Theater & Cinema

The Best Star Wars and Classic Art Mashups

Zuzanna Stańska 4 May 2023 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 art mashups – and the force is strong with these ones, hmm.

1. Darth Vader as Woman with a Parasol

star wars art: 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

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

2. Senator Amidala Doubts in M-Maybe

star wars art: 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.

You may not know that Roy Lichtenstein was actually inspired by old masters such as Johannes Vermeer! Seems that there is always a Master and a Padavan in the art world, don’t you think?

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

star wars art: 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.

Seurat’s Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte is a great painting an a perfect example of Post-Impressionism.

4. Darth Vader Crossing the Alps

star wars art: 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 the fascinating story behind David’s painting.

5. Yoda with Bandaged Ear and Pipe

star wars art: 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.

Some call Van Gogh the master of “selfies”. He indeed did a lot of self-portraits which helped him develop his style and documented the life of the great Master.

6. Quite alive C3PO as Dead Marat

star wars art: 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

star wars art: 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 one of the most beautiful nocturnal paintings that you need to know!

8. Baby Yoda and Mandarolian in Byzantine Mosaic

Star Wars Art:
star wars art

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: Édouard Manet, A Bar at The Folies Bergère

10. Blank Skywalker

Star Wars Art: Scdarts
star wars art: René Magritte, The Blank Signature, 1965.

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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