Biopics of Painters and Sculptors

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Carrington (1995)
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The platonic relationship between artist Dora Carrington and writer Lytton Strachey in the early 20th century. (121 mins.)
“ Dora de Houghton Carrington (29 March 1893 – 11 March 1932), known generally as Carrington, was a British painter and decorative artist, remembered in part for her association with members of the Bloomsbury Group, especially the writer Lytton Strachey. ” - ursulahemard
 
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Camille Claudel (1988)
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Biography of Camille Claudel. Sister of writer Paul Claudel, her enthusiasm impresses already-famous sculptor Auguste Rodin... (175 mins.)
Director: Bruno Nuytten
“ Camille Claudel (8 December 1864 – 19 October 1943) was a French sculptor and graphic artist. She was the elder sister of the poet and diplomat Paul Claudel. ” - ursulahemard
 
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Modigliani of Montparnasse (1958)
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Biographic movie about the last year of the famous Italian painter Modigliani. Modigliani, a poor painter in Paris of 1919... (108 mins.)
Director: Jacques Becker
“ Amedeo Clemente Modigliani (July 12, 1884 – January 24, 1920) was an Italian painter and sculptor who worked mainly in France. Primarily a figurative artist, he became known for paintings and sculptures in a modern style characterized by mask-like faces and elongation of form. He died in Paris of tubercular meningitis, exacerbated by poverty, overwork and addiction to alcohol and narcotics. ” - ursulahemard
 
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Artemisia (1997)
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Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1653) was one of the first well-known female painters. The movie tells the story of her youth... (98 mins.)
Director: Agnès Merlet
“ Artemisia Gentileschi (July 8, 1593–1652) was an Italian Early Baroque painter, today considered one of the most accomplished painters in the generation influenced by Caravaggio. In an era when women painters were not easily accepted by the artistic community, she was the first female painter to become a member of the Accademia di Arte del Disegno in Florence.
She painted [many] pictures of strong and suffering women from myth and the Bible - victims, suicides, warriors - and made a speciality of the Judith story. Her best-known image, Judith Beheading Holofernes shows the decapitation of Holofernes, a scene of horrific struggle and blood-letting." ” - ursulahemard
 
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Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)
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A young peasant maid working in the house of painter Johannes Vermeer becomes his talented assistant and the model for one of his most famous works. (100 mins.)
Director: Peter Webber
“ Johannes, Jan or Johan Vermeer (31 October 1632 as Joannis, and buried in the same city under the name Jan on 15 December 1675) was a Dutch painter who specialized in exquisite, domestic interior scenes of middle class life. ” - ursulahemard
 
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Frida (2002)
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A biography of artist Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work. (123 mins.)
Director: Julie Taymor
“ Frida Kahlo de Rivera (July 6, 1907 – July 13, 1954; born Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón) was a Mexican painter, born in Coyoacán, and perhaps best known for her self-portraits. ” - ursulahemard
 
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Basquiat (1996)
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The troubled, brief life of Jean-Michel Basquiat, a world renowned artist struggling with drug addiction and his own identity. (108 mins.)
Director: Julian Schnabel
“ Jean-Michel Basquiat (December 22, 1960 – August 12, 1988) was an American artist. His career in art began as a graffiti artist in New York City in the late 1970s, and in the 1980s produced Neo-expressionist painting. Basquiat died of a heroin overdose on August 12, 1988, at the age of 27. ” - ursulahemard
 
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Vincent & Theo (1990)
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The familiar tragic story of Vincent van Gogh is broadened by focusing as well on his brother Theodore, who helped support Vincent. The movie also provides a nice view of the locations which Vincent painted. (138 mins.)
Director: Robert Altman
“ Vincent Willem van Gogh (30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890) was a Dutch post-Impressionist painter whose work, notable for its rough beauty, emotional honesty, and bold color, had a far-reaching influence on 20th-century art. After years of painful anxiety and frequent bouts of mental illness, he died at the age of 37 from a gunshot wound, generally accepted to be self-inflicted. His work was then known to only a handful of people and appreciated by fewer still. ” - ursulahemard
 
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Lust for Life (1956)
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The life of brilliant but tortured artist Vincent van Gogh. (122 mins.)
“ Vincent Willem van Gogh (30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890) was a Dutch post-Impressionist painter whose work, notable for its rough beauty, emotional honesty, and bold color, had a far-reaching influence on 20th-century art. After years of painful anxiety and frequent bouts of mental illness, he died at the age of 37 from a gunshot wound, generally accepted to be self-inflicted. His work was then known to only a handful of people and appreciated by fewer still. ” - ursulahemard
 
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The Life of Leonardo Da Vinci (1971 Mini-Series)
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He was the creator and artist of the Mona Lisa portrait (60 mins.)
“ Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci, more commonly Leonardo da Vinci (15 April 1452 – 2 May 1519), ” - ursulahemard
 
