Theater & Cinema

The Best Star Wars and Classic Art Mashups

Zuzanna Stańska 4 May 2022 min Read

It is fascinating how people combine two products of culture that are so different – classic art and Star Wars. Here you will find the best (in our opinion) Star Wars and art mashups – and the force is strong with these ones, hmm.

1. Darth Vader as Claude Monet’s Woman with a Parasol

Claude Monet, Woman with a Parasol
Claude Monet, Woman with a Parasol, 1875, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, USA.

star wars art: Monet's Vader With Parasol by David Barton
Star Wars Art: David Barton, Darth Vader as Monet’s Woman with a Parasol. Bored Panda.

Here you can check out our supreme quality DailyArt Print with Monet’s Woman with a Parasol!

2. Princess Amidala Doubts in Roy Lichtenstein’s M-Maybe

Roy Lichtenstein, M-Maybe
Roy Lichtenstein, M-Maybe, 1965, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany.

star wars art: Thomas Bergmann, Padme Waitings after Roy Lichtenstein. Artist's website.
Star Wars Art: Thomas Bergmann, Padme Waitings after Roy Lichtenstein. Artist’s website.

Are you a Roy Lichtenstein fan? See our Masterpiece Story featuring Lichtenstein’s work and read how this pop artist was inspired by old masters such as Johannes Vermeer!

3. R2-D2 and Leia Chilling in George Seurat’s Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte

George Seurat's Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte
George Seurat, Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, 1884–1886, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA.

Star Wars Art: Dave Hamilton, Leia and R2-D2 after Georges Seurat.
Star Wars Art: Dave Hamilton, Leia and R2-D2 after Georges Seurat. NY Post.

Read here all you need to know about Seurat’s Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte.

4. Darth Vader Crossing the Alps by Jacques Louis David

Jacques Louis David, Napoleon Crossing the Alps, 1801, Château de Malmaison, Rueil-Malmaison, France.
Jacques Louis David, Napoleon Crossing the Alps, 1801, Château de Malmaison, Rueil-Malmaison, France.

Star Wars Art: Darth Vader Crossing the Alps after Jacques Louis David.
Star Wars Art: Darth Vader Crossing the Alps after Jacques Louis David. Andrea Gatti.

You must have known this iconic depiction of Napoleon – but what about Leonidas at Thermopylae? Click here to read a fascinating story behind David’s painting.

5. Yoda with Bandaged Ear and Pipe

Vincent van Gogh, Self Portrait with Bandaged Ear, 1889, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland.
Vincent van Gogh, Self Portrait with Bandaged Ear, 1889, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland.

Star Wars Art: Yoda with Bandaged Ear after Van Gogh.
Star Wars Art: Yoda with Bandaged Ear after Van Gogh. 9GAG.

Discover here Van Gogh’s most important “selfies”!

6. Quite alive C3PO as Dead Marat from Jacques Louis David

Jacques Louis David, Death of Marat, 1793, Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels, Belgium.
Jacques Louis David, Death of Marat, 1793, Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels, Belgium.

Star Wars Art: The Death of Robat after Jacques Louis David. Pinterest.
Star Wars Art: The Death of Robat after Jacques Louis David. Pinterest.

7. X-wing Flying through Starry Night Over Rhone

Vincent Van Gogh, Starry Night Over the Rhône, 1888, Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France.
Vincent Van Gogh, Starry Night Over the Rhône, 1888, Musée d’Orsay, Paris, France.

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Star Wars Art: Dave Hamilton, X-wing Flying through Starry Night Over Rhone after Van Gogh. AVAX.

This magnificent work is featured in DailyArt Magazine’s selection of most beautiful nocturnal paintings that you need to know!

8. Baby Yoda and Mandarolian in Byzantine Mosaic

Star Wars Art:
Star Wars Art: Scdarts, The Santalorian and Child, from Virgin and Child in the apse of Hagia Sophia. Instagram Scdarts.
Virgin and Child, apse of Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey. My World of Byzantium.

At the end of the article, we have some artworks by a very special artist, Scdarts, who puts Star Wars characters into iconic artworks. Discover his creative ideas!

9. Droid at the Folies Bergère

Star Wars Art:
Star Wars Art: Scdarts, A Bar at The Folies Bergère, after Édouard Manet, A Bar at The Folies Bergère. Instagram Scdarts.
Édouard Manet, A Bar at The Folies Bergère
Édouard Manet, A Bar at The Folies Bergère, 1881-1882, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK.

We have a whole article on this painting, if you are interested in reading its history click here.

10. Blank Skywalker

Star Wars Art: Scdarts
Star Wars Art: Scdarts, The Blank Skywalker, after René Magritte, The Blank Signature. Instagram Scdarts.
René Magritte, The Blank Signature, 1965.
René Magritte, The Blank Signature, 1965, The National Gallery, Washington, DC, USA.

Of course one of the artworks by the Surrealist painter René Magritte served as the perfect inspiration for a Star Wars art piece!

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