Films about artistsby michael-antrobus1 | created - 27 Nov 2012 | updated - 27 Dec 2012 | Public
Films about artists painters
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4. The Graffiti Artist (2004)
PG-13 | 80 min | Drama, Romance
Adrift in a lush, nocturnal urban landscape, Nick is a post-modern urban hero asserting his anarchistic agenda on the endless maze of virgin exterior walls that comprise downtown Seattle ... See full summary »
5. Klimt (2006)
Not Rated | 131 min | Biography, Drama
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.
6. Surviving Picasso (1996)
R | 125 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The passionate Merchant Ivory drama tells the story of Françoise Gilot (Natascha McElhone), the only lover of Pablo Picasso (Sir Anthony Hopkins) who was strong enough to withstand his ferocious cruelty, and move on with her life.
Votes: 6,530 | Gross: $2.00M
Unrated | 87 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
Biography of British painter Francis Bacon focuses on his relationship with his lover, George Dyer, a former small time crook.
Votes: 3,154 | Gross: $0.34M
8. Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)
R | 87 min | Documentary, Comedy, Crime
The story of how an eccentric French shop-keeper and amateur film-maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner. The film contains... See full summary »
Votes: 58,900 | Gross: $3.29M
9. Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)
PG-13 | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 68,354 | Gross: $11.63M
10. Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol (1990)
87 min | Documentary, Biography
A look at the life, work, and impact of Andy Warhol (1928-1987), pop icon and artist, from his childhood in Pittsburgh to his death after a botched surgery. Warhol coined the word "... See full summary »
11. Basquiat (1996)
R | 107 min | Biography, Drama
The brief life of Jean Michel Basquiat, a world renowned New York street artist struggling with fame, drugs and his identity.
Votes: 18,312 | Gross: $2.96M
12. Joan Miró: The Ladder of Escape (2012)
33 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Narrated by Ed Harris and produced by the National Gallery of Art in conjunction with the exhibition. Joan Miro was torn between a passionate loyalty to his native Catalonia and a desire to... See full summary »
15. Beautiful Losers (2008)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Music
This documentary follows the lives and careers of a collective group of Do-it-yourself artists and designers who inadvertently affected the art world.
Votes: 1,267 | Gross: $0.06M
19. Gauguin: The Full Story (2003 TV Movie)
120 min | Documentary, Biography
In 1903, on the island of Hiva Oa in the Marquesas, a syphilitic and alcoholic Frenchman called Paul Gauguin died of a heart attack. At that point nobody realised the incredible impact ... See full summary »
Imagine (2003– )
David Hockney: A Bigger Picture
Not Rated | 61 min | Documentary, History
Filmed over three years, this documentary is an unprecedented record of a major artist at work. It captures David Hockney's return from California to his native Yorskhire, outside, through the seasons and in all weathers.
23. Edvard Munch (1974 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 210 min | Biography, Drama, History
Following a rough chronology from 1884 to 1894, when Norwegian artist Edvard Munch began expressionism and established himself as northern Europe's most maligned and controversial artist, ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,668 | Gross: $0.04M
24. The Mill and the Cross (2011)
Not Rated | 92 min | Drama, History
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.
Votes: 3,533 | Gross: $0.31M
25. Caravaggio (1986)
93 min | Biography, Drama, History
A retelling of the life of the celebrated 17th-century painter through his brilliant, nearly blasphemous paintings and his flirtations with the underworld.
Votes: 4,724 | Gross: $0.00M
Not Rated | 58 min | Documentary
A powerful and intimate portrait, JOAN MITCHELL: PORTRAIT OF AN ABSTRACT PAINTER captures Mitchell's independent spirit and testifies eloquently to Mitchell's art. One of the great abstract... See full summary »
28. Gerhard Richter Painting (2011)
Unrated | 97 min | Documentary
A documentary on the German artist that includes glimpses at his studio, which has not been seen in decades.
Votes: 606 | Gross: $0.24M
29. Waste Land (2010)
Not Rated | 99 min | Documentary
On the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro is Jardim Gramacho, the world's largest landfill, where men and women sift through garbage for a living. Artist Vik Muniz produces portraits of the workers and learns about their lives.
Votes: 8,028 | Gross: $0.19M
30. Little Ashes (2008)
R | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
About the young life and loves of artist Salvador Dalí, filmmaker Luis Buñuel and writer Federico García Lorca.
Votes: 8,248 | Gross: $0.48M