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Foreshadowing in the Art of Bojack Horseman

CW: Discussions of death, suicide and drug use. 

This post contains major spoilers for the Bojack Horseman series finale.

Bojack Horseman is one of my all-time favourite shows. The universe it creates is so wonderfully fun, and the animators do a spectacular job at including jokes in all of the scenery. As an art-lover, one of the things I really love about the show is how it features paintings from real life, reimagined in the Bojack Universe. Sometimes, the works are just implanted into the show. Other times, characters from the show are added, or the works are included in a specific scene to add to the overall message and plot. The reinterpretations of David Hockney, Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures), 1972 and John Everett Millais, Ophelia, 1851-52 foreshadow major events. In this post, I’ll explain their role in the show and why Bojack Horseman is one of the greatest cinematic universes out there. 

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