eye, was recreated on the screen.

Source: The Take

Barry Lyndon While the movie doesn't recreate any articular painting, it does draw a lot of its visuals from 18th- century British artists such as Thomas Gainsborough, Joshua Reynolds, and William Hogarth.

Source: Phaidon

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