I photographed the opening scene of a 1936 Mickey Mouse cartoon, titled The Moving Day, from YouTube, then superimposed the screen shots in pairs. I then searched for well-known paintings by three of my favorite painters: Caravaggio, Vincent van Gogh, and Francisco de Goya.
The corresponding paintings were not meant to match the cartoon screen shots exactly in a technical sense, but to draw comparisons in the facial expressions of the figures/subjects.
The point I was trying to make is that great art can convey a message, whether through traditional paintings or celluloid animation. Great art can also depict raw human emotions, even if the character is a mouse.
“The Third of May 1808” by Francisco de Goya
“Prisoners Exercising (after Doré)” by Vincent van Gogh
“Judith Beheading Holofernes” by Caravaggio