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Surviving Picasso (1996)
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The passionate Merchant Ivory drama tells the story of Francoise Gilot, the only lover of Pablo Picasso, who was strong enough to withstand his ferocious cruelty, and move on with her life. (125 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
“ Pablo Ruiz y Picasso, also known as Pablo Picasso (25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973), ” - ursulahemard
 
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Rembrandt (1936)
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This character study joins the painter at the height of his fame in 1642, when his adored wife suddenly dies and his work takes a dark... (85 mins.)
Director: Alexander Korda
“ Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (15 July 1606[1] – 4 October 1669) was a Dutch painter and etcher. ” - ursulahemard
 
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The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)
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The biographical story of Michelangelo's troubles while painting the Sistine Chapel at the urging of Pope Julius II. (138 mins.)
Director: Carol Reed
“ Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (March 1475 – 18 February 1564) ” - ursulahemard
 
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Moulin Rouge (1952)
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Fictional account of French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. (119 mins.)
Director: John Huston
“ Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec-Monfa (24 November 1864 – 9 September 1901), also known as Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was a French painter, printmaker, draughtsman and illustrator whose immersion in the colourful and theatrical life of Paris in the late 19th century allowed him to produce a collection of enticing, elegant and provocative images of the modern, sometimes decadent, life of those times. ” - ursulahemard
 
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Goya in Bordeaux (1999)
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Francisco Goya (1746-1828), deaf and ill, lives the last years of his life in voluntary exile in Bordeaux... (100 mins.)
Director: Carlos Saura
“ Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (30 March 1746 – 16 April 1828) was a Spanish romantic painter and printmaker. ” - ursulahemard
 
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El Greco (1966)
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(95 mins.)
Director: Luciano Salce
“ Doménikos Theotokópoulos (Greek: Δομήνικος Θεοτοκόπουλος [ðoˈminikos θeotoˈkopulos], 1541 – 7 April 1614), most widely known as El Greco (Spanish for "The Greek"), was a painter, sculptor and architect of the Spanish Renaissance. The nickname "El Greco" refers both to his Greek origin and Spanish citizenship. ” - ursulahemard
 
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El Greco (2007)
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The story of the uncompromising artist and fighter for freedom, Domenicos Theotokopoulos, known to the world as "El Greco". (119 mins.)
“ Doménikos Theotokópoulos (Greek: Δομήνικος Θεοτοκόπουλος [ðoˈminikos θeotoˈkopulos], 1541 – 7 April 1614), most widely known as El Greco ( Spanish for "The Greek"), was a painter, sculptor and architect of the Spanish Renaissance. The nickname "El Greco" refers both to his Greek origin and Spanish citizenship. ” - ursulahemard
 
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Pollock (2000)
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A film about the life and career of the American painter, Jackson Pollock. (122 mins.)
Director: Ed Harris
“ Paul Jackson Pollock (January 28, 1912 – August 11, 1956), known professionally as Jackson Pollock, was an influential American painter and a major figure in the abstract expressionist movement. He was well known for his unique style of drip painting. ” - ursulahemard
 
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Van Gogh (1991)
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The final sixty-seven days of Van Gogh's life is examined. (158 mins.)
Director: Maurice Pialat
“ Vincent Willem van Gogh (30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890) was a Dutch post-Impressionist painter whose work, notable for its rough beauty, emotional honesty, and bold color, had a far-reaching influence on 20th-century art. After years of painful anxiety and frequent bouts of mental illness, he died at the age of 37 from a gunshot wound, generally accepted to be self-inflicted. His work was then known to only a handful of people and appreciated by fewer still. ” - ursulahemard
 
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Séraphine (2008)
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Based on the life of French painter Séraphine de Senlis. (125 mins.)
Director: Martin Provost
“ Séraphine Louis, known as Séraphine de Senlis (Séraphine of Senlis) (1864–1942), was a French painter in the naïve style. Self-taught, she was inspired by her religious faith and by stained-glass church windows and other religious art. The intensity of her images, both in colour and in replicative designs, are sometimes interpreted as a reflection of her own psyche, walking a tightrope between ecstasy and mental illness. ” - ursulahemard
 
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Lautrec (1998)
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Life, passion, love...all these were part of Toulouse-Lautrec's art. His artistic development among the masters of the postimpressionism. (125 mins.)
Director: Roger Planchon
“ Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec-Monfa (24 November 1864 – 9 September 1901), also known as Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was a French painter, printmaker, draughtsman and illustrator whose immersion in the colourful and theatrical life of Paris in the late 19th century allowed him to produce a collection of enticing, elegant and provocative images of the modern, sometimes decadent, life of those times. ” - ursulahemard
 
