Films about Painters

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Bride of the Wind (2001)
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This movie is a biopic of Alma Mahler, the wife of composer Gustav Mahler (as well as Walter Gropius and Franz Werfel), and the mistress of Oskar Kokoschka. (99 mins.)
Director: Bruce Beresford
 
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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
 
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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
 
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Art School Confidential (2006)
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Starting from childhood attempts at illustration, the protagonist pursues his true obsession to art school. But as he learns how the art world really works, he finds that he must adapt his vision to the reality that confronts him. (102 mins.)
Director: Terry Zwigoff
 
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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
 
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American Playhouse (1981 TV Series)
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Video production of the Pulitzer-prize winning musical stage production. In the first act, "George"...
 
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Andrei Rublev (1966)
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The life, times and afflictions of the fifteenth-century Russian iconographer. (205 mins.)
 
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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
 
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Basquiat (1996)
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Basquiat tells the story of the meteoric rise of youthful artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Starting out as a street artist... (108 mins.)
Director: Julian Schnabel
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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
 
18.
Lust for Life (1956)
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The life of brilliant but tortured artist Vincent van Gogh. (122 mins.)
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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
 
22.
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
 
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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.)
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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
 
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The Life of Leonardo Da Vinci (1971 Mini-Series)
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(60 mins.)
 
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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
 
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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
 
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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
 
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Norman Rockwell: An American Portrait (1987 Documentary)
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Biography of the American Painter and Illustrator, Norman Rockwell. (60 mins.)
 
34.
Simon Schama's Power of Art (2006 TV Series)
Episode: Turner (2006)
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Simon argues The Slave ship, one of 7 of his works causing a scandal at the 1840 Royal Academy exhibition... (60 mins.)