• 7G13 - The Crepes of Wrath - season 1
When Hugolin takes Bart to the "Château Maison" on his sidecar motorcycle they pass through several sceneries.
These sceneries are based on famous French paintings.
The first one is a reference to The Water-Lily Pond
The second one is a reference to Wheat Fields with Crows
Vincent Van Gogh (1890).
The third one is a reference to The Dream
by Henri "Le
douanier" Rousseau (1910).
The fourth one is a reference to Luncheon on the Grass
Edouard Manet (1862).
• 7F09 - Itchy & Scratchy & Marge - season 2
The scene where we see Nelson whitewashing a fence while another kid is watching him is a parody of an illustration entitled Whitewashing
by Norman Rockwell (1936) in The adventures
of Tom Sawyer
• 7F10 - Bart Gets Hit By a Car - season 2
Bart's vision of hell is a parody of the right panel of the triptych The Garden of Earthly Delights by
Hieronymus Bosch (1504).
• 7F12 - The Way We Was - season 2
Marge's pose in front of her mirror is a parody of Girl
at the mirror
by Norman Rockwell (1954).
• 7F17 - Old Money
- season 2
When Grampa is thinking about what he'll do with the inherited money, we can see him at a bar. This is a reference to Nighthawks
by Edward Hopper
› Boulevard of
(below) by Gottfried Helnwein is a famous parody of Nighthawks
in which we can see Marylin Monroe,
Humphrey Bogart, James Dean and Elvis Presley.
• 7F18 - Brush With Greatness
- season 2
The crowd is standing in line for the H2Whoa ride at Mt Splashmore on the stairs which are a direct reference to Ascending and descending
by Maurits Cornelis Escher (1960).
One of the paintings seen at the art show is a reference
to Andy Warhol's Campbell's Soup Can
• 7F22 - Blood Feud -
The fresco in Springfield's post office is a parody of The Creation of Adam
• 8F07 - Saturdays of Thunder - season 3
The picture seen on one of the wall of the
National Fatherhood Institute is a reference to the Vitruvian Man
by Leonardo da Vinci (c. 1492).
• 8F16 - Bart the Lover - season
The dinner scene at the Flanders' is an imitation of Freedom
by Norman Rockwell (1943).
• 8F20 - Black Widower - season
The lunch scene in jail is also based on Freedom
by Norman Rockwell (1943).
• 9F07 - Mr. Plow - season 4
During Homer's second commercial, one of the paintings in the background behind the singer is a copy of Christina's world
Andrew Wyeth (1948).
• 9F19 - Krusty Gets Kancelled - season
The first painting we see in Hugh
Heffner's house parodies the style of the painter Patrick Nagel. It appears to be an imitation of one of his paintings entitled Carol
The second painting we see a bit later is in the style of odalisques paintings, notably of La Grand Odalisque
by Jean Auguste Dominique or of one done by the Baron Francois of Hatvany.
• 1F01 - Rosebud - season 5
A copy of Arrangement in Grey and Black
by James Abbott McNeill Whistler is hanging in Burns' room.
• 1F04 - The Simpson's Halloween Special IV
- season 5
› Melancholy and Mystery of a Street
The interludes at the beginning and between each act of this episode show Bart in an art gallery walking in front of numerous famous paintings.
by Giorgio de Chirico (1913)
Van Gogh's Self-Portrait
›Ascending and descending
by Maurits Cornelis Escher.
› The Scream
Edvard Munch (1893)
› The Death of Marat
Jacques Louis David (1793)
› Three Musicians by Pablo Picasso (1921)
› The son of Man
René Magritte (1964)
› A Friend in Need
In the museum, the policemen throw Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa
into the fire.
• 1F07 - The Last Temptation of Homer - season 5
› When Homer sees Mindy for the first time, the scene is a parody of The Birth of Venus
by Sandro Botticelli (1485).
• 1F14 - Homer love Flanders -
Flanders has a copy of The Last Supper
by Leonardo da Vinci (1498) hanging above his couch.
• 1F15 - Bart Gets an Elephant
- season 5
The painting that Bart is cleaning is American
by Grant Wood (1930).
• 2F04 - Bart's Girlfriend - season
The Lovejoys' (like the Flanders') also have a copy of The Last Supper
by Da Vinci in their dining room.