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Klimt (2006)
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A portrait of Austrian artist Gustav Klimt, whose lavish, sexual paintings came to symbolize the art nouveau style of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. (131 mins.)
Director: Raúl Ruiz
“ Gustav Klimt (July 14, 1862 – February 6, 1918) was an Austrian symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. ” - ursulahemard
 
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Oviri (1986)
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This biographical film, based on the life of French artist Paul Gauguin (Donald Sutherland), follows... (100 mins.)
Director: Henning Carlsen
“ Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin (7 June 1848 – 8 May 1903) was a French post-Impressionist artist who was not well appreciated until after his death. ” - ursulahemard
 
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Il magnifico avventuriero (1963)
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(93 mins.)
Director: Riccardo Freda
“ Benvenuto Cellini ( 3 November 1500 – 13 February 1571) was an Italian goldsmith, sculptor, draftsman, soldier, musician, and artist who also wrote a famous autobiography and poetry. ” - ursulahemard
 
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Caravaggio (1986)
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A retelling of the life of the celebrated 17th-century painter through his brilliant, nearly blasphemous paintings and his flirtations with the underworld. (93 mins.)
Director: Derek Jarman
“ Michelangelo Merisi (Michael Angelo Merigi or Amerighi) da Caravaggio (29 September 1571 in Milan – 18 July? 1610) was an Italian painter active in Rome, Naples, Malta, and Sicily between 1592 (1595?) and 1610. His paintings, which combine a realistic observation of the human state, both physical and emotional, with a dramatic use of lighting, had a formative influence on Baroque painting ” - ursulahemard
 
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Caravaggio (2007 TV Movie)
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The tumultuous and adventurous life of Michelangelo Merisi, controversial artist, called by Fate to become the immortal Caravaggio... (180 mins.)
Director: Angelo Longoni
“ Michelangelo Merisi (Michael Angelo Merigi or Amerighi) da Caravaggio (29 September 1571 in Milan – 18 July? 1610) was an Italian painter active in Rome, Naples, Malta, and Sicily between 1592 (1595?) and 1610. His paintings, which combine a realistic observation of the human state, both physical and emotional, with a dramatic use of lighting, had a formative influence on Baroque painting ” - ursulahemard
 
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Vincent (1987)
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This documentary, on the life of artist Vincent Van Gogh, is told through his letters to his brother Theo, from 1872 until his tragic death. We gain first hand insight into the man, his motivations, and his humanity. (105 mins.)
Director: Paul Cox
“ Vincent Willem van Gogh (30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890) was a Dutch post-Impressionist painter whose work, notable for its rough beauty, emotional honesty, and bold color, had a far-reaching influence on 20th-century art. After years of painful anxiety and frequent bouts of mental illness, he died at the age of 37 from a gunshot wound, generally accepted to be self-inflicted. His work was then known to only a handful of people and appreciated by fewer still. ” - ursulahemard
 
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The Naked Maja (1958)
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Love takes precedence over art and politics as Spanish painter Goya pines for an aloof duchess. (111 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
“ Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (30 March 1746 – 16 April 1828) was a Spanish romantic painter and printmaker. ” - ursulahemard
 
29.
Savage Messiah (1972)
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Biographical film of the life of French sculptor Henri Gaudier-Brzeska. (97 mins.)
Director: Ken Russell
“ Henri Gaudier-Brzeska (4 October 1891 – 5 June 1915) was a French artist and sculptor who developed a rough-hewn, primitive style of direct carving. ” - ursulahemard
 
30.
Edvard Munch (1974 TV Movie)
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Following a rough chronology from 1884 to 1894, when Norwegian artist Edvard Munch began expressionism... (210 mins.)
Director: Peter Watkins
“ Edvard Munch (12 December 1863 – 23 January 1944) was a Norwegian painter and printmaker whose intensely evocative treatment of psychological themes built upon some of the main tenets of late 19th-century Symbolism and greatly influenced German Expressionism in the early 20th century. One of his most well-known works is The Scream of 1893. ” - ursulahemard
 
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Postcards from America (1994)
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(92 mins.)
Director: Steve McLean
“ David Wojnarowicz (September 14, 1954 – July 22, 1992) was a painter, photographer, writer, filmmaker, performance artist, and AIDS activist prominent in the New York City art world. ” - ursulahemard
 
32.
Little Ashes (2008)
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About the young life and loves of artist Salvador Dalí, filmmaker Luis Buñuel and writer Federico García Lorca. (112 mins.)
Director: Paul Morrison
“ Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, Marqués de Dalí de Pubol ( 11 May 1904 – 23 January 1989), known as Salvador Dalí ” - ursulahemard
 
