Un Air de famille

Finding similarities between a picture and a painting can be like a time travel ; crossing the line between art and reality is sometimes quite interesting.

André Devambez (1867-1944) from a portrait of the painter’s children and Pio Marmai, french actor. Manhood position hello!


Hans Christiansen (1866-1944), Portrait of a young man and Pierre Niney, french actor. Both so delicate.



Frank Dicksee (1853-1928), Portrait of Elsa and Cléo de Mérode (1875-1966), french dancer. Look at these eyebrows!


Rob Liberace, crouching figure and Christian Bale in American Psycho.



Monet (1840-1926), La Femme à l’ombrelle and the english series Downton Abbey. It is not obvious but when I saw this picture of the three girls, the light shades and the texture of the dresses made me somehow think of this painting.

Tableau Monet Ombrelle Camille downtona

And finally, a self-portrait of Picasso (1881-1973) and a picture of Franz Kafka (1883-1924). I know they do not look alike but there is something about the eyes… Don’t you think?

Selfportrait-Picasso kafka

If you have any suggestions on your own, feel free to share them!

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