• 2F09 - Homer the Great - season 6
The couch gag is a reference to Relativity
MC Escher (1953). [This couch gag was also used for
The PTA Disbands
In the Stonecutters' secret shortcut, several copies of da Vinci's Mona Lisa
are hung on the walls.
• 2F31 - A Star is Burns
- season 6
The picture in the opening of Burns' movie is a parody of The Creation of Adam
• 2F18 - Two Dozens and One Greyhounds - season 6
The picture of Santa's Little Helper and his girlfriend taken by the street photographer is a parody of A Friend In Need
Cassius Marcellus Coolidge (1870), one of his 9 paintings showing dogs playing poker.
• 2F16 - Who Shot Mr Burns ? - Part
1 - season 6
In the veterinarian's waiting room can be seen A Friend In Need
by Cassius Marcellus Coolidge (1870) as well as a Mondrian's Composition
• 3F13 - Lisa the Iconoclast
- season 7
In Lisa's class hangs a copy of the unfinished portrait of George Washington painted by Gilbert Stuart (1796)
• 4F03 - The Homer They Fall - season
During one of his boxing matches, Homer sends his opponent out of the ring through the ropes. This shot is a parody of a painting by George Bellows entitled Dempsey And Firpo
(1924). This painting is based on the match between Jack Dempsey and Luis Firpo on September 14, 1923 in New York.
• 4F15 - Homer vs. the 18th Amendment - season 8
The shot of Rex Banner sitting in a bar with Lou and Eddie is a reference to Nighthawks
Edward Hopper (1942)
• 3G02 - Lisa's sax - season
When Homer imagines playing foosball in the museum he imagines his opponent as the character from the painting The Scream by
A kid in the gifted school is painting The Son of Man
• 5F23 - The Joy of Sect - season 9
Ned has a copy of Da Vinci's Last Supper
in his rumpus room.
• 4F24 - Lisa the Simpson - season 9
The painting Lisa is observing at the museum is a work by Joan Miro (1933).
• 5F14 - The Trouble With Trillions - season 9
› One of the paintings of Burns' ancestors that we can catch a glimpse of in the background is a parody of Arrangement in Grey and Black, No 1 (Whistler's Mother) by James Abbott McNeill
› In his art gallery, Burns also has a copy of Washington
crossing the Delaware by Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze (1851).
• AABF04 - Homer Simpson in "Kidney Trouble" - season 10
In the flashback, the painting above Homer's bed appears to be a copy of Tyrannosaurus and Triceratops
, a painting by Charles Knight (1927).
• AABF15 - Mom and Pop Art
- season 10
This episode is jam-packed with famous paintings, starting with Barney's drawing which is a replica of Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte
Georges Seurat (1884).
The first painting that Homer and Marge see at the museum (which will later give Homer his idea of his masterpiece at the end of the episode) is a painting by Joseph Mallord William Turner representing The Dogana, San Giorgio, Citella, From the Steps of the Europa
Marge paints the Springfield version of this painting at the end of the episode.
They then walk in front of a series of Pablo Picasso's paintings exposed in chronological order. The first one (right) is The Barefoot Girl
(1895) and the second one is Leaning Arlequin
The third Picasso painting is The Old Guitarist
The fourth one is Les
The fifth one is Head of a Man
The painting in the background behind Marge looks like the painting from the series Homage to the Square
by Josef Albers started in 1949 and which comprises dozens of paintings in the same style (concentrical squares with color variations).
Homer kneels down in front of one of Andy Warhol's Campbell's Soup Can
Andy Warhol himself appears with his soup cans a bit later in the episode in Homer's dream.
The painting on the left is a reference to Piet Mondrian's "compositions".
This painting called Composition
with red, blue and yellow
is more accurately represented earlier in the episode,
on the cover of the magazine "Art In America" that Homer
reads in bed.
Homer's dream sequence, which may seem weird to the inexperienced eye, is actually a series of parodies of different famous paintings.
The first of them is The Sleeping Gypsy
by Henri "Le douanier" Rousseau
The man with 4 arms and 4 legs who beats Homer is The Vitruvian Man
Leonardo da Vinci (c. 1492)
The third scene is a parody of The Three Musicians
Pablo Picasso (1921).
The scene where Homer is under a "melting clock " is a reference to The Persistence of Memory
by Salvador Dali (1931).