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Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006)
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Turning her back on her wealthy, established family, Diane Arbus falls in love with Lionel Sweeney, an enigmatic mentor who introduces Arbus to the marginalized people who help her become one of the most revered photographers of the twentieth century. (122 mins.)
“ Diane Arbus (March 14, 1923 – July 26, 1971) was an American photographer and writer noted for photographs of marginalised people—dwarfs, giants, transgender people, nudists, circus performers—and others whose normality was perceived by the general populace as ugly or surreal. ” - ursulahemard
 
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Goya's Ghosts (2006)
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Painter Francisco Goya faces a scandal involving his muse, who is labeled a heretic by a monk. (113 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
“ Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (30 March 1746 – 16 April 1828) was a Spanish romantic painter and printmaker. ” - ursulahemard
 
35.
Modigliani (2004)
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The story of Amedeo Modigliani's bitter rivalry with Pablo Picasso, and his tragic romance with Jeanne Hebuterne. (128 mins.)
Director: Mick Davis
“ Amedeo Clemente Modigliani (12 July 1884 – 24 January 1920) was an Italian painter and sculptor who worked mainly in France. ” - ursulahemard
 
36.
Georgia O'Keeffe (2009 TV Movie)
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Biopic of American artist Georgia O'Keeffe and her husband, photographer Alfred Stieglitz. (89 mins.)
Director: Bob Balaban
“ Georgia Totto O'Keeffe (November 15, 1887 – March 6, 1986) was an American artist. She is best known for her paintings of enlarged flowers, New York skyscrapers, and New Mexico landscapes. O'Keeffe has been recognized as the "Mother of American modernism". ” - ursulahemard
 
37.
I Shot Andy Warhol (1996)
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Based on the true story of Valerie Solanas who was a 60s radical preaching hatred toward men in her "Scum" manifesto... (103 mins.)
Director: Mary Harron
“ Andy Warhol (born Andrew Warhola; August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987)
Valerie Jean Solanas (April 9, 1936 – April 25, 1988) was an American radical feminist writer who is best known for writing the SCUM Manifesto and attempting to murder artist Andy Warhol. ” - ursulahemard
 
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Andrei Rublev (1966)
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The life, times and afflictions of the fifteenth-century Russian iconographer. (205 mins.)
“ Andrei Rublev (Russian: Андрей Рублёв, Andrey Rublyov), also known as The Passion According to Andrei (Russian: Страсти по Андрею), is a 1966 Soviet film directed by Andrei Tarkovsky from a screenplay written by him and Andrei Konchalovsky. The film is loosely based on the life of Andrei Rublev, the great 15th-century Russian icon painter. ” - ursulahemard
 
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Crumb (1994 Documentary)
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An intimate portrait of the controversial cartoonist and his traumatized family. (119 mins.)
Director: Terry Zwigoff
“ Robert Dennis Crumb (born August 30, 1943) is an American cartoonist and musician who often signs his work R. Crumb. His work displays a nostalgia for American folk culture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and satire of contemporary American culture. ” - ursulahemard
 
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The Far Shore (1976)
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A young woman marries a wealthy man she isn't in love with, but finds romance instead with the couples' painter friend. (105 mins.)
Director: Joyce Wieland
“ Thomas John "Tom" Thomson (August 5, 1877 – July 8, 1917) was an influential Canadian artist of the early 20th century. He directly influenced a group of Canadian painters that would come to be known as the Group of Seven, and though he died before they formally formed, he is sometimes incorrectly credited as being a member of the group itself. Thomson died under mysterious circumstances. ” - ursulahemard
 
41.
Factory Girl (2006)
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Based on the rise and fall of socialite Edie Sedgwick, concentrating on her relationships with Andy Warhol and a folk singer. (90 mins.)
“ Andy Warhol (born Andrew Warhola; August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987)
Edith Minturn "Edie" Sedgwick (April 20, 1943 – November 16, 1971) was an American heiress, socialite, actress, and fashion model. She is best known for being one of Andy Warhol's superstars. ” - ursulahemard
 
42.
The Moon and Sixpence (1942)
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Loosely inspired from Gauguin's life, the story of Charles Strickland, a middle-aged stockbrocker who abandons his middle-classed life... (89 mins.)
Director: Albert Lewin
“ Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin (7 June 1848 – 8 May 1903) was a French post-Impressionist artist. ” - ursulahemard
 
43.
Nightwatching (2007)
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An extravagant, exotic and moving look at Rembrandt's romantic and professional life, and the controversy he created by the identification of a murderer in the painting 'The Night Watch'. (134 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
“ Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (15 July 1606[1] – 4 October 1669) was a Dutch painter and etcher. He is generally considered one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art and the most important in Dutch history. ” - ursulahemard
 
