The Many Art References of Lars von Trier's Cinema


The famed Danish auteur is known for his dramatic, controversial yet critically acclaimed oeuvre. Have you gotten all of Lars von Trier's references in art history throughout his films?

Art imitates art. Von Trier touches existentialist themes and opens conversations on mental health, sacrifice, and human psychosis. It's no wonder his films are filled with borrowed references to artworks of all time. To name a few, there's J.E. Millais' "Ophélie", "The Land of Cockaigne" by Peter Brueghel, and "The Origin of the World' by Courbet.

Do you think these references are intended or just by mere coincidence?

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written by lomographymagazine on 2017-12-13 #culture #videos #cinema #filmmaking #lars-von-trier

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