• AABF18 - They Saved Lisa's Brain - season
During the "gross-out contest",
a truck drives by in the street carrying a
travelling Van Gogh exhibit. We can see, among others, the following paintings :
The Starry Night (1889)
A Pair of Leather Clogs (1888)
Still Life with Open Bible (1885)
Homer smears chocolate pudding on the Self Portrait with Grey Felt Hat
to give the painting a beard like his own.
• BABF05 - Take my Wife, Sleaze - season
The shot of Apu and Manjula in front of the Kwik-e-Mart is a parody of American Gothic
• BABF08 - The Mansion Family - season
› The painting on which Burns is playing poker with dogs is a parody of A
Friend in Need by C.M. Coolidge.
The painting that hides the safe is Still Life with Basket of Apples
by Paul Cézanne.
› Arrangement in Grey and Black No1
can be seen behind the auto dressing machine.
• BABF11 - Missionnary : Impossible
- season 11
The museum sounds CD cover is a parody of The
Son of Man
(1964) by René Magritte
on which the face of a man is hidden by an apple.
• BABF14 - Days of Wine and D'oh'ses - season 11
The picture that Lisa wants to take for the phone book contest is a reference to A Friend in Need
by C.M. Coolidge.
• BABF19 - Behind The Laughter - season 11
Second time we see The Last Supper
by Da Vinci above Flander's couch.
• DABF02 - She of Little Faith - season 13
The background with a cutout in which Bart sticks his head to have his photo taken represents The Last Supper
with the cutout where Jesus' face would be.
• DABF04 - Half-Decent Proposal - season 13
One of the paintings of Marge that Artie has in his house is a parody of the Marilyn
portrait by Andy Warhol.
• DABF17 - Papa's Got a Brand New Badge - season
The painting Otto is carrying on his shoulder is the famous Guernica
• DABF21 - Helter Shelter - season
In the couch gag the regular boat painting above the couch is replaced by Da Vinci's Mona Lisa
There's a copy of Composition
with red, blue and yellow
by Piet Mondrian in Lenny's apartment (when it appears again in the episode Homer
Simpson this is your wife
, the colors are different from the original ).
• EABF04 - Strong Arms of the Ma -
can be seen in the little wagon that Lisa is pulling at Rainier's Wolfcastle.
• EABF06 - Pray Anything - season
When the plumber touches the kitchen wall it cracks and reproduces Washington
crossing the Delaware
by Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze (1851).
• EABF13 - Dude, Where's My Ranch ? - season
The giant picture of Ned in the nightclub is a parody of the Marilyn Monroe's portrait painted by Andy Warhol in the 60's.
• EABF21 - Treehouse of Horror XIV
- saison 15
When Bart and Milhouse stop the time, we can see several Picasso's paintings in the Simpsons' house : Head of a Man
, The Old Guitaris
and Leaning Arlequin
[All these paintings were already seen in Mom and Pop Art, season 10
We can also see Mona Lisa
in Bart's room.
• FABF01 - Today I am a Clown - season
Same thing as above with Krusty instead of Ned.
• FABF02 - 'Tis The Fifteenth Season - season 15
In the street the Simpsons walk in front of a wagon that sells pictures of The Syndics of the Drapers' Guild
by Rembrandt (1662) with your head instead of one of the men from the painting.
• GABF05 - On a Clear Day I Cant See My Sister
- season 16
Several coupies of Da Vinci's Mona Lisa
are exposed for sale in front of the Sprawl Mart.
• GABF14 - Thank God It's Doomsday -
One of the posters in the christian library is a parody of A
Friend in Need
by C.M. Coolidge with the dogs praying instead of playing poker.
The painting in the Simpsons' garage is The Last Supper
Da Vinci (1495-1498).
The last shot of the episode is a parody of this same painting, with Homer instead of Jesus and the barflies instead of the apostles.
When Homer is in Heaven, one of the pictures in the screen above the bed is a copy of The Syndics of the Drapers' Guild
by Rembrandt (1662).
Right after that, the picture in the screen is a reference to Piet Mondrian's Compositions
• GABF21 - See Homer Run - season
The painting that Dolph stole is The Scream
by Edvard Munch (1893).
• HABF12 - Girls Just Want to Have Sums - season
› Frida Kahlo's Self-Portrait with monkey
In the hall of the girls school, Lisa is happy to see some paintings by female artists.
Georgia O'Keefe Jack in the pulpit II
• Springfield Up - season 18
› When he tears down the painting of the Simpsons family, Burns reveals a parody of Christina's World by
Andrew Wyeth (1948) hidden underneath.