44.
Dalí (1991)
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Biography of famed artist Salvador Dali, focusing mainly on his relationship with girlfriend Gala and the time they spent in New York City in 1940 and his early days in Spain collaborating with filmmaker Luis Bunuel. (106 mins.)
Director: Antoni Ribas
“ Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, Marqués de Dalí de Pubol ( 11 May 1904 – 23 January 1989), known as Salvador Dalí ” - ursulahemard
 
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“ Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841–1919) was a French artist who was a leading painter in the development of the Impressionist style. ” - ursulahemard
 
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Renoir (2012)
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Set on the French Riviera in the summer of 1915, Jean Renoir -- son of the Impressionist painter, Pierre-Auguste... (111 mins.)
Director: Gilles Bourdos
“ Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841–1919) was a French artist who was a leading painter in the development of the Impressionist style. ” - ursulahemard
 
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Mr. Turner (2014)
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An exploration of the last quarter century of the great, if eccentric, British painter J.M.W. Turner's life. (150 mins.)
Director: Mike Leigh
“ Joseph Mallord William "J. M. W." Turner, RA (baptised 14 May 1775 – 19 December 1851) was an English Romanticist landscape painter, water-colourist, and printmaker. ” - ursulahemard
 
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Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon (1998)
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Biography of British painter Francis Bacon focuses on his relationship with his lover, George Dyer, a former small time crook. (87 mins.)
Director: John Maybury
“ Francis Bacon (28 October 1909 – 28 April 1992) was an Irish-born British figurative painter known for his bold, graphic and emotionally raw imagery. ” - ursulahemard
 
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Big Eyes (2014)
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A drama about the awakening of painter Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s. (106 mins.)
Director: Tim Burton
“ Margaret D. H. Keane (born Peggy Doris Hawkins; September 15, 1927) is an American artist. Creator of the "big eyed waifs", Keane is famous for drawing paintings with big eyes and mainly paints women, children, and animals in oil or mixed media. ” - ursulahemard
 
50.
Rembrandt (1999)
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(103 mins.)
Director: Charles Matton
“ Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (15 July 1606[1] – 4 October 1669) was a Dutch painter and etcher. He is generally considered one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art and the most important in Dutch history. ” - ursulahemard
 
51.
Camille Claudel 1915 (2013)
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Winter, 1915. Confined by her family to an asylum in the South of France - where she will never sculpt again - the chronicle of Camille Claudel's reclusive life, as she waits for a visit from her brother, Paul Claudel. (95 mins.)
Director: Bruno Dumont
“ Camille Claudel (8 December 1864 – 19 October 1943) was a French sculptor and graphic artist. ” - ursulahemard
 
52.
The Mill and the Cross (2011)
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The film focuses on a dozen of the 500 characters depicted in Bruegel's painting. The theme of Christ's suffering is set against religious persecution in Flanders in 1564. (92 mins.)
Director: Lech Majewski
“ Pieter Bruegel (also Brueghel) the Elder (Dutch: [ˈpitər ˈbrøːɣəl]; c. 1525 – 9 September 1569) was a Dutch Renaissance painter and printmaker from Brabant, known for his landscapes and peasant scenes (so called genre painting). He is sometimes referred to as the "Peasant Bruegel". From 1559, he dropped the "h" from his name and signed his paintings as Bruegel. ” - ursulahemard
 
53.
Paradise Found (2003)
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A successful 19th century French stockbroker (Sutherland) leaves his profession to become an artist in Paris. (93 mins.)
“ Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin (7 June 1848 – 8 May 1903) was a French post-Impressionist artist who was not well appreciated until after his death. ” - ursulahemard
 
54.
The Death of Salvador Dali (2005 Short Film)
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"The Death of Salvador Dali" brings the paranoiac, flamboyant Dali into the office and head-space of an unsuspecting Sigmund Freud... (18 mins.)
Director: Delaney Bishop
“ Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, Marquis of Dalí de Púbol (11 May 1904 – 23 January 1989), known professionally as Salvador Dalí , was a prominent Spanish surrealist artist born in Figueres, Catalonia, Spain. ” - ursulahemard
 
55.
Loving Vincent (2017)
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A feature film about the life and mysterious death of Vincent Van Gogh. (94 mins.)
“ Vincent Willem van Gogh (30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890) was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter who is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art. ” - ursulahemard
 
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Foujita (2015)
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Japanese artist, Foujita, is Paris' darling in the roaring twenties, loved for his delicate nudes. After leaving his 1st wife... (126 mins.)
Director: Kôhei Oguri
“ Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita (November 27, 1886 – January 29, 1968) was a Japanese–French painter and printmaker born in Tokyo, Japan, who applied Japanese ink techniques to Western style paintings. ” - ursulahemard
 
57.
Maudie (2016)
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An arthritic Nova Scotia woman works as a housekeeper while she hones her skills as an artist and eventually becomes a beloved figure in the community. (115 mins.)
Director: Aisling Walsh
“ Maud Lewis (March 7, 1903 – July 30, 1970) was a Canadian folk artist from Nova Scotia. She remains one of Canada's best known folk artists. ” - ursulahemard
 
