|Gustave Doré's Fall of the Rebel Angels for|
Paradise Lost (1886) and Alien Covenant poster
a) The cluster of human bodies in trouble, seemingly caught in the air while in the darkness, with a light coming from above makes the composition of the poster similar to Gustave Doré's Fall of the Rebel Angels from Paradise Lost which appears to be a book that Ridley Scott was using as a form of subtext in Prometheus and Alien Covenant as its sequel.
|Gustave Doré's Fall of the Rebel Angels from Paradise Lost (1886)|
b) I'm not really looking at similarity in terms of specific bodies or gestures though, but there's a general similarity to observe and perhaps the bodies and wings in the bottom right transform into the visible arms in the Alien Covenant poster. Perhaps the general slant of bodies and wings in Dore's work going down towards the centre across the image has been a source of reference in this way.
|Alien Covenant poster|