Art and History

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1. Klimt (2006)

Not Rated | 131 min | Biography, Drama

44 Metascore

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.

Director: Raoul Ruiz | Stars: John Malkovich, Veronica Ferres, Stephen Dillane, Saffron Burrows

Votes: 2,666

2. El Greco (2007)

119 min | Biography, Drama

The story of the uncompromising artist and fighter for freedom, Domenicos Theotokopoulos, known to the world as "El Greco".

Director: Yannis Smaragdis | Stars: Nick Clark Windo, Juan Diego Botto, Laia Marull, Lakis Lazopoulos

Votes: 4,115

3. Goya's Ghosts (2006)

R | 113 min | Biography, Drama, History

52 Metascore

Painter Francisco Goya faces a scandal involving his muse, who is labeled a heretic by a monk.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Javier Bardem, Natalie Portman, Stellan Skarsgård, Randy Quaid

Votes: 27,981 | Gross: $1.00M

4. Woman in Gold (2015)

PG-13 | 109 min | Biography, Drama, History

51 Metascore

Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover artwork she believes rightfully belongs to her family.

Director: Simon Curtis | Stars: Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds, Daniel Brühl, Katie Holmes

Votes: 48,391 | Gross: $33.31M

5. Stealing Klimt (2007)

92 min | Documentary

Stealing Klimt recounts the struggle by 90-year-old Maria Altmann to recover five Gustav Klimt paintings stolen from her family by the Nazis in Vienna. From the end of the War up until last... See full summary »

Director: Jane Chablani | Stars: Maria Altmann, Michael J. Bazyler, Hubertus Czernin, Gerbert Frodl

Votes: 51

6. Simon Schama's Power of Art (2006– )

60 min | Documentary, Drama, History

In each episode historian Simon Schama treats, in his own erudite, unconventional and somewhat socially engaged style, a work of art from a great master. He concentrates not just on the art... See full summary »

Stars: Simon Schama, Grégoire Bonnet, Allan Corduner, Andrea Gherpelli

Votes: 887

7. Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth (1988– )

360 min | Documentary

Mythologist Joseph Campbell presents his ideas about comparative mythology and the ongoing role of myth in human society.

Stars: Joseph Campbell, Bill Moyers, George Lucas

Votes: 861

8. Art of the Western World (1989– )

60 min | Documentary

Provides a panorama of 2000 years of architecture, painting and sculpture, and studies the art masterpieces as reflections of the Western culture that produced them.

Stars: Michael Wood, John Boardman, Kathleen Weil-Garris Brandt, Richard Brilliant

Votes: 63

9. The Story of the Jews (2013– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

The Story of the Jews is a television series, in five parts, presented by British historian Simon Schama. It was broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC Two in September 2013 and in the ... See full summary »

Star: Simon Schama

Votes: 219

10. Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance (2004– )

220 min | Documentary, Biography, History

From a small Italian community in 15th-century Florence, the Medici family would rise to rule Europe in many ways. Using charm, patronage, skill, duplicity and ruthlessness, they would ... See full summary »

Stars: Massimo Marinoni, Peter Guinness, Ross King, Ian Bustard

Votes: 377

11. The Story of India (2007– )

TV-PG | 55 min | Documentary, History

Michael Wood visits places and interviews experts all over India to cover the great chapters of the subcontinent's history.

Stars: Michael Wood, Chris Baily

Votes: 895

12. This Is Modern Art (1999– )

50 min | Documentary

Art critic Matthew Collings looks into the current state of contemporary art, exploring how Picasso, Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol have redefined art and how modern art seeks to shock the audience.

Stars: Martin Creed, Jeff Koons, Sarah Lucas, Chris Ofili

Votes: 71

13. The Impressionists (2006– )

Drama

"Three hour mini-series tells the intimate history of a most illustrious brotherhood of Impressionist artists - Monet, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne and Manet. Entirely based on documentary ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Armitage, Charlie Condou, Aden Gillett, Julian Glover

Votes: 972

15. The Shock of the New (1982– )

60 min | Documentary

A definitive eight part series on the rise and fall of the modern art movement presented by critic Robert Hughes.

Stars: Robert Hughes, Joseph Beuys, Stuart Brisley, Lorraine Chase

Votes: 120

16. Great Artists with Tim Marlow (2001– )

23 min | Documentary

A major 14 part television series in which art historian Tim Marlow takes a fresh look at the most important artworks of some of the greatest artists in history. Shot on location in over 50... See full summary »

Star: Tim Marlow

Votes: 40



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