58.
Painted Fire (2002)
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In a time of political and social unrest in nineteenth-century Korea, an uncouth, self-taught painter explores his natural talent amidst the repressive world around him. (120 mins.)
Director: Kwon-taek Im
“ Jang Seung-eop (1843–1897) (commonly known by his pen name Owon) was a painter of the late Joseon Dynasty in Korea. ” - ursulahemard
 
59.
Vincent and Me (1990)
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While sketching one day, 13 year old Jo encounters a mysterious art dealer who buys a few of her drawings and commissions her to do some more... (100 mins.)
Director: Michael Rubbo
“ Vincent Willem van Gogh (30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890) was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter who is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art. ” - ursulahemard
 
60.
The Eyes of Van Gogh (2005)
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After the disastrous months spent with Gauguin in the yellow house in Arles, Vincent van Gogh, in desperate search for a cure from attacks that increasingly plague him, voluntarily enters an insane asylum. (111 mins.)
“ Vincent Willem van Gogh (30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890) was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter who is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art. ” - ursulahemard
 
61.
Painted with Words (2010 TV Movie)
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The story of Vincent Van Gogh, with dialogue sourced from his own words. (80 mins.)
Director: Andrew Hutton
“ Vincent Willem van Gogh (30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890) was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter who is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art. ” - ursulahemard
 
62.
The Yellow House (2007 TV Movie)
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Covers the short period the two master painters spent as roommates in Van Goghs house and tensions and personality conflicts that ensued.
Director: Chris Durlacher
“ Vincent Willem van Gogh (30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890) was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter who is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art. ” - ursulahemard
 
63.
Rembrandt (1942)
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(99 mins.)
Director: Hans Steinhoff
“ Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (15 July 1606 – 4 October 1669) was a Dutch draughtsman, painter, and printmaker. ” - ursulahemard
 
64.
Rembrandt fecit 1669 (1977)
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In the final year of his life, Rembrandt painted a series of self-portraits that show him in a dark... (120 mins.)
Director: Jos Stelling
“ Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (15 July 1606 – 4 October 1669) was a Dutch draughtsman, painter, and printmaker. ” - ursulahemard
 
65.
Rembrandt en ik (2011 Mini-Series)
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“ Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (15 July 1606 – 4 October 1669) was a Dutch draughtsman, painter, and printmaker. ” - ursulahemard
 
66.
Rembrandt's J'Accuse (2008 Documentary)
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An 'essayistic' documentary in which Greenaway's fierce criticism of today's visual illiteracy is argued... (86 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
“ Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (15 July 1606 – 4 October 1669) was a Dutch draughtsman, painter, and printmaker. ” - ursulahemard
 
67.
The Adventures of Picasso (1978)
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Already in his childhood, Pablo Picasso show talent for painting and is sent to the Academy of Arts in Madrid... (115 mins.)
Director: Tage Danielsson
“ Pablo Picasso (25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973) was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright who spent most of his adult life in France. ” - ursulahemard
 
68.
The Young Picasso: 1881-1906 (1993 Mini-Series)
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(220 mins.)
“ Pablo Picasso (25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973) was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright who spent most of his adult life in France. ” - ursulahemard
 
69.
Matisse & Picasso: A Gentle Rivalry (2001 Short Film)
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Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso were two of the greatest painters of the 20th Century.It is a story of Competition... (30 mins.)
“ Pablo Picasso (25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973) was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright who spent most of his adult life in France. ” - ursulahemard
 
70.
33 días (????)
Pablo Picasso's emotional turmoil as he worked on the mural "Guernica" and his relationship with artist Dora Maar.
“ Pablo Picasso (25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973) was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright who spent most of his adult life in France. ” - ursulahemard
 
71.
Gauguin - Voyage de Tahiti (2017)
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(102 mins.)
Director: Edouard Deluc
“ Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin (7 June 1848 – 8 May 1903) was a French post-Impressionist artist. ” - ursulahemard
 
72.
Gauguin the Savage (1980 TV Movie)
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Based on the turbulent life of the temperamental French painter, Paul Gauguin, and his compulsive search for creative freedom which caused him to abandon his wife and five children in Paris for a life of contentement in Tahiti. (125 mins.)
Director: Fielder Cook
“ Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin (7 June 1848 – 8 May 1903) was a French post-Impressionist artist. ” - ursulahemard
 
73.
Gauguin: The Full Story (2003 Documentary)
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In 1903, on the island of Hiva Oa in the Marquesas, a syphilitic and alcoholic Frenchman called Paul Gauguin died of a heart attack... (120 mins.)
“ Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin (7 June 1848 – 8 May 1903) was a French post-Impressionist artist. ” - ursulahemard
 
74.
Goya - oder Der arge Weg der Erkenntnis (1971)
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As a painter in the court of King Carlos IV, Goya - played by the great Lithuanian actor Donatas Banionis (The Red Tent... (136 mins.)
Director: Konrad Wolf
“ Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (30 March 1746 – 16 April 1828) was a Spanish romantic painter and printmaker. ” - ursulahemard
 
75.
Volavérunt (1999)
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On July 23 of 1802, the Duchess of Alba, the richest and most liberated woman of her time, offers a gala to inaugurate her new palace... (90 mins.)
Director: Bigas Luna
“ Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (30 March 1746 – 16 April 1828) was a Spanish romantic painter and printmaker. ” - ursulahemard
 
76.
Modì (1989)
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(98 mins.)
“ Amedeo Clemente Modigliani (12 July 1884 – 24 January 1920) was an Italian Jewish painter and sculptor who worked mainly in France. ” - ursulahemard
 
77.
Pirosmani (1969)
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The story of self-taught Georgian painter Niko Pirosmani. (105 mins.)
“ Niko Pirosmani simply referred to as Nikala (1862–1918), was a Georgian primitivist painter who posthumously rose to prominence. ” - ursulahemard
 
78.
Oscar: The Color of Destiny (2008)
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"Óscar. The Color of Destiny" is a revealing portrayal of a forgotten icon of French Surrealism: Spanish painter Óscar Domínguez... (108 mins.)
“ Oscar M. Domínguez (January 3, 1906 – December 31, 1957) was a Spanish surrealist painter. ” - ursulahemard
 
79.
Csontváry (1980)
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(112 mins.)
“ Tivadar Csontváry Kosztka (July 5, 1853 – June 20, 1919) was a Hungarian painter who was part of the avant-garde movement of the early twentieth century. ” - ursulahemard
 
80.
Ligabue (1977 Mini-Series)
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(200 mins.)
“ Antonio Ligabue (18 December 1899 – 27 May 1965) (Real name: Antonio Laccabue) was an Italian painter, one of the most important Naïve artists of the 20th century.

He was born in Zurich, Switzerland on 18 December 1899, and died in Gualtieri, Reggio Emilia, Italy on 27 May 1965. ” - ursulahemard
 
81.
Marie Krøyer (2012)
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The story of the marriage between the painters Marie and P.S. Krøyer. (102 mins.)
Director: Bille August
“ Marie Triepcke Krøyer Alfvén (11 June 1867 – 25 May 1940), commonly known as Marie Krøyer, was a Danish painter. She is remembered principally as the wife of P. S. Krøyer, one of the most successful members of the artists' colony known as the Skagen Painters, which flourished at the end of the 19th century in the far north of Jutland. ” - ursulahemard
 
82.
Summer in February (2013)
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A true tale of love, liberty and scandal amongst the Edwardian artists' colony in Cornwall (100 mins.)
“ Sir Alfred James Munnings, KCVO, PRA (8 October 1878 – 17 July 1959) was known as one of England's finest painters of horses, and as an outspoken critic of Modernism. Engaged by Lord Beaverbrook's Canadian War Memorials Fund, he earned several prestigious commissions after the Great War that made him wealthy. ” - ursulahemard
 
83.
Satie and Suzanne (1994)
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As the waters of the river Seine overflow their banks and surround a Parisian café, composer Erik Satie nurtures bittersweet memories of his one-time lover Suzanne Valadon. (53 mins.)
Director: Tim Southam
“ Suzanne Valadon (23 September 1865 – 7 April 1938) was a French painter and artists' model who was born Marie-Clémentine Valadon at Bessines-sur-Gartempe, Haute-Vienne, France. In 1894, Valadon became the first woman painter admitted to the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts. She was also the mother of painter Maurice Utrillo. ” - ursulahemard
 
84.
Effie Gray (2014)
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A look at the scandalous love triangle between Victorian art critic John Ruskin, his teenage bride Effie Gray, and Pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett Millais. (104 mins.)
Director: Richard Laxton
“ Euphemia Chalmers Millais, Lady Millais (née Gray; 7 May 1828 – 23 December 1897) was the wife of the critic John Ruskin, although she left her husband without the marriage being consummated. She later married his protégé, the Pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett Millais. This famous Victorian "love triangle" has been dramatised in plays, films and an opera. ” - ursulahemard
 
85.
The Affairs of Cellini (1934)
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The 16th-century sculptor woos the Duchess of Florence despite the duke. (86 mins.)
Director: Gregory La Cava
“ Benvenuto Cellini (1 November 1500 – 13 February 1571) was an Italian goldsmith, sculptor, draftsman, soldier, musician, and artist who also wrote a famous autobiography and poetry.

He was one of the most important artists of Mannerism. He is remembered for his skill in making pieces such as the Cellini Salt Cellar and Perseus with the Head of Medusa. ” - ursulahemard
 
86.
Utamaro and His Five Women (1946)
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Utamaro, a great artist, lives to create portraits of beautiful women, and the brothels of Tokyo provide his models... (106 mins.)
Director: Kenji Mizoguchi
“ Kitagawa Utamaro (Japanese: 喜多川 歌麿; c. 1753 – 31 October 1806) was a Japanese artist. He is one of the most highly regarded designers of ukiyo-e woodblock prints and paintings, and is best known for his bijin ōkubi-e "large-headed pictures of beautiful women" of the 1790s. He also produced nature studies, particularly illustrated books of insects. ” - ursulahemard
 
87.
Egon Schiele: Death and the Maiden (2016)
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At the beginning of the 20th Century Egon Schiele is one of the most provocative artists in Vienna.... (110 mins.)
Director: Dieter Berner
“ Egon Schiele (12 June 1890 – 31 October 1918) was an Austrian painter. A protégé of Gustav Klimt, Schiele was a major figurative painter of the early 20th century. His work is noted for its intensity and its raw sexuality, and the many self-portraits the artist produced, including naked self-portraits. The twisted body shapes and the expressive line that characterize Schiele's paintings and drawings mark the artist as an early exponent of Expressionism. ” - ursulahemard
 
88.
Egon Schiele (1980 TV Movie)
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Biographical TV movie about controversial Austrian artist Egon Schiele.
“ Egon Schiele (12 June 1890 – 31 October 1918) was an Austrian painter. A protégé of Gustav Klimt, Schiele was a major figurative painter of the early 20th century. His work is noted for its intensity and its raw sexuality, and the many self-portraits the artist produced, including naked self-portraits. The twisted body shapes and the expressive line that characterize Schiele's paintings and drawings mark the artist as an early exponent of Expressionism. ” - ursulahemard
 
89.
Egon Schiele: Excess and Punishment (1981)
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The life of cursed painter Egon Shiele, specialized in nudes, and on his late conflicting love for two women. (95 mins.)
Director: Herbert Vesely
“ Egon Schiele (12 June 1890 – 31 October 1918) was an Austrian painter. A protégé of Gustav Klimt, Schiele was a major figurative painter of the early 20th century. His work is noted for its intensity and its raw sexuality, and the many self-portraits the artist produced, including naked self-portraits. The twisted body shapes and the expressive line that characterize Schiele's paintings and drawings mark the artist as an early exponent of Expressionism. ” - ursulahemard
 
90.
Paula (2016)
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The life and career of the breakthrough German painter, Paula Modersohn-Becker. (123 mins.)
“ Paula Modersohn-Becker (February 8, 1876 – November 21, 1907) was a German painter and one of the most important representatives of early expressionism. In a brief career, cut short by postpartum embolism at the age of 31, she created a number of groundbreaking images of great intensity. She is becoming recognized as the first female painter to paint nude self-portraits. Using bold forays into subject matter and chromatic color choices, she and fellow-artists Picasso and Matisse introduced the world to modernism at the start of the twentieth century. ” - ursulahemard
 
91.
Final Portrait (2017)
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The story of Swiss painter and sculptor Alberto Giacometti. (90 mins.)
Director: Stanley Tucci
“ Alberto Giacometti (10 October 1901 – 11 January 1966) was a Swiss sculptor, painter, draughtsman and printmaker. He was born in the canton Graubünden's southerly alpine valley Val Bregaglia, as the eldest of four children to Giovanni Giacometti, a well-known post-Impressionist painter and Annetta Giacometti-Stampa. Coming from an artistic background, he was interested in art from an early age. ” - ursulahemard
 
92.
Desperate Romantics (2009 TV Series)
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Period drama set in London about the rise of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.
“ The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (later known as the Pre-Raphaelites) was a group of English painters, poets, and critics, founded in 1848 by William Holman Hunt, John Everett Millais and Dante Gabriel Rossetti. The three founders were joined by William Michael Rossetti, James Collinson, Frederic George Stephens and Thomas Woolner to form the seven-member "brotherhood". Their principles were shared by other artists, including Marie Spartali Stillman and Ford Madox Brown. ” - ursulahemard
 
93.
The Secret of Botticelli (2017)
Florence, Italy, 1475. The master painter Sandro Botticelli has been accused of a murder inside Medici's palace... (90 mins.)
Director: Lorenzo Raveggi
 
94.
The Botticelli Secret Dossier (2017)
Secrets for Passion. Passion for Art. Art for immortality. What menace lurks beneath the cult mysteries of mankind's religion?
Director: Lorenzo